Starbucks promises to pay more UK tax - Article Photos 1/1

FILE - This is a Monday, Dec. 3, 2012 file photo pedestrians walk past a branch of the Starbucks shop chain in west London. Starbucks bowed to mounting pressure over its tax affairs in Britain and revealed Thursday Dec. 6, 2012 that it would pay about 10 million pounds ($16 million) in each of the next two years. Having been slammed by the country's lawmakers of "immorally" avoiding tax, Starbucks' U.K. managing director Kris Engskov said the firm had agreed to pay more than required by law. "With the backdrop of these difficult times, in the area of tax, our customers clearly expect us to do more," he told the London Chamber of Commerce.(AP Photo/Alastair Grant, File)