The Supermarkets all give an impression of being environmentally aware and ethical. Aoibheann continually questions their intentions, and it's not long before one realises that a supermarket cares nothing about anything except profit margins. Even the recent charge on shopping bags is said to have no financial benefit to the stores, and we are told that the 5p charge goes straight to the government who will use it for environmental purposes.
Aoibheann has noticed that some stores, especially the clothing companies, are still using their logo on the bags. Therefore, it would be likely that the company will be able to off-set the 'marketing' and 'advertising' costs incurred against claimable expenses. For big companies such as Asda, Tesco, Hugo Boss, GAP and H&M this means there are are always going to be more tax loop holes, which the government encourages the rich to exploit when providing a return for corporation tax -. http://www.brookson.co.uk/knowledge-centre/limited-company/claiming-business-expenses/
LEFT: -The butterfly emblem gives the impression that Asda are environmentally conscious and as pure and as smooth as Simon and Garfunkel's rendition of 'Silent Night'. But we all know that Asda/Walmart are the 21st century equivalent of The United Fruit Company, with a family that, through nepotism, has inherited a wealth greater than the 40 poorest countries on the planet.
Will our extra 5p really go to charity, and will there be even more tax breaks for rich corporations?