Google UK Ltd’s Tax Rate Was Actually 83.8% Of Profits So What Were The Guardian Talking About?
2 and 7 respectively with times of 16:57.75 and 17:24.67. Macumber ran a 5K in fewer than 17 minutes for the second time this season. The University of Guelph from Canada won the womens team competition with 60 points. The UK men’s team placed 27th overall on 688 points. MacKay Wilson was UK’s top finisher in 42nd (37 points) with a time of 25:28.89. Freshman Cassidy Hale turned in a top-10 performance in her hometown with a 17th-place time of 17.40.77 (16), Taylor Wendler was 46th with a time of 18:07.86 (45) and Anna Bostrom was UK’s No. 5 finisher placing 62nd overall with a time of 18:23.24 (60). Gabriel Harm was 154th in 26:38.37 (136), Jake Wildenmann was 178th in 26:51.93 (155), Keffri Neal 27:08.13 placed 195th (168) and Tim Layten rounded out UK’s top-5 with a 195th-place time of 27:47.09 (192). Kentucky will return to action for the last race of the regular season, the Pre-NCAA Invitational in Terre Haute, Ind., on Oct. 19. Mens Team Results (Winner and UK Only) 1. University of Guelph: 60 27. Kentucky: 688 Mens Individual Results (Winner and UK Only) 1. Peter Okwera: 24:20.39 42.
Margaret Hodge, the chairwoman of the Commons public accounts committee who earlier this year accused Google of breaking its company motto of dont be evil said it had once again shown contempt for its customers and UK taxpayers. Googles complex tax arrangements, under which sales are booked in Ireland but revenues funnelled to a subsidiary in the tax haven of Bermuda, help the group pay minimal tax on the billions it earns outside the US. Google UK said in its latest accounts that it earned pre-tax profits of 37m on a turnover of 506m. The thing is, Google didnt pay 11.6 million in tax on that 37 million profit. Its paid 30.8 million in tax on that profit of 37 million for a tax rate of 83.8%. The actual accounts I have here. And as you can see the numbers The Guardian are using are simply wrong. The reason why theyre wrong is also simple enough to explain. Google was expensing certain of the stock awards that theyve made to staff. HMRC has, possibly correctly, insisted that these are not in fact tax-deductible expenses. They might well be correct under IFRS but theyre not under the tax rules: therefore previous tax deductions taken have to be reversed and the tax paid.
According to the Official Charts Company , the 24-year-old Swedish producer and DJ’s track broke through the million copies sales barrier this morning (October 6). The track is the 140th single to reach this milestone in British chart history, and the third to do so this year after Daft Punk ‘s ‘Get Lucky’ and Robin Thicke’s ‘Blurred Lines’. ‘Wake Me Up’ debuted in at Number One in the Official UK Singles Chart back in in July, and it became the fastest selling single of 2013 after shifting 267,000 copies in its first week on sale. The song then spent three consecutive weeks at the top. “Having the fastest selling record of 2013 is obviously a huge deal to me,” Avicii told BBC Radio 1’s Official Chart Show host Jameela Jamil at the time. “I never thought being on the Official Chart was an option for my music. Dance music has its own things; we have our own charts and lists, so just having a Number One is insane!” In related news, Snow Patrol s ‘Chasing Cars’ has also broken through the million sales mark. The track, which was originally released in 2006, has re-entered the Official Singles Chart on an almost annual basis, climbing back into the Top 75 in six out of the last seven years. Elton John s double A-side ‘Something About The Way You Look Tonight / Candle In The Wind ’97’ remains the UKs biggest selling single of all-time. It has sold nearly 5 million copies since its release sixteen years ago. You can see the full list of the UKs 140 Official Million Selling Singles here .
UK shows evidence of changing culture in near-comeback
The sell-out crowd in Williams-Brice Stadium was rocking and memories of UK’s 54-3 defeat the last time the Wildcats visited Columbia, S.C., resurfaced. Mark Stoops, however, was steady. Of course he was frustrated with the way his team had played, but the scenario was not wholly unexpected. “Things played out about how they thought they would,” Stoops said. “We knew – and we talked about it all week – that they would start fast here at home. A team that can get you off balance and strike very quickly, they did that early.” Taking a cue from their coach, the Cats were undeterred. UK mounted a spirited rally, outscoring South Carolina 28-14 over the final 44:20. Twice the Cats climbed to within a single score in the fourth quarter, but the comeback bid was finally foiled when the Gamecocks picked up a pair of first downs on their final drive to salt away the 35-28 win. Stoops has little interest in moral victories, but even he couldn’t help but be pleased by the way his team responded to the largest deficit it has faced all season. “I was proud of our team because we did talk about it and prepare for it and if they did, we would stay in there and not flinch, take their best shot and battle back and have an opportunity to make plays in the fourth quarter to win the game,” Stoops said. “I was proud of the fact that we were in position to do that and very frustrated that we did not do that.” The play weighing most on his mind was a third-and-3 on South Carolina’s final drive. Stoops expected a read-option with Connor Shaw potentially handing to Mike Davis, so the Cats blitzed. Davis got the ball and appeared hemmed in, but managed five yards to prolong the possession and keep the ball away from Jalen Whitlow and the suddenly hot UK offense.