Margaret Hodge: 'Press helped uncover tax dodgers'

Public Accounts Committee chair Margaret Hodge, has today paid tribute to the role of the press in uncovering the big-name multi-nationals as tax dodgers.

Speaking to Daybreak she said: "[In the wake of the Levenson Inquiry] this was investigative journalism that found out what was happening with Starbucks, Google and Amazon.

"We took that up and exploited it."

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Starbucks hit by tax protests

Coffee chain Starbucks has been hit by protests at branches across the country over its tax arrangements, despite announcing changes to its payments. Dozens of activists chanted "pay your tax" and waved placards and banners outside a London branch.