Originally Posted by Razi3l
Keep this OT.
I guess it hurts kotick having to pay 2.5% more to taxes? :\\
You shouldn't try and make this into a "greedy Bobby K" thing, this is very common in the business world. If a certain industry thinks that it is not getting tax relief in proportion to the money it brings to the local economy they will saber rattle a little bit to try and pressure the gov. into providing said relief.
Otherwise if it make economical sense to move somewhere that has a more favorable tax code, well the company may well up and move. If you were running a business would you do it any different, knowing that every dollar saved was another dollar in your pocket?
If the company goes than it won't matter that the UK was getting 2%, just a random number for example, more in tax revenues, all the tax revenues that company would have generated will be gone, the jobs will be gone, the office space will be empty, etc.
Big companies like that can make up a significant portion of the economy of the city they are located in.Edited by Mygaffer - 1/4/11 at 3:08am