Why Lush wants to pay the tax that Google avoids

January 29, 2016

Google hit the headlines this week with the news that it has agreed a £130m payment to the British taxman, an amount that critics, and even some investors, have dismissed as derisory. It's just the latest chapter in an ongoing saga of revolt against the big corporations that organise their operations to pay as little tax as possible.

But some companies at least have taken the view that paying their fair share of tax is part of their overall social responsibility. Lush is one such company. What are the barriers to this sort of thinking entering the mainstream? And why do almost none of the companies in the front guard of socially responsible firms follow suit?
Includes a short excerpt from the video with Mark Constantine of Lush on YouTube.