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.
Amazon EU serves tens of millions of customers and sellers throughout Europe from multiple consumer websites in a number of languages dispatching products to all 27 countries in the EU.
We have a single European Headquarters in Luxembourg with hundreds of employees to manage this complex operation.
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Residents have complained that you ‘wouldn’t even know it’s Christmas’ in one Midlands high street, because of the lack of festive lighting.
Staying very cold with light snow easing through the morning.
Very cold tonight. Mainly dry and bright tomorrow.