Protest at Starbucks in Birmingham

Birmingham Uncut campaigners will transform a Birmingham City Centre Starbucks into a women's homeless shelter today. They say they want to 'highlight the impact of cuts upon women’s and homelessness services'.

The protest is part of a national day of action called by UK Uncut, which sees 40 local actions taking place up and down the country from Glasgow to Portsmouth.

Activists have chosen to target Starbucks as a result of its tax avoidance. It came under fire after a Reuters investigation disclosed that the company had paid no UK corporation tax in the last three years, despite reporting sales of £1.2bn.