Tax avoidance protest closes UK shop

| 06/12/2010

(Daily Mail): Activists protesting against tax avoidance by big businesses forced one of Britain’s busiest stores to close its doors for around three hours Saturday after demonstrating against Sir Philip Green’s tax bills. The UK Uncut group is targeting high street stores – including Sir Philip’s Arcadia group outlets such as Topshop and Burton – in 20 towns and cities in protest at the tax strategies used by some of Britain’s biggest companies. A spokeswoman for the group said: ‘Tax avoidance is a big issue and we believe this is the alternative to the cuts the Government are making.’ The enforced closures are likely to have cost the stores thousands as customers were unable to complete their shopping on a busy pre-Christmas weekend.


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