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Topic: Starbuck and business rates
Posted by: Kevin Howard
Date/Time: 13/11/15 08:22:00

It's an interesting question whether Starbucks do or do not pay business rates at this location presuming that is what you mean when you say business tax.

As far as I can see there is currently a 100% exemption on rateable values under 6,000 and it is possible given the size and location that this outlet qualifies. As a larger company with lots of stores they wouldn't normally qualify but given their sophisticated regime of tax avoidance it isn't improbable that they separately incorporate each store to avoid paying.

Either way the point that the rates doesn't cover collection of waste isn't really relevant. They may be paying privately for the collection of their rubbish but the point here is that their store is the source of litter in the area which is cleaned up by street cleaners paid for by the Council. That is part funded by the business rate and part funded by general taxation such as corporation tax of which Starbucks pays nothing.

Why anybody uses this place is beyond me. We have lots of good independent coffee shops in Chiswick who serve better cheaper coffee and certainly pay both the business rates and corporation tax. Perhaps the kind of person that doesn't take this into account is the same kind of person who thoughtlessly tosses away their cup on the street when they have finished with it.


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Starbucks litter around their shop near sainsburys 10/11/15 18:38:00 George Turner
   Re:Starbucks litter around their shop near sainsburys 10/11/15 20:27:00 Andrew OSullivan
      Re:Re:Starbucks litter around their shop near sainsburys 10/11/15 20:30:00 Anne England
      Re:Re:Starbucks litter around their shop near sainsburys 11/11/15 12:05:00 Philippa Bond
         Starbuck and business rates 13/11/15 08:22:00 Kevin Howard
            Re:Starbuck and business rates 14/11/15 15:14:00 Philippa Bond
               Re:Re:Starbuck and business rates 15/11/15 18:20:00 Andrew OSullivan
                  Re:Re:Re:Starbuck and business rates 15/11/15 20:31:00 Philippa Bond
                     Re:Re:Re:Re:Starbuck and business rates 16/11/15 07:33:00 Andrew OSullivan
                        Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Starbuck and business rates 16/11/15 09:44:00 Alison Neary
                           Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Starbuck and business rates 16/11/15 10:13:00 Philippa Bond
   Re:Starbucks litter around their shop near sainsburys 11/11/15 10:22:00 Rima Jones
      Re:Re:Starbucks litter around their shop near sainsburys 11/11/15 10:26:00 Philippa Bond
         Re:Re:Re:Starbucks litter around their shop near sainsburys 11/11/15 10:44:00 Georgina Flint
            Re:Re:Re:Re:Starbucks litter around their shop near sainsburys 11/11/15 10:50:00 Alison Neary
               Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Starbucks litter around their shop near sainsburys 11/11/15 11:03:00 Georgina Flint
                  Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Starbucks litter around their shop near sainsburys 11/11/15 12:06:00 Philippa Bond
                     Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Starbucks litter around their shop near sainsburys 11/11/15 12:30:00 Georgina Flint
                        Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Starbucks litter around their shop near sainsburys 11/11/15 14:33:00 Richard Greenhough
                           Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Starbucks litter around their shop near sainsburys 11/11/15 14:40:00 Georgina Flint
                              Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Starbucks litter around their shop near sainsburys 11/11/15 14:50:00 Alison Neary
                                 Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Starbucks litter around their shop near sainsburys 11/11/15 14:59:00 Richard Greenhough
                                 Re:Starbucks litter around their shop near sainsburys 12/11/15 07:11:00 Philippa Bond
                              Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Starbucks litter around their shop near sainsburys 11/11/15 14:55:00 Richard Greenhough
                                 Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Starbucks litter around their shop near sainsburys 11/11/15 15:22:00 David Roberts
   Re:Starbucks litter around their shop near sainsburys 11/11/15 13:10:00 Philippa Bond
      Re:Re:Starbucks litter around their shop near sainsburys 11/11/15 13:19:00 Georgina Flint
      Re:Re:Starbucks litter around their shop near sainsburys 11/11/15 13:19:00 Julian Pavey
         Re:Re:Re:Starbucks litter around their shop near sainsburys 12/11/15 12:04:00 Philippa Bond
   Re:Starbucks litter around their shop near sainsburys 17/11/15 06:54:00 Dan Evans
      Re:Re:Starbucks litter around their shop near sainsburys 19/11/15 09:13:00 Kevin Howard
         Re:Re:Re: Its not just Starbucks.......19/11/15 09:38:00 Loraine Pemberton
            Re:Re:Re:Re: Its not just Starbucks.......19/11/15 10:17:00 Richard Greenhough
               Re:Re:Re:Re:Re: Its not just Starbucks.......19/11/15 11:01:00 Philippa Bond
                  Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re: Its not just Starbucks.......19/11/15 15:17:00 Loraine Pemberton
                     Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re: Its not just Starbucks.......19/11/15 15:29:00 Julian Pavey
                     Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re: Its not just Starbucks.......19/11/15 20:45:00 Georgina Flint
                        Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re: Its not just Starbucks.......19/11/15 22:00:00 Philippa Bond

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