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Amazon getting ‘free ride’ from UK retailers, Currys boss claims

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By Jack Barnett Amazon is getting a “free ride” from UK retailers by using the country’s infrastructure while swerving taxes, the head of high street electronics retailer Currys said yesterday. Alex Baldock told the BBC’s Sunday with Laura Kuenssberg show Amazon “appear[s] to play by different rules than those of us who actually pay some tax”. The online retail giant has been accused of reducing its UK tax bills by sticking to a primarily digital footprint. It does pay tax on distribution warehouses. Bricks and mortar retailers are more exposed to the UK tax system than digital players. Busine…

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