UK Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Andrea Leadsom said the government is still pushing for digital tax despite repeated objections by the US. At the same time, it’s just one particular issues which will not stand in the way of a UK-US trade agreement.

She told Talk Radio: “The United States and the United Kingdom are committed to entering into a trade deal with each other and we have a very strong relationship that goes back centuries so some of the disagreements that we might have over particular issues don’t in any way damage the excellent and strong and deep relationship between the U.S. and the UK,”

“There are always tough negotiations and tough talk but I think where the tech tax is concerned it’s absolutely vital that these huge multinationals who are making incredible amounts of income and profit should be taxed and what we want to do is to work internationally with the rest of the world to cover with a proper regime that ensures that they’re paying their fair share.”

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