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UK's Johnson discussed taxation with Amazon's Bezos

UK's Johnson discussed taxation with Amazon's Bezos
UK's Johnson discussed taxation with Amazon's Bezos   -   Copyright  Thomson Reuters 2021   -  
By Reuters

<div> <p><span class="caps">LONDON</span> -British Prime Minister Boris Johnson discussed the issue of taxation when he met Amazon’s founder Jeff Bezos in New York, Downing Street said.</p> <p>“The prime minister raised the issue of taxation, and hoped progress could be [made] in implementing the G7 agreement on tax,” a Downing Street spokesperson said in a readout of the meeting.</p> <p>Bezos pledged on Monday to give away $1 billion in grants this year to focus on efforts around conservation.</p> <p>The pledge is a part of his previously announced Bezos Earth Fund, which the Amazon founder started last year to execute his $10 billion commitment to fund scientists, activists and non-profit organizations in the fight against climate change.</p> <p>“The prime minister welcomed the Bezos Earth Fund’s commitment, announced tonight, to give $1 billion to protect forests and remove carbon from the air,” Downing Street said.</p> <p>“The prime minister and Mr Bezos agreed to work together to see what more could be done in the run up to and at COP26.”</p> </div>