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As I live a stone's throw away from Shell HQ, my neighborhood and the city of The Hague will be economically effected by losing part of it's largest employer. Ease on the housing market will be welcomed.

by Oui on Mon Nov 15th, 2021 at 11:13:39 AM EST
For the last four years, the Shell HQ building has been shut down due to complete renovation 😉

You suddenly have to pay profit tax, you are convicted for climate and oil pollution (Niger delta), you do not get your promised tax benefit on dividend. What do you do then as a right-minded, profit-hungry, irresponsible multinational? Then you run away.

by Oui on Mon Nov 15th, 2021 at 11:21:24 AM EST
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by Oui on Mon Nov 15th, 2021 at 11:24:52 AM EST
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Shell's plan to move HQ to London gets Dutch backlash

With a market valuation of more than £125bn, Shell's move to pick Britain as its sole home is seen in Westminster as a post-Brexit coup after it emerged earlier this year that Amsterdam had overtaken London as Europe's largest share trading centre, a largely symbolic blow.

The move to simplify the share structure comes after the US hedge fund Third Point, led by the Wall Street investor Daniel Loeb, took a stake in the company and started pushing for changes, including a potential breakup. Third Point had accused Shell of having "an incoherent, conflicting set of strategies attempting to appease multiple interests but satisfying none".

by Oui on Tue Nov 16th, 2021 at 04:37:33 AM EST
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Not about taxes, the advantage of London is legislation and regulation of a fossil fuel nation and leaving EU Courts and laws behind. Shell Pernis will abide by the industrial regulations of emissions etc. ... Shell sustainable energy will still reap subsidies for EU green energy projects and production NortH2.

About avoiding taxes in Europe's best tax haven ... next to the Islands!

How the Dutch tax authority gave Shell's foreign shareholders a gift of more than 7 billion euros

If the recent upheaval about the dividend tax in the Netherlands has taught us anything, it's that Royal Dutch Shell and Unilever shareholders are not keen on paying Dutch dividend tax. The Dutch government recently released twelve memos concerning the dividend tax which were authored by civil servants at the Dutch Ministry of Finance and the Ministry of Economic Affairs which extensively mention the position of both companies and their interests in the debate over whether to abolish the dividend tax.

Dutch taxpayers may have missed out on €27bn in dividend taxes: FTM | Oct. 22, 2021 |

Shell stockholders caught with their greedy hands in The Hague cookie jar in care of Mark Rutte?

by Oui on Tue Nov 16th, 2021 at 10:15:21 AM EST
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