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Businesses and SMEs - Motion to Take Note (6 Jul 2017)

Lord Leigh of Hurley: ...that. This leads us to the conclusion that the real responsibility lies with larger businesses. This is where the reputational damage has been most profound and it is not difficult to understand why. Whether it is aggressive tax planning at many multinationals, such as Starbucks and Amazon—the latter, along with eBay, making it hard for UK retailers to compete owing to offshore,...

Economy and Jobs (29 Jun 2017)

Iain Stewart: spend.” Our goal must be to maximise entrepreneurship and wealth creation. We tax it at lower levels and at fair levels. I do not want to see tax avoidance—I want big corporations such as Google, Apple and Starbucks to pay their fair share—but do not choke the entrepreneurial spirit. The Opposition’s policy would result in higher taxes for everyone as the wealth...

UK Exports - Question for Short Debate (8 Mar 2017)

Lord Haskel: ...and data, in networks and branding, in aesthetic content, individually and in their many combinations—sometimes together with manufacturing—because this is the way international business is going. The Starbucks franchise is an export as equally important as a tangible product, with its quality standards, systems, algorithms, branding and all the other things contained in the...

Amendment of the Law (8 Mar 2017)

Chris Evans: ...gone further. They have decreased the threshold of the dividend on profits from £5,000 to £2,000, which is more money out of the small businessman’s pocket. We are not talking about Facebook, Costa, Google or Starbucks. We are talking about the painter, the decorator, the tradesman, the greengrocer and the IT set-up. Those people, day to day, run our economy. Can hon....

Northern Ireland Assembly: Private Members' Business: 'A Vision for Northern Ireland outside the EU' (19 Sep 2016)

Gerry Carroll: — is one where we unite ordinary people across the North and the South and, rather than roll the red carpet out for corporations like Apple, Google and Starbucks, we make them pay.

Tax: Avoidance and Evasion - Question for Short Debate (13 Sep 2016)

Baroness Kramer: the noble Lord, Lord Lupton, and his talk of shareholder responsibility because that has to be key to the future. He is right that where there is the possibility of bringing consumer pressure—the Starbucks case being the obvious example—a company can be persuaded that it is necessary to change its behaviour or it will lose its sales. But many of our companies are not...

Finance Bill: Review of tax treatment of Scottish Limited Partnerships (5 Sep 2016)

Charlie Elphicke: ...organisation, such as the Public Accounts Committee, carries out an investigation and starts asking questions. In the previous Parliament, I myself went through the accounts of Google, Amazon and Starbucks and looked at what they were paying as a proportion of profits. That is why I think country-by-country reporting ought to be considered, and on an international basis. It is important...

Finance Bill: Corporation tax treatment of the oil and gas industry (5 Sep 2016)

Greg Mulholland: an underlying unwillingness to address corporation tax and its fitness for purpose regarding the reality of multinational corporations in the 21st century. As Martin Sorrell, the chief executive of WPP, said in 2013 during the Starbucks corporation tax scandal, for many multinational companies whether to pay corporation tax is simply a “question of judgment”, something to be...

Oral Answers to Questions — Treasury: Topical Questions (19 Jul 2016)

Charlie Elphicke: I welcome the Chancellor to his place. Does he agree that big business needs to change and that large multinational companies, including Amazon, Google and Starbucks, have a duty to put something back and pay off a debt to their fellow citizens, and a responsibility to pay their taxes?

Co-Operatives (14 Jul 2016)

Stephen Doughty: ...which the co-operative movement has shown leadership. It is worth noting, and the House will be interested to know, that Britain’s top five co-ops pay more UK tax than Amazon, Facebook, Apple, eBay and Starbucks combined. That is very much in line with where the public stand. Only 34% of the British public believe that most big businesses in the UK pay their fair share of tax, and,...

Debate on the Address: [1st Day] (18 May 2016)

Deidre Brock: ..., access to medicines when people are ill, and, of course, access to higher education. Tuition fees will rise again while the higher education sector is deregulated. Some would say, “Get a degree from the university of Starbucks, and pay through the nose for the privilege. No taxes involved.” Some Conservative Members seem to believe that they have to think in this way because...

Backbench Business - Voluntary Sector: Faith Organisationsbackbench Business (5 May 2016)

Fiona Bruce: with their church at least once a year, and 37% do so at least once a week. At the recent mayoral hustings for churches in London, the Church of England was quoted as having three times as many outlets in the capital as Starbucks. My hon. Friend the Member for Richmond Park (Zac Goldsmith) said in his remarks at the end of the debate: “The Evangelical Alliance is part of...

HMRC: Building Our Future Plan (28 Apr 2016)

Valerie Vaz: ...or, in fact, do not pay. They are becoming more aware of the fact that after a few lunches, large corporations can get the light-touch treatment. Google paid the equivalent of 3% in corporation tax. In 2011, Starbucks paid no corporation tax. Mr Deputy Speaker, I do not know whether you know the joke about people who wanted to raise awareness about the fact that Starbucks was not paying...

Budget Resolutions and Economic Situation (16 Mar 2016)

Pat Glass: ...their mega-rich pals. The Government’s view that low taxes for the richest individuals and for companies are somehow good for the rest of us is just plain wrong. If the Googles of this world, and the Vodafones, Starbucks, Amazons and the rest, paid their taxes properly, like the millions of hard-working people who understand that paying taxes is the cost of living in a civilised...

Taxpayer Confidentiality — Question (14 Mar 2016)

Lord Davies of Oldham: ...why HMRC was unable to get more than £130 million out of Google over a decade when the company had a turnover of more than £4 billion in any one year. As we know, Google is not the only case. Starbucks and of course Amazon were brought to book by public response, when the public set about boycotting those businesses as they were being so unfair. The Government must recognise that...

Opposition Day — [18th Allotted Day] — Tax Avoidance and Multinational Companies (3 Feb 2016)

Helen Goodman: ...—on the one hand, a large pharmaceutical company that does a great deal of research and development and employs a large number of people to make a new drug, and, on the other, a company such as Starbucks, which registers its name in Luxembourg, seemingly purely as a tax avoidance device. Between those extremes there is a continuum and Google is somewhere in the middle. It has done...

Enterprise Bill [Lords] (2 Feb 2016)

Graham Evans: These days, pubs are not only competing with other pubs—they also have to compete with high-street cafés such as Starbucks. Does my hon. Friend agree that it is therefore essential that we encourage investment in pub facilities?

[Philip Davies in the Chair] — Small Businesses: Tax Reporting (25 Jan 2016)

Sammy Wilson: ...with things that small business does not. The measure will apply to small businesses but not to large ones, yet all the time the headline news is about how the latter—whether it is the Googles or the Starbucks —seem to walk away from their tax responsibilities. People will find it difficult to understand why there should be a greater onus on small businesses to declare their...

HMRC and Google (Settlement) (25 Jan 2016)

Stewart Hosie: should be paid at 100%, plus interest, plus a 30% penalty. May we have his assurance that that was rightly not applied in this case? Finally, given the difficulty the Netherlands got into with the Starbucks deal and Luxembourg got into with the Fiat deal, when the Commission insisted they recoup between €20 million and €30 million extra, should the Google deal not be put to...

Welfare Reform and Work Bill: Second Reading (17 Nov 2015)

Lord Blencathra: ...cynics rubbish the less glamorous and technical end of the scale. I am thinking of catering, for example, which is often scorned as low-grade work. I suppose that an apprenticeship to serve a skinny latte at Starbucks would be a bit thin, but what about the 15 kids Jamie Oliver took and trained to be really good chefs? That was quality training in cooking which we should not scoff...

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