Google, Amazon and Starbucks face questions on tax avoidance

In the wake of government cuts and previous investigations into corporation tax paid by large corporations, global firms are coming under increasing scrutiny for paying little or no corporation tax in the UK. 

Three international corporations, Starbucks, Google and Amazon, will face questions from MPs over tax avoidance today, over their decision to base their European businesses outside the UK to avoid paying full UK corporation tax.

A recent report published by Reuters highlighted how Starbucks paid £8.6m in taxes over 14 years, Google paid £3.4m in 2011 and Amazon paid less than £1m in the same year.

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