Cadbury’s US bosses paid just £271,000 in tax despite sales of £1.7billion in the UK last year

CADBURY’S parent company paid just £271,000 in UK tax last year despite sales here of £1.7billion.

Mondelez UK, which makes the brand’s favourites such as Fudge, posted profits of just £35million for 2018, according to Companies House documents.

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The sweet giant that owns Cadbury paid just £271,000 tax in the UK last year[/caption]

But the firm — which also owns Kenco and Oreo — handed over dividends of £200million to its parent firm in tax haven Switzerland.

The news was blasted by critics, who called for new tax rules.

Robert Palmer, of Tax Justice UK, said: “We need to end clever wheezes that companies like Cadbury’s can use to slash tax bills.”

Harry Fone, of the TaxPayers’ Alliance, added: “Armies of lawyers and accountants for multinational companies are able to exploit loopholes to reduce tax bills.

“We need a simpler, more competitive system.”

Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell said: “Labour will make sure rich corporations pay their taxes.”

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Labour’s John McDonnell vowed the party ‘will make sure rich corporations pay their taxes’[/caption]


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