Chief Secretary to the Treasury, Danny Alexander
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Tax not 'voluntary', Alexander tells firms

Danny Alexander has told multinational firms that paying tax is an obligation, not "a voluntary choice" they can make to please their customers.

The chief secretary to the Treasury was speaking in regard to Starbucks, which last week said it would voluntarily pay more UK corporation tax.

Mr Alexander told the BBC's Andrew Marr Show that the government was continuing efforts to tackle tax avoidance.

  • 09 Dec 2012