GOOGLE WHACK Philip Hammond will introduce a Digital Services Tax in crackdown on tax-dodging web giants
TAX-DODGING tech giants will be forced to stump up more under the Chancellor’s 21st-century blueprint to defeat Corbynism.

Philip Hammond delighted Tory conference activists with his surprise vow to introduce a Digital Services Tax.

The levy on international profits made from users in Britain by ­California-based giants such as Facebook and Google will recoup hundreds of millions of pounds.

Mr Hammond wants it in place in one to two years if a global agreements on taxing tech firms still ­cannot be reached. The crowd-pleaser was the gem of his keynote speech to the Tories’ annual conference in Birmingham.

But he also used it to spell out a vision to harness the unfolding technology revolution to improve angry Brits’ lives. If was Mr Hammond’s rival offer to defeat hard-left Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn’s Socialist blueprint.

Mr Hammond told the conference: “Global internet giants must contribute fairly to funding our public services. The best way to tax international companies is through international agreements.

“But the time for talking is coming to an end and the stalling has to stop. If we cannot reach agreement, the UK will go it alone with a Digital Services Tax of its own.”

The Chancellor will push ahead with the move after losing patience with the US.

Despite repeated promises for global action to end the tax dodge, President Trump’s administration is still stalling on a solution as it reaps billions from the firms, with so many based on the US’s West Coast.

Britain is instead now looking at Europe-wide action, as France is also keen for something to be done. The Treasury is also consulting on a second online levy, an Online Sales Tax, to force digital retailers such as Amazon to pay more tax too......