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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.

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Starbucks lack of UK profit 'nothing to do with tax avoidance'

Margaret Hodge questioning why Starbucks are in the UK if they making a loss here - she also reveals her own coffee preferences at different fast food outlets. Starbucks representative says 'respectfully' the lack of profit in UK has nothing to do with tax avoidance - MPs look unimpressed.

Starbucks is being questioned by MPs on the Public Accounts Committee Credit: Press Association

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