Matt Brittin, who previously led Google’s northern and western European arm, will take over the day-to-day running of the new business. Photograph: Reuters TV

Google has announced changes to its European business to meet the challenge of a changing and more combative regulatory landscape on the continent (...)

Following months of research, including help from former Google employees, the House of Commons inquiry has found that Google UK staff do, in fact, make sales. Photograph: Reuters

Google’s Matt Brittin was the smoothest executive on view when Google, Starbucks and Amazon were hauled last year before the House of Commons’ public (...)

Google’s Matt Brittin: questioned in the UK parliament

In the early part of the 20th century, the House of Commons held hearings into the tax affairs of the Vestey brothers, who had become enormousl(...)

John Dixon, Ernst & Young’s head of tax, gives evidence the House of Commons Public Accounts Committee  inquiry into Google’s tax affairs. Photograph:  PA/PA Wire

The head of tax at Ernst & Young in the UK gave some interesting evidence to the House of Commons Public Accounts Committee on Thursday as (...)

Margaret Hodge, chair of the Commons Public Accounts Committee, accused Google of using “smoke and mirrors to avoid paying tax”

A leading UK politician yesterday accused Google of “devious, calculating and unethical” behaviour after a two-hour hearing in which the compan(...)

Google’s European, Middle East and African sales headquarters on Barrow Street, Dublin. Photograph: Paul McErlane/Bloomberg via Getty Images

The ongoing political controversy over the level of tax being paid by Google in its major European markets could have serious implications for (...)

Google's Northern Europe boss, Matt Brittin, testifies to the British parliamentary Public Accounts Committee. Photograph: Reuters

Google faced angry questions today from British politicians investigating its tax affairs and whether it had misled parliament in testimony las(...)

Declarations made by Google to a House of Commons inquiry that advertising sales are handled by Dublin-based staff have(...)