Starbucks hit by UK Uncut protests as tax row boils over
Activists stage series of sit-ins, amid concerns that firm's decision to pay £20m to Treasury over two years misses the point
Anti-tax avoidance protesters have targeted UK branches of Starbucks, attempting to turn them into women's refuges and creches, saying that the company's unilateral decision to pay £20m to the Treasury over two years is missing the point.
The coffee chain faced a backlash from customers when it emerged last month they had received £3bn in sales over 14 years yet claimed to have made a loss in Britain each year, vastly reducing its corporation tax bill.
The campaign group UK Uncut has organised 45 protests to pressurise the government to clamp down on tax avoidance and roll back cuts to public services.....Read more