Monthly Archives: January 2013

House of Lords evidence

I wasn’t going to bother publishing this here, but after today’s Public Accounts Committee session I changed my mind. Margaret Hodge has basically decided to ignore all the evidence provided by Troy Alstead from Starbucks and rely purely on rumours … Continue reading

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Starbucks Coffee Company (UK)Ltd: Graph showing accounting profit under UK GAAP and trade profits

Starbucks Coffee Company (UK) Ltd: PBT v trade profits NB 2008 includes a prior year adjustment of £10.3m which I think might relate to royalties from previous years. Royalties commenced in 2003 following the closure of the UK roasting plant … Continue reading

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Deferred bonuses, so what?

I am vaguely aware that Goldman Sachs have decided to defer their bonuses until the additional rate of tax reduces to 45% in April. I haven’t looked at any newspapers or websites, but I have seen from twitter mutterings and … Continue reading

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Relative justice?

I’ve had a bit of fun making a comment or two on the Accountancy Age tax avoidance debate, mainly having a bit of a prod at Richard Murphy’s moralising over tax avoidance. However, I was quite surprised to actually get … Continue reading

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Rule of law

If there’s any element of morality worth discussing with respect to tax avoidance, I think it needs to be done under the heading of ‘rule of law’. It’s something that was raised by Nigel Mills MP at this week’s House … Continue reading

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