Google Executives Defend U.K. Tax Settlement

Executives for Alphabet Inc.’s Google business defended their settlement with the U.K.’s tax authority before a panel of British lawmakers, attempting to stanch criticism of a deal that detractors say let the search giant off too lightly. In testy exchanges with lawmakers, Tom Hutchinson, Google’s vice president of finance, said the deal reached with the U.K.’s tax authority was the largest settlement the Internet giant has paid outside the U.S.