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The foreigners can declare themselves resident of Great Britain, but not domiciled. This statute enables them not to pay a tax on their credits held abroad, as long as they are not repatriated in Great Britain. According to the figures of the Treasury, 115.000 people profited from this privilege over the fiscal year 2004-2005.
(Les Echos , France , 14/02/2008 )

The average wage cost in the car industry is 26,3 euros per hour.
(Les Echos , France , 25/03/2006 )

Main violations of the human rights and dirty money laundering
(year and company name)

2005 HSBC Holdings (Hong-Kong & Shangai Banking Corp)
2002 Royal Bank of Scotland
2001 Barclays Plc
2001 HSBC Holdings (Hong-Kong & Shangai Banking Corp)
2001 Indosuez
2001 Paine Webber Group Inc.
1998 ANZ Australia & New Zealand Banking Group Ltd
1998 Barclays Plc
1998 Commerzbank AG
1998 CSFB Credit Suisse First Boston
1998 HSBC Holdings (Hong-Kong & Shangai Banking Corp)
1998 Merrill Lynch & Co.
1998 NatWest (National Westminster Bank)
1998 NatWest (National Westminster Bank)
1998 Standard Chartered Bank

Main labor right violations
(year, company name and norm number)

2006 Marks & Spencer 1,131
2006 Sainsbury 1,131
2005 Asda Group 87, 98
2002 Diageo PLC 138
2002 Loews Cineplex Entertainment Corp. 138
2002 McDonald's 138
2002 Safeway Inc. 138
2002 Tesco 138
2002 Woolworths Ltd 138

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