Starbucks, Great British Breakfast £2 with any handcrafted beverage
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Starbucks, Great British Breakfast £2 with any handcrafted beverage

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Found 6th Oct 2013
Great British Breakfast - bacon, eggs and sausages. Enjoy as part of our new breakfast range for just £2 with any handcrafted beverage before 11am until 16th October.

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Pay your taxes or do your business elsewhere.

Am I in the minority when I don't give a crap if a company pays their taxes?

They do pay what they are legally obliged to pay, tax evasion is not the same as tax avoidance.

jobibear

Pay your taxes or do your business elsewhere.



Don't blame Starbucks.... Blame the government for not plugging the "loopholes"

I don't know anyone who pays more tax than they have to, why would they?

WTF is a ' handcrafted beverage '?

How much is this sandwich usually? £2.99?

redcantona

WTF is a ' handcrafted beverage '?



Probably management spiel to charge you an extortionate amount for a cup of coffee!

I woulld much prefer a skilled barista craft my coffe than a button machine effort

M0rg0th

Am I in the minority when I don't give a crap if a company pays their … Am I in the minority when I don't give a crap if a company pays their taxes?



I suspect you're not. As long as you're all happy to pay higher income tax, VAT, etc. as a result and/or for the UK to continue to increase our deficit...

Everyone should pay their fair share of tax! Tax avoidance is only to detrement of our economy and country! :-)

Taxes or not, the breakfast is vile. Avoid.

DANMIT

I don't know anyone who pays more tax than they have to, why would they?



Morals?

What about the 1000's of other companies that don't pretend to make a loss by sending all their profits to an overseas division

s0 how much for a coffee and a sandwich ? Wetherspoons, Greggs and McD's all do great breakfast deals. (In that order)

does it include tax? :-P

another option for breakfast and only 2 mins away from my place of work - never been in as i'm a COSTA guy but may give it a try - thanks

Whilst everyone is whining about tax, I shall be enjoying this with a grande PSL.

Heat added!

Greggs bacon and sausage bap and a latte for £2, better value and I've always thought that was a bargain, good if your not a coffee snob!

Handcrafted beverage sounds disturbing. Can't Starbucks just save us the pedantic convoluted marketing gobbledygook and get straight to it already? I love their over-priced chilled coffee range. But is this really a good deal? This is the standard price for a coffee and a roll elsewhere. Heat added regardless of my principals.

SolidWarrior

Whilst everyone is whining about tax, I shall be enjoying this with a … Whilst everyone is whining about tax, I shall be enjoying this with a grande PSL.Heat added!



That's fine, it's entirely a matter for your own conscience. Think of it like this, though - imagine your neighbour was a benefit cheat, I dunno, maybe claiming incapacity benefit while working cash in hand down at the chippy. Would you phone the tipooff line? If yes, good, but what's the difference? Both your neighbour and Starbucks are effectively stealing from the system, and thereby leaving you with a bigger portion of the bill to pick up. If they don't pay, you do, really. Both are thieves, social lepers, the sort of people that you aspire to be better than.

If, on the other hand, you'd NOT grass your neighbour up, then you're entirely right to vote hot on this deal, and nobody should criticise you for it. Because if your moral compass is so far out that you think that's the right choice, you deserve our pity, not our scorn. It's your choice, you make it

M0rg0th

Am I in the minority when I don't give a crap if a company pays their … Am I in the minority when I don't give a crap if a company pays their taxes?



You just need to be better educated


bloaty

They do pay what they are legally obliged to pay, tax evasion is not the … They do pay what they are legally obliged to pay, tax evasion is not the same as tax avoidance.

SolidWarrior

Whilst everyone is whining about tax, I shall be enjoying this with a … Whilst everyone is whining about tax, I shall be enjoying this with a grande PSL.Heat added!

Your comparison is like chalk and cheese - as a previous poster said tax evasion is not the same as tax avoidance - avoidance and Starbucks tax arrangements are legal, benefit cheats and evasion are illegal. Is my moral compass somehow out in your opinion because I make use of this website to save money and in the process reduce my liability to VAT / cause companies to make less profit and therefore pay less corporation tax?

We are all overlooking the obvious in our debate about taxes. This is called the 'Great British Breakfast', yet is served with coffee, not tea. It couldn't be any less British if it tried.

Banned

M0rg0th

Am I in the minority when I don't give a crap if a company pays their … Am I in the minority when I don't give a crap if a company pays their taxes?

The taxes have to come from somewhere...

m4rouf

The taxes have to come from somewhere...



Why not look at it like this instead. Starbucks *should* pay tax if the system worked fairly for all companies.
They don't because the system is broken.
The government of the day make the system.
You (and I) vote in the government.
We also have the ability to lobby/demonstrate/riot.
If you cannot displace this government or indeed lobby effectively to ensure politicians tackle properly these issues then it is your (and my) fault.

In short, the population need to stop putting up with this nonsense and push for the change.

I personally thank the likes of Starbucks for highlighting the inequality in the system and in turn blame first the government and then myself for failure to deal with it.

Blame the government for not plugging the "loopholes"



Starbucks not paying any tax in the UK is not a fault of the government. Starbucks avoid paying tax by reporting the UK operation makes a loss - solely because the Starbucks supply company, based overseas, significantly overcharge for their coffee supplies. So Starbucks has deliberately avoided paying UK tax by moving where it makes profit to outside of the UK, so engineering the situation. Whilst it might just about be legal, is is certainly morally reprehensible. Another corporation just out for their own profit. Other competitors, such as Costa, appear more socially responsible and contribute to the good of this country by paying tax.

redcantona

WTF is a ' handcrafted beverage '?

It just means anything except their filter coffee which is their cheapest drink option by quite a margin. So espresso/blended drinks only I guess

Gdfrench

We are all overlooking the obvious in our debate about taxes. This is … We are all overlooking the obvious in our debate about taxes. This is called the 'Great British Breakfast', yet is served with coffee, not tea. It couldn't be any less British if it tried.



The upside down flag tells you how British this breakfast is.

inicholson

The upside down flag tells you how British this breakfast is.



The flag is the correct way up.

bloaty

They do pay what they are legally obliged to pay, tax evasion is not the … They do pay what they are legally obliged to pay, tax evasion is not the same as tax avoidance.



There is a moral difference between what you can pay through tax avoidance and what should be paid. I second avoiding them.
Costa pay their taxes and are a UK based company, I'll use them or an independent any day until Starbuck change their tax planning.

lucas

You just need to be better educated



A degree and a PhD is all I can bear to do I'm afraid!

Banned

Time for a hand crafted cup of tea.

Shambolic

The flag is the correct way up.



The hoist/flagpole/cocktail stick is on the right so it's upside down. Apparently a recent survey found that almost 50% of flags are upside down, so you're not alone in not knowing.

Heat for the slightly over-zealous pitch with 'handcrafted'

Ok guys, I do agree that what they did with tax is wrong, from the other hand they're making coffee which happens that I do like especially that PSL. From that reason I will get that deal and add heat but also I will retain my status for no to Starbucks tax erosion practices. Bad Starbucks not so bad coffee in my opinion.
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