Haha, I don't easily get offendedBeevee said:
It's odd then that the only companies that do this wheeze are big American corporates such as Starbucks and Amazon. Yes it is currently legal, but is it moral? I don't buy this idea that a company can do anything that is legal, there is something called ethical trading. Maybe many don't care, I do. and I think many other people do care too. Paying tax is part of contributing to the UK society. If big companies with highly paid lawyers evade tax using unethical means, they are able to sell at lower prices, undercutting honest UK business, driving them out of business. Ethical? No.Davec86 said:You can't really blame Starbucks, what they did was perfectly legal, if the laws weren't so outdated it would never have happened. No company in their right mind would have offered to pay the tax that was essentially optional. That's aside, here in the UK we are very new to this gourmet coffee thing, most 'baristas' really aren't, an most beans used in coffee shops are stale.
Hence why I prefer to make brew it myself, the Italians do have us hands down on this one.
Davec86 said:Anyhow, Starbucks don't even make great coffee - their generic roast is way too dark and generally away to bitter. This is more criminal than their tax affairs