Tax avoidance protestors target Boots

TAX PROTESTORS are targeting pharmacy chain Boots for a street-based campaign.

UK Uncut, which has protested against what it believes is mass corporate tax avoidance by major brands, chose Boots as its latest target following a discussion on twitter yesterday, according to the Guardian.

The group claims it will set up ‘hospitals’ within Boots’ stores to show what the NHS could have achieved with the funds saved by Boots after it repatriated its HQ to Switzerland.

“This has allowed them to retain roughly £150m per year which would otherwise have gone to the treasury and could be used to fund the health service, which is currently in desperate need of support,” UK Uncut stated on its website.


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