Starbucks announced that following on from the success of the Fairtrade coffee drinks -in which the growers are paid slightly better- that a new "Fairtax" suite of products will be launched next week.
A spokesman said "When you buy a new Fairtax coffee, you may pay a slight premium, but you can drink your triple skinny latte knowing that some your money will be going to the tax authorities in your own country. We expect this Fairtax range will help assuage the guilt of people who sit in our cafes reading ebooks on Amazon kindles, using google or updating their facebook statuses".
When challenged about claims that of the extra 10p charged, only four pence went to the government, the spokesman stated "We have administration costs to cover -including setting up a whole new accounting and payment system. This is the first time we've ever paid tax to the UK government -and the costs have to be covered."