Calls for a online sales tax

The Times reports on calls from the Tesco boss for a two per cent tax on goods sold online to support ‘bricks-and-mortar’ retailers.

Dave Lewis, Tesco’s chief executive, said an online sales tax would raise roughly £1.25 billion and could be used to protect struggling high street shops which currently employ 4.2 million people across the UK.

There have been growing calls for a tax on online-only retailers in an attempt to influence the chancellor ahead of the budget on October 29th.

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The Times - Tax web sales to save high street, says Tesco chief Dave Lewis


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