One Direction Paid £8.2m In Tax Last Year, Shaming Britian's Biggest Businesses

Britain's most successful boyband One Direction paid at least £8.2m in tax last year, enough to fund 370 junior nurses, 260 secondary school teachers and 5 new primary schools.

The foursome, whose fifth member Zayn Malik quit earlier this year, earned an impressive £73.7m from their musical exploits and popular live gigs.

Their contribution dwarfs that of social network Facebook which paid just £4,327 in corporation taxes last year, despite boasting about increasing advertising revenues and over a billion active users.

The group paid £10.47m to HMRC in taxation in 2014 of which £8.24m was paid in UK corporation tax.

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