Starbucks still under pressure over its tax affairs has sparked fresh controversy with news that it is to cut paid lunch breaks, sick leave and maternity benefits for thousands of low paid British staff. The move suggests that staff at Starbucks could find themselves funding the US coffee giant’s new UK tax bill once agreed with HM Revenue & Customs.
At the weekend Starbucks said it was reassessing the amount of tax it pays in the UK, following major public backlash. It said it understood that it needed “to do more to maintain and further build public trust”. Read more »