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They didn't 'divulge something they shouldn't have' what they did was say that in the £160m in taxes they are saying they paid they include PAYE. PAYE is the portion of an employee's salary that is automatically taken by the taxman; so Starbucks were saying they paid taxes that in fact their employees paid.

It would be interesting to know what other taxes they include in that figure (such as VAT which a company would merely collect from customers and pass onto the government).




"so Starbucks were saying they paid taxes that in fact their employees paid."

That's what I meant by divulging something they shouldn't have. Them considering taxes their employees paid as taxes they (Starbucks) paid is obviously something that won't be received favorably.

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