Tell Cadbury you're going Cadbury-free for Christmas until the company pays its taxes.

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Cadbury: I'm going Cadbury-free for Christmas until you start paying your UK corporation tax.

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Goal: 75,000

Cadbury hasn't paid any corporation tax in the UK for five years.

The company made £96.5m in profit last year -- but, thanks to a sneaky "tax-efficient structure", it hasn't paid a bean in corporation tax since it was taken over by US food giant Mondelez five years ago.

The Cadbury family built the company on an ethos of social responsibility and pioneered workers' rights. Now, Mondelez has turned the company into just another tax-dodging company.

But we can change that. British people buy more chocolate at Christmas time than at any other time of year. If enough of us pledge to have a Cadbury-free Christmas, we can hit the company's bottom line and get it to start paying the taxes it owes to society.

Cadbury: I'm going Cadbury-free for Christmas until you pay your taxes!

When the Cadbury family built a new factory to grow their chocolate business in the 1870s, they decided to improve their workers' lives and living conditions at the same time. They built a model village that gave workers and their families access to everything from good, affordable houses with large gardens to night classes and swimming pools.

But the Cadbury commitment to social responsibility is well and truly a thing of the past. US food giant Mondelez (formerly Kraft) obliterated what remained of Cadbury's original values when it took over the company, sacking hundreds of workers and setting up a dodgy tax avoiding scheme involving Channel Islands bonds so it could get out of paying the taxes it owes to society.

While Mondelez rakes in the profits, ordinary British people have to watch our public services being decimated in the name of austerity by our apparently cash-strapped government.

SumOfUs members like you have fought hard to stop corporate tax dodging. Over 60,000 SumOfUs members have called out HSBC for helping Britain's richest evade tax on an unprecedented scale, and together, we're pursuing a groundbreaking case to prosecute the big bank for its tax evasion. For this we made front page news in the UK.

Now, we've got to keep up the pressure on Cadbury so it pays its fair share.

Let's tell Cadbury we're going Cadbury-free for Christmas until it pays its taxes.


More information:

Cadbury owner paid no UK corporation tax last year, The Guardian, 6 December 2015
Cadbury owner Mondelez International 'paid no UK tax' for five years since £11.5bn takeover in 2010, The Independent, 6 December 2015

Cadbury hasn't paid any corporation tax in the UK for five years.

The company made £96.5m in profit last year -- but, thanks to a sneaky "tax-efficient structure", it hasn't paid a bean in corporation tax since it was taken over by US food giant Mondelez five years ago.

The Cadbury family built the company on an ethos of social responsibility and pioneered workers' rights. Now, Mondelez has turned the company into just another tax-dodging company.

But we can change that. British people buy more chocolate at Christmas time than at any other time of year. If enough of us pledge to have a Cadbury-free Christmas, we can hit the company's bottom line and get it to start paying the taxes it owes to society.

Cadbury: I'm going Cadbury-free for Christmas until you pay your taxes!


More information:

Cadbury owner paid no UK corporation tax last year, The Guardian, 6 December 2015
Cadbury owner Mondelez International 'paid no UK tax' for five years since £11.5bn takeover in 2010, The Independent, 6 December 2015