Starbucks to be homeless shelters

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An ACTIVISTS’ group is to target Starbucks coffee shops next month as part of a campaign to highlight how the government’s spending cuts are affecting women.

UK Uncut claimed that money being lost through 
tax avoidance measures by multi-national companies 
could fund public services affected by the coalition’s austerity measures.

The group said it will transform Starbucks outlets into “refuges, creches and homeless shelters” to show how the cuts are having a disproportionate effect on women. The US 
coffee giant reportedly paid 
just £8.6 million in corporation tax in the UK over 14 years. 
The action will take place on 
8 December.