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Vodafone lost almost half-a-billion quid in the six months to November, its half-year results reveal, but it also had to write down £6bn from the value of its operations in southern Europe. The US is doing OK, and Vodafone will get a dividend payment from Verizon Communications (of which it owns 45 per cent) of £2.4bn, but …


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  1. Pooka

    Shall we start a book...

    ....on the amount of UK Tax they decide to pay?

    1. The Cube
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      Re: Shall we start a book...

      Yep, I'll go for;

      - Less than 1% tax

      - More than £1million donated to the party currently in government to make sure we have to pay the tax they don't want to.

  2. Locky

    Despite the loss before tax

    The loss after tax being the same number....

  3. Jim 59

    Hey Vodaphone

    Just pay your tax

  4. jonathanb Silver badge

    Just to be clear

    The £6bn write down on investments is not allowable for Corporation tax, so if there are no other adjustments to arrive at the taxable profit figure, they will pay tax on £5.5bn profit - not all of it in this country.

  5. Anonymous Coward

    Vodafone Italia the most expensive one - while offering less.

    In Italy Vodafone became the most expensive company while offering less to its customers - many decide to move to other operators. It's no surprise its revenues here are falling. But its acuatl CEO is the same one that lead Vodafone Italy to be what it is now - no surprise nothing changed.

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