Christopher Whiteside MBE is Conservative County Councillor for the Egremont North and St Bees Division of Cumbria County Council. The division includes St Bees, Bigrigg, Wood End, Moor Row, part of the Mirehouse area of Whitehaven, and surrounding countryside.
He is also deputy chair (political and campaigning) of the North-West region of the voluntary wing of the Conservative party.
Chris lives and works in Copeland with his wife and family.
The growing success of large international companies has provided new innovation, jobs, and opportunities, but it is only right that they now pay their fair share of taxes. Only joint international agreement between all the major economies can make that work.
That is why the Chancellor has welcomed milestone progress on global tax reform, laying the foundations for an historic agreement to introduce a minimum 15 per cent international rate, whilst cracking down on corporations that avoid paying their taxes.
The global deal will create a tax model that is fit for purpose in the digital age, levelling up our high streets and ensuring the system is fairer for everyone.