Facebook's UK wing paid just £4k in corporation tax last year

That's a WHOPPING WHOLE GRAND more than in 2013

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Facebook has once again ponied up corporation tax to Blighty's HM Revenue & Customs – this time around handing over the vanishingly small sum of £4,000 to the Treasury.

Last year, the free content ad network coughed up £3,169 to HMRC, but that figure was offset by tax credits.

In 2012, Facebook didn't pay a penny in corporation tax. It led to some critics chastising the data-processing company and other tech giants for using legal loopholes to dodge bills from the UK's tax man.

The Mark Zuckerberg-run company's latest filing showed a pre-tax loss of £28.5m, which Facebook attributed to a higher share based payment charge.

It added that the staff headcount of the UK wing of Facebook had more than doubled since 2013, due to growth in its engineering division.

As of the end of last year, the firm had 494 employees on its books in Blighty, who collectively pocketed £35.4m in share bonuses. ®

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