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‘Google paid £36.4million in UK corporation tax last year – despite making a turnover of £1billion.

The contribution is higher than it has paid in the past but critics still called the amount ‘paltry’.

Experts said the US web search giant would have owed around ten times that figure if it were taxed on its total profits from sales in Britain.

Google’s accounts say it made £148.8million of pre-tax profits in the UK following revenues of £1billion.

But the technology firm is thought to make around a tenth of its £71.2billion worldwide revenues over here – suggesting that Google actually gets around £7billion from UK operations.’

Read more: Critics hit out at Google’s ‘paltry’ £36 million UK tax bill after US web search giant rakes in £1billion in revenues