Reacting to the news of Google's £130 million deal with HMRC, Jonathan Isaby, Chief Executive of the TaxPayers' Alliance, said:
"Yet again we have a case that demonstrates why we need radical simplification of our hugely complex tax system. People are fed up of politicians pontificating about how much tax companies are paying when they are only playing by the loophole-ridden rules set by those same politicians in the first place.
It is clearly not right that anyone's tax bill should be subject to a six-year negotiation with the taxman. But until big chunks of our nearly 21,000-page tax code are torn up and rewritten, public confidence that everyone is paying their fair share will not return."