Make it your 2017 New Year's Resolution to boycott Amazon -
the UK's number one tax avoider
At a time when our public services are being slashed and household budgets are under increasing strain it's not fair that big companies such as Amazon aren't paying their way.
The most up-to-date figures (2014), show that Amazon's UK subsidiary paid just £11.9m in corporate taxes on sales of £5.3bn - a rate of less than 0.3%.
What needs to happen?
Organisations campaigning for change rightly point to better regulation – such as a requirement for companies to publish ‘country by country’ tax reporting and selective public sector procurement.
But we already know that the corporate influence of regulators, through lobbying and political funding, makes regulatory solutions problematic in practice.
So what can ordinary citizens do about it?
You can use you're spending power to send Amazon a clear message.
- Take action now and pledge to boycott Amazon in 2017.
- Let them know you are doing it by emailing them using the form below.
The shareable image below the email form contains some top tips for sticking to your resolution.
Tell Amazon that you are boycotting them
Please edit the suggested text to make it a personal statement - this is much more effective: