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We have called a boycott of Amazon over its outrageous tax avoidance.

In 2020, we estimated that the UK lost £52 million to Amazon's tax avoidance in 2017. Nothing has changed significantly since. In 2019, Amazon’s key UK business paid just 3% more in tax compared to 2018, despite its pre-tax profits growing by more than 35%.

In April 2020, the government implemented a 2% “digital services tax” on UK sales of very large companies providing online marketplaces, as well as search engines and social media services. Amazon immediately announced that it would pass it on to the sellers on its site.

Read more about our Amazon boycott here.

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