Starbucks are to pay £20 million over the next 2 years whether or not they make a profit. It doesn't matter if they make a profit in the next two years. They OWE us!!
For 14 years they say they have not made a profit. Sorry I don’t believe them.
One year, after declaring a loss to HMRC, at a meeting of the shareholders they said they had made £59,000,000 and that making money in the UK was easy. Can one believe anything they say.
The announcement today sounded like they were making a ‘donation’ to UKPLC. I cannot believe that a big company like Starbucks, who pay wages at the lower end of not decent, is not making a huge profit. Donation! They should be in court as you or I would be. HMRC told me in 2000 while I was working abroad, but my paymaster was in the UK:-
“If you earn money in this country you pay tax on it”