Major firms quizzed over tax

Starbucks, Google and Amazon are bring questioned by MPs on the Public Accounts Committee on the issue of tax avoidance. The multinational firms are accused of paying little or no tax on their UK earnings.

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Starbucks admits 'good deal' with Dutch government

Labour MP Austin Mitchell tells Starbucks "you're either running business badly or there is a fiddle going on".

Starbucks says they have no offshore tax arrangements in Caribbean or Cayman, but admits they get good deal under a tax deal with Dutch government - that is why royalties are paid there.

Starbucks chief financial officer Troy Alstead addressing MPs Credit: HoC TV

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