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Tax Google to Help the BBC, say Ministers

Tuesday 05 May 2009

Tax Google to Help the BBC, say Ministers

‘Google could be be hit with an online advertising tax to boost the coffers of the BBC, under proposals being discussed by the Government. Ministers are considering taxing search engines, download websites and broadband providers to fund public service TV and the roll-out of broadband.

It could mean tax bills of more than £100million, which in turn may force firms to start charging for emailing, internet searches and social networking, which are used by millions of Britons every day.’

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