3 December 2015 - 9:45am
Press release

Responding the European Commission’s announcement of an investigation into McDonald’s Luxembourg tax practices, Owen Espley, Senior Economic Justice Campaigner at War on Want, said:

“The Commission’s investigation into McDonald's dodgy tax practices is long overdue. For too long McDonald's has been driving-thru without paying: creaming off profits and serving an unhappy meal of poverty wages and zero hour contracts.  

“While public services are cut, the EU allows multinationals to pitch country against country in a race to the bottom on tax. European citizens want an EU that cooperates to make multinationals pay their fair share. It’s time for the EU to supersize action on tax."


Notes for Editors

For further information and interviews, contact John Hilary on +44 7983 550727 or Owen Espley on +44 7861 362797

The EU's announcement is available here:

War on Want’s report “Unhappy Meal” on McDonald’s tax practices is available here:

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