Tell Starbucks to pay their fair share

Yesterday we learned that Starbucks, which had sales of nearly £400m in the UK last year, paid nothing in corporation tax.

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This is down to something called "transfer pricing". It sounds complicated, and in fact it is, but in a nutshell it's a process by which large companies move money off-shore as a way to avoid paying pax on it.

This is legal, but it's not an option for smaller independant producers who are then at a huge disadvantage.

We want to tell Starbucks that they have an obligation, if they want to make money in the UK, to pay their fair share of tax.

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commented 2012-11-17 09:43:53 +0000 · Flag
Starbucks is obviously as toxic as the coffee they sell. We all drink far too much coffee and we now know it’s not good for us. So boycott Starbucks, drink less coffee and be healthier – hopefully not like Starbucks’ UK profits which would look a lot less healthy and hopefully teach them not to cheat our UK economy.
commented 2012-11-13 14:49:32 +0000 · Flag
If you want a licence to operate in this country, you should pay taxes just like everyone else. I boycott Starbucks – if everyone else does too, you will not have a viable business in this country.
commented 2012-11-13 09:14:26 +0000 · Flag
If you want to do business in this country then you should pay taxes the same as everyone else, otherwise go and have your business in the country which you are supporting and sending your money.
commented 2012-10-19 16:29:52 +0100 · Flag
You may think it is clever to minimise your tax. I think it is sick that your customers have no such choice and pay their taxes to allow you the environment within which to make your profits.
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