Starbucks has paid just £8.6m taxes on £3bn UK sales since 1998 Page 2

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  • StarchildHypocrethes 16 Oct 2012 09:04:47 27,681 posts
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    Alastair wrote:
    I'm now more worried about how SCH knows what burnt semen tastes like!
    I am a man who enjoys culinary experimentation.
  • FanBoysSuck 16 Oct 2012 09:06:21 1,551 posts
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    SClaw wrote:
    That’s capitalism for you. Morality has no place in that equation, as it just muddies the water. While I do despise capitalism it isn’t something you can do half way… if a business starts dicking around being a “nice guy” they’ll get eaten up by the sharks. The rules are broken, not the corporation for taking advantage of them.
    Fair point. This is also why I hate the push for a market with as little regulation as possible. These corporations can't be trusted to do the right thing and even if one did, there would be someone else who wouldn't so they could get ahead :(
  • craigy Staff 16 Oct 2012 09:18:53 8,196 posts
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  • BigOrkWaaagh 16 Oct 2012 09:28:18 2,901 posts
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    I drink neither tea nor coffee.
  • nickthegun 16 Oct 2012 09:34:39 64,535 posts
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    At least they cant threaten to take jobs and services away from the country if we make them pay up.

    “Oh yeah? We’ll pull out of Britain. See how you like that shit!”

    “Oh no! How will we cope with only five major coffee house chains?”
  • Deleted user 16 October 2012 09:37:12
    Tea is shit, but that is in part because I hate making it. And I can only have one a day before the taste makes me feel ill. 6coffees a day for me.
  • sport 16 Oct 2012 09:38:50 13,085 posts
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    Facebook doing the same - http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/2012/oct/10/facebook-uk-taxes
  • SClaw 16 Oct 2012 09:45:54 826 posts
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    sport wrote:
    Facebook doing the same - http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/2012/oct/10/facebook-uk-taxes
    Now that's worse. At least Starbuck's employ a lot of people in the UK, even if it doesn't pay its full way. Facebook employ... 90 people.

    But... again... can't blame them for gaming the rules. We can blame the Tory and Labour governments though.

    Fuck it... let's all vote green party next time. I mean they'll be shit, but it would be worth it to see Natalie Bennett crap herself at the prospect of actually having to work for living.
  • Alastair 16 Oct 2012 09:48:07 17,128 posts
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    StarchildHypocrethes wrote:
    Alastair wrote:
    I'm now more worried about how SCH knows what burnt semen tastes like!
    I am a man who enjoys culinary experimentation.
    You're still my Sex Hero!
  • nickthegun 16 Oct 2012 09:50:55 64,535 posts
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    You have to press his buttons in time to ‘Playing your game’ by Barry White?
  • Alastair 16 Oct 2012 10:09:45 17,128 posts
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    You should see what he makes me use instead of a guitar peripheral!
  • Tonka 16 Oct 2012 10:14:15 23,168 posts
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    +1 to the This is capitalism comment.
  • kinky_mong 16 Oct 2012 10:14:20 11,683 posts
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    Deckard1 wrote:
    Costa coffee for muthafucking life y'all. Also tea is for grannies and homosexuals. It also gives you bitch tits as well apparently.
    All this is true.
  • Tonka 16 Oct 2012 10:15:02 23,168 posts
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    Topical
  • SClaw 16 Oct 2012 10:26:24 826 posts
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    LILT

    What... WTF?
  • THFourteen 16 Oct 2012 10:30:42 37,357 posts
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    JuanKerr wrote:
    Coffee is for cunts. Tea RULES.
    Qft.

    Have you guys seen the ingenuitea?

    I want one!

    http://www.adagio.com/teaware/ingenuiTEA_teapot.html

    Edited by THFourteen at 10:31:17 16-10-2012
  • sport 16 Oct 2012 10:34:07 13,085 posts
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    So....if I set up my registered office in Dublin, and contract myself out from there, can I pay lower tax? Do I need an Irish bank account to?
  • morriss 16 Oct 2012 10:36:40 71,284 posts
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    Big business doesn't pay tax they generate it. Not really news is it?

    Capitalism isn't fair. No one has even hinted that it is or should be.

    However, if you want I less fair, vote Conservative.
  • SClaw 16 Oct 2012 10:43:53 826 posts
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    And Hitler had his own tea house in Bavaria. Seriously (no; he really did!).
  • nickthegun 16 Oct 2012 10:58:13 64,535 posts
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    sport wrote:
    So....if I set up my registered office in Dublin, and contract myself out from there, can I pay lower tax? Do I need an Irish bank account to?
    Give Jimmy Carrs accountant a ring because this is, basically, what he did except his company was based in jersey.
  • sport 16 Oct 2012 11:01:30 13,085 posts
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    nickthegun wrote:
    sport wrote:
    So....if I set up my registered office in Dublin, and contract myself out from there, can I pay lower tax? Do I need an Irish bank account to?
    Give Jimmy Carrs accountant a ring because this is, basically, what he did except his company was based in jersey.
    Excellent, got a meeting with my accountant this month. I'm gonna fuck THE MAN!
  • ram 16 Oct 2012 11:01:51 3,518 posts
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    Give anyone's accountant a ring. You don't hire an accountant to make you pay more taxes.
  • CosmicFuzz 16 Oct 2012 11:08:32 29,094 posts
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    I read this story whilst reading the paper in Starbucks. I was drinking a peppermint tea though, not sure what that makes me.
  • sport 16 Oct 2012 11:12:59 13,085 posts
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    I've heard they're doing a Pumpkin Spice latte now. Is this true? Sounds bloody brill!

    Love the Egg Nog Lattes around Xmas.
  • jellyhead 16 Oct 2012 11:14:48 24,350 posts
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    Apparently their Spiced Punpkin Latte is really nice.
    The tax dodging malarky not so much. cnuts.
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