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A petition set up by a couple who run independent bookshops in Warwickshire against online retailer Amazon has been signed by more than 150,000 people.
Frances Smith and her husband Keith will go to Downing Street today to hand in the petition.
The couple say they are struggling because they are undercut by the online retailer who don't pay any corporation tax.
Amazon says it pays all the tax it has to.
A petition set up by a couple who run independent bookshops in Warwickshire against online retailer Amazon has been signed by more than 31,000 people.
Frances Smith and her husband run stores in Kenilworth and Warwick. They say they're struggling because they're undercut by the online retailer who don't pay any corporation tax. Amazon says it pays all the tax it has to.
More than 7,000 people have signed a petition to encourage the on-line retailer, Amazon, to pay more UK tax.
It has been set up by a couple who run independent bookshops in Warwickshire. They claim they are at a disadvantage because the tax issue helps the internet giant to undercut them. Wesley Smith reports.
Frances Smith, an independent bookseller, has told ITV Central that Amazon should be "encouraged" to pay taxes in this country.
This comes after she set up an online petition to force Amazon to start paying tax on its UK earnings.
Following the owners of a local independent bookshop from the Midlands setting up an online petition to force Amazon to start paying tax on its UK earnings, the company has issued the following statement:
Amazon pays all applicable taxes in every jurisdiction that it operates within.
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