Starbucks to cough up extra £20m in tax payments over next two years
Hooray for Starbucks! Again! Following all the hoo-hah and furore about them supposedly skipping their tax responsibilities in the UK, they’ve made the grandest of grand gestures.
Starbucks UK managing director Kris Engskov has announced that the company will be paying ‘a significant amount of tax during 2013 and 2014 regardless of whether the company is profitable during these years’. Wow! Thanks Kris! As a nation, we are truly grateful for your company paying its fair whack like so many of its ordinary citizens do.
He revealed that the extra tax payment could amount to as much as £20m over the next two years, adding ‘We know we are not perfect’. Aww, he makes Starbucks sound so cute and vulnerable, doesn’t he?
Apropos of nothing much at all, you can continue to nominate in our Worst Company Of 2012 poll here…