– Amazon 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.
There is no sign of any move on corporation tax from Amazon either.
In a statement it says: "Amazon pays all applicable taxes in every jurisdiction that it operates within."
Starbucks expects to pay or pre-pay £10 million in corporation tax in each of the next 2 years - after public and political pressure
HMRC ensures that multinationals pay the tax due in accordance with UK tax law.
We have been very successful in reducing tax avoidance by large businesses in recent years.
We relentlessly challenge those that persist in avoiding tax and have recovered £29bn additional revenues from large businesses in the last six years, including £4.1bn in the last four years from transfer pricing enquiries alone.
These figures speak for themselves.
– HMRC spokesman
Corporation tax receipts are dependent on the wider economy and the corporation tax rate set by Parliament, which was reduced by 2 percentage points for 2011-12.
Taxi drivers will converge on Trafalgar Square this morning in protest over planned tax hikes on biodiesel produced with used cooking oil.
The cab drivers claim the tax increase will force many of them to go back to fossil fuels - which will lead to an increase carbon emissions.