Facebook applies for housing benefit and tax credits

FACEBOOK’S small tax bill means it is eligible for a range of benefits for people on low incomes, it has emerged.

After paying just £4,327 in tax, suggesting an income of around £20,000, the company says it is struggling to make ends meet and has been forced to apply for housing benefit, winter heating allowance and a bus pass.

Founder Mark Zuckerberg said: “I should get £700 a year in working tax credits. That may not sound much, but it’s a lifesaver when you’re on a low income.

“It felt odd going to a food bank but I’m glad I did because there was probably 15 quid’s worth of food in the box, which is not to be sneezed at.”

Zuckerberg said Facebook had also received a hardship loan from the Job Centre, several thousand free eye tests for its employees and a reconditioned fridge from a local charity.

Facebook user Donna Sheridan said: “I’ve set up a Facebook page called ‘Give some money to Facebook’. It’s the least I can do after they let me put up all those pictures of cakes.”

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Pro-Europe campaign is just photo of Farage

THE campaign to keep Britain in the EU is just a photo of Nigel Farage drinking a pint.

The photo has been turned into posters with the caption ‘Really, this guy?’.

Campaign manager Nikki Hollis said: “Brexit see Nigel as their biggest asset. I’ll just leave that there for a second.”

She added: “But he’s also our biggest asset because of everything about him.”

The Farage posters, which depict him laughing like a barking frog in Home Counties inns surrounded by golfers, will be installed in bus shelters and train stations across the country.

Hollis said: “It does mean that both campaigns will be pathetically simplistic, but at least ours is based on fact.”

Plans to front the Britain Stronger In Europe campaign with June Sarpong were abandoned because most voters are not hungover students watching T4 in 2006.