I know, they make it so easy don’t they? That one click purchase?
Well, as a small business, I am going to have a rant about these big companies. SuitsMen is a small retailer. If you call us, you will get Debbie, Theresa or me.
And yet SuitsMen pays more tax, than Amazon. Yes, that Goliath of the internet. But, with £7.6bn of sales in the last 3 years, surely they must have made a little profit? Read about it here.
So, who is to blame?
I think that is the wrong question. I believe these companies have a responsibility to pay tax, to support the country they make money in. To work so hard to avoid tax, (however legitimate it might seem from a legal point of view) is morally wrong.
So, for now, the Bowlings will be spending no more at Amazon. I have found that despite the fact they pay no tax, I can usually find the item cheaper elsewhere. It just takes a small amount of effort.
Please join me. It will give you a warm glow to know you are doing something to help us out of recession.