Last updated: March 2016


Consumer Boycotts



We view boycotts as a vitally important extension of our formal democracy. This section highlights the significance of boycotts in exerting economic pressure on companies. We have produced a comprehensive list of current boycott calls from campaigning groups around the world.

We also introduce our own campaign to boycott Amazon for its dodgy and unfair tax policy. 

Boycotts have been in the news recently as the government announced a plan to prevent politically motivated boycotts by local authorities. Read our view on the boycott regulations.

In light of this news, Ethical Consumer founder, Rob Harrison discussed the changes on BBC Radio 4's 'Moral Maze' on 17 February 2016. Download the episode here.  


Amazon Boycott

We're winning - Amazon anounce they'll start to pay a fairer rate of tax in the UK 

Consumers all over the world are wising up to Amazons tax avoidance. Join the growing movement of people boycotting the company until we're sure they've paid their fair share of tax.

Take action using our alternatives to Amazon guide and email the company to let them know you won't be using their site.

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Current Boycotts

List of active UK consumer boycotts

Our boycott list is widely regarded as the most comprehensive English-language list of progressive consumer boycotts.

We regularly add boycotts to the list and you can help by emailing the news editor with any relevant information.

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Successful Boycotts

The ones that won

Boycotts have a long and noble history of contributing to progressive social change, as well as succeeding in their more immediate goals. They have played a significant role in everything from the abolition of slavery to the curtailment of the fur industy.

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Start Your Own

A quick fire guide to starting your own campaign

Are you fed up of hearing about a company behaving badly? Are you angry with a company for the way it conducts its business? Why not boycott it and encourage others to do the same?

Here's a quick guide to setting up your own consumer boycott. 

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