UK Uncut response to Starbucks tax announcement

In response to Starbucks’ announcement that it has decided to make a voluntary contribution to HM Revenue and Customs, Kara Stewart, UK Uncut spokesperson, said:

“Offering to pay some tax if and when it suits you doesn’t stop you being a tax dodger. This is just a PR stunt- who is to say these funds won’t come straight out of Starbuck’s marketing budget? Such desperate attempts by Starbucks to deflect public pressure will get them nowhere. The government must force Starbucks and every other tax dodging company to pay their fair share, instead of inflicting brutal cuts on those least able to shoulder the burden of austerity.”