The Archbishop of Canterbury spoke to the BBC today of the need to “affirm the significance of those who generate and create wealth”.
But Archbishop Justin Welby stressed the need for companies to contribute to the society in which they operate, saying that tax “is part of solidarity”.
“Tax is saying ‘I belong to this place, I benefit from the fact that we have police and a health service and a welfare system and external security.’ The tax is saying ‘I belong to that’.”
He added: “Jesus Christ spoke of the importance of paying what’s due. The Bible speaks of it endlessly. You give what you are due to give.”