Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Guest list for secretive Bilderberg conference shows Osborne and Balls will join Amazon and Google chiefs as pressure mounts over firms' tax avoidance

George Osborne and Ed Balls will join the chiefs of Amazon and Google at a secretive conference, it was revealed last night, as both firms face mounting pressure over their tax avoidance strategies.

The Chancellor and his Labour shadow will attend the Bilderberg Conference at the five-star Grove Hotel near Watford, Hertfordshire, along with Amazon's Jeff Bezos and Eric Schmidt of Google.

Their names were revealed in a list of 140 politicians, academics and businessmen - including only 14 women - who will this week discuss topics such as ‘cyber warfare’ and ‘jobs, entitlement and debt’.