Starbucks to pay �10m tax

Coffee giant Starbucks today said it expects to pay 'somewhere in the range of �10m' in UK corporation tax for each of the next two years.

The announcement comes after it emerged Starbucks paid just �8.6m in corporation tax in 14 years of trading in Britain and nothing in the last three years.

Starbucks UK managing director Kris Engskov told the London Chamber of Commerce that changes to its tax arrangements will see the firm pay above what is required by law.

Mr Engskov said the proposal had not been discussed with HM Revenue & Customs, adding: 'With the backdrop of these difficult times, in the area of tax, our customers clearly expect us to do more.'


You may also want to watch:


Become a Supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years. Our industry faces testing times, which is why we're asking for your support. Every contribution will help us continue to produce local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Become a Supporter
Comments powered by Disqus