Starbucks, Amazon and Google to face MPs

Starbucks, Google and Amazon will face a public grilling at the House of Commons public accounts committee today, when MPs will quiz the companies on tax avoidance.

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MPs will quiz Starbucks over tax avoidance Credit: Johnny Green/PA Wire

The Public Accounts Committee (PAC), which is charged with monitoring government financial affairs, has invited the companies to give evidence amid mounting public and political concern about tax avoidance by big international companies.

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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.