Npower Scandal

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Dear Andy,

Npower have been rumbled! Over the past few days a top tax expert has been investigating their accounts. Today the results of that investigation are splashed across the Sun newspaper – where it will be read by millions. [1]

Last week we found out Npower hadn’t paid a penny in corporation tax in the last three years. Now a tax expert – paid for by donations from 38 Degrees members – has uncovered the likely explanation. They’re funneling profits made in the UK through a shell company in Malta. It looks like this has helped them dodge £60 million in tax over the last four years! [2]

We’ve got them. And it’s donations from 38 Degrees members that have uncovered this scam. Other tax dodging companies have backed down once the glare of publicity is on them. This newspaper coverage, and our 100,000 signature strong petition is a great start. Now it’s time to take this straight to Npower’s chief executive.

Please click here to send Npower CEO Paul Massara an email demanding he meets with 38 Degrees members and tells us how he’ll put an end to this immoral tax dodge:

This is more sinister than just a spot of clever accounting. Every time a company like Npower avoids paying their fair share, it means one of two things for the rest of us: more cuts or tax rises.

If we combine our pressure with today’s media hit, we’ve got them right where we want them. Every message to Npower’s CEO sends him the powerful signal that their tax dodging is not acceptable. If Mr Massara doesn’t want his business to hemorrhage customers, it needs to change its cheating ways.

People power is stepping up where government has, so far, failed to act. Last year 38 Degrees members forced sponsors of the London Olympic Games to drop plans to take special tax bribes. Then public outcry forced tax-dodging Starbucks to change track. [3]

We’ve won before – and we know if we can keep the heat on NPower, we’ll win again.

Thanks for being involved,

Becky, David, Belinda and the rest of the 38 Degrees team

PS: Npower’s PR line is that they’ve doing “nothing wrong”. It might not be illegal – but it is immoral. So let’s send them a clear message: if they want to keep their customers in Britain, they have to start paying their fair share of taxes here too. Please take two minutes to email Npower’s CEO now:

[1] Read the story in The Sun.
[2] Read the full report:
[3] 38 Degrees blog: Olympics Tax Success:
BBC News: Tax not ‘voluntary’, Alexander tells firms:


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