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Starbucks to present HMRC with giant cardboard cheque in publicity coup

Starbucks is to counter bad publicity about its corporate greed with a series of meaningful events that will engage the public with their favourite coffee brand, culminating in a photo opportunity featuring a giant cardboard cheque, made payable to HMRC.

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Posted: Dec 4th, 2012
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Starbucks introduce new ‘Fairtax’ coffees

‘This new Fairtax range will help to make those who sit in our cafes, reading Kindles, updating Facebook statuses and pretending to write novels, feel that much better about themselves. Especially if they’re on a Vodafone network.’

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Posted: Nov 26th, 2012
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Thousands rush to sign-up to ‘Jimmy Carr avoidance’ scheme

Thousands of people the length and breadth of the UK have today been reported to be signing up to a Jimmy Carr avoidance scheme. The highly controversial scheme allows ‘subscribers’ to filter, loan out and offset 99% of their Jimmy Carr coverage, leaving them with just a 1% Jimmy Carr burden.

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Posted: Jun 21st, 2012
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Bono attacks pious MPs who don’t pay their taxes

Global campaigner Bono has slammed British M.P.s for avoiding paying tax on their expenses. ‘It’s the piousness I can’t stand,’ said the U2 star yesterday, posing for pictures outside the Houses of Parliament. ‘What’s really nauseating is they act like they’re saving the world, when all they’re doing is saving their receipts.’

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Posted: May 27th, 2009
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