The business secretary, when asked by the Guardian if he would consider boycotting their products, said:
I don’t shop at Starbucks so this doesn’t apply to me, but I can fully understand why people would vote with their feet as a result of their tax dodging.
It seems that the company has paid tax only once in the 14 years that it has been operating in the UK.
I am delighted they are taking this issue seriously and they are listening to the feedback from their UK taxpaying customers. I might be able to buy a coffee from Starbucks again soon.
Readers might like to sign the Fairer Tax petition.
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