Google spends more than half a billion pounds on employee wages

WEB DESK: Internet giant Google spent more than half a billion pounds on wages for its 2,000 plus UK staff to recruit and retain first rate people, its most recent filing revealed.

The tech giant  revealed that its bill for staff salaries reached £562million, and it hired 494 more workers in the 18 months to June 2015.

The accounts for Google UK, which were filed with Companies House this week, said: ‘The company is committed to the recruitment and retention of first-rate people, and therefore offers a highly competitive compensation and benefits package.’

Over the period it took £1.2billion in revenues, with three quarters of this sum – £890million – being funnelled to ‘marketing and services’ fees towards its European headquarters in Ireland.