It's just not cricket
I know these practices have been going on for decades, but it doesn't make it right. It seems to me that the richer you are as an individual or business, the more paying tax is an option rather than an obligation. Us PAYE plebs (I include myself in that) and small businesses without the resources to fund the high flying accountants and lawyers get squeezed because we have nowhere to hide. The big corporations get lucrative sales built on the back of our investment in safe trading conditions (governance) and infrastructure, but help to don't pay for it. Because of their scale and profitability (due in part to such a low tax burden), they squeeze out diversity and small businesses. Starbuck's et al can pack up and leave our shores as far as I'm concerned, I'm sure enough independent artisan coffee houses will spring up in their place all too happy to charge £4 for a cup of coffee and pay corporation tax.