Green Party wants corporate tax to fund universities


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The Independent Online

Natalie Bennett, leader of the Green Party, has set out proposals to pay for higher education with enforced taxation on multinational companies.

“Last year [Amazon] paid 0.01 per cent of their turnover in tax. That means they’re a parasite,” Ms Bennett said yesterday. She argued that tougher business taxes could help pay for universities.

“If you want to do business in Britain, you [should] have to say every other country where you do business, how many staff you have there and what your turnover is.”

Ms Bennett was fielding questions in the first of five debates hosted by Bite the Ballot with ITV and The Independent’s sister newspaper i, giving young people the opportunity to question the nation’s political leaders.