Why as a nation were we outraged with Starbucks…but not Amazon?

£167bn makes income tax the government’s main area of revenue. It contributes to the £648bn total of incoming receipts. This compares with £732bn which is the government’s total expenditure. The gap is bridged with £84bn of borrowing. So how does Starbucks fit into all that? It is only one company after all. When reports emerged in 2012 showing that the coffee giants had paid little to no tax the British public reacted with venom. There was national animosity, protests and many chose to boycott them and are continuing to do so. This was admirable and moving – voting with your
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