Matt Brittin

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Google wanted Android to be open enough to be adopted but closed enough to reward its investments in search, email and other applications. Photograph: Pawel Kopczynski/Reuters

Matt Brittin, president of Google’s European operations, complained that EU officials “could be better informed than they are”. It might help if Googl(...)

President of Google Europe, Middle East and Africa, Matt Brittin: he told committe he is unaware of his own salary. Photograph: AFP photo/PRU

The head of Google’s European operation was accused of living “in a different world” as British MPs questioned him about the tech company’s controvers(...)

The British settlement could lead to Google  agreeing to pay more tax in other European countries where it is under scrutiny. Photograph: Chris Ison/PA Wire

Google has reached a settlement with the UK to pay £130 million in back taxes and higher taxes in future. The deal could see Google paying more in ot(...)

Ireland will have to act wisely, observing which way the wind is blowing, measuring its response, and all the while seeking to preserve the benefits of its vital foreign direct investment sector

You don’t need a weatherman to know which way the wind is blowing in relation to the taxation of multinationals. Whether it’s Margaret Hodge in Westmi(...)

 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 (...)

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