Thursday August 6, 2020

Analysis: Muted celebrations after Apple win as state has bigger fight ahead

The European court ruling has bought the government time but it will still have to address the issue of corporate tax reform

Ian Guider

Markets Editor

@ianguider
15th July, 2020
Margrethe Vestager, the EU Commissioner for Competition: her lawyers will be combing through the judgment seeking grounds to appeal to Europe’s highest court. Photo: Emmanuel Dunand/AFP/Getty

By any stretch of the imagination, things could have been much worse for the new government. Now it only has to worry about a domestic political crisis and Covid-19, when it could have also been at the centre of an international storm over corporation tax.

The ruling of the General Court of the European Union was a clear victory for the state and the legal team who pursued the appeal against the EU’s Competition Commission,...

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