The campaign to make Amazon pay a fair rate of tax
In 2011 Amazon, the world's biggest online retailer generated sales in the UK of £2.9bn yet paid only £1.8m in corporation tax.
These tax dodging activities aren't illegal but we agree with the MP's who recently attacked these companies calling their accounting shenanigans “immoral”.
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.
Amazon, Google and Starbucks all stand accused of avoiding paying millions of pounds in tax by operating their UK businesses from countries with lower tax rates.
What sets Amazon apart though is that their whole business model appears to be built around using tax avoidance as a way to help make their prices among the cheapest online.
For this reason we've singled out Amazon to be the subject of a boycott.
What can I do about it?
Boycotting a company hits a company where it hurts – in their profits and makes them sit up and take notice. This why we're calling on shoppers to stop shopping at Amazon.
In an ideal world we'd get international laws passed that would outlaw these kind of dodgy activities. In reality this could take years to happen.
The good news though is that as consumers we've got the power to force companies to change the way they operate now.
To make the boycott effective it's vital that Amazon knows that until they start paying their fair share of tax then you're not shopping with them.
You can do this by simply sending Amazon an email which we've already written on your behalf.
Alternatives to Amazon
Once you've decided not to shop with Amazon you'll need to know which companies do pay a fair amount of tax. You don't want to end up supporting another tax dodging company.
See our original feature on Amazon and their tax avoidance.
Please encourage your friends to email Amazon this page on facebook.
Discuss the boycott on our forums.