Google hands over £36.4 million in UK corporation tax

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Google has announced its latest UK tax payment after coming under fire from the Government last year for not paying its fair share to the exchequer.

The tech giant revealed it paid £36.4 million in UK corporation tax on pre-tax profits of £148.8 million in the year to June 30 2016.

A Google spokesman said: "As an international business, we pay the majority of our taxes in our home country, as well as all the taxes due in the UK.

"We have recently announced significant new investment in the UK, including new offices in Kings Cross for 7,000 staff."