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Tax Avoidance - GMB's Amazon protest

Amazon’s London HQ in Shoreditch was the target of a demonstration on Monday 2 December organised by GMB. 

The union estimates Amazon should have paid £103 million corporation tax last year. In fact, the company’s biggest UK arm paid just £14 million on £2.3 billion worth of sales.

The missing £89 million could pay for 5,800 teaching assistants, 4,400 carers, 2,300 nurses, or 1,700 paramedics for a whole year, says the union.

A similar event took place outside Amazon’s Bristol distribution centre.