Dawn Butler, the Labour MP for Brent Central, has withdrawn allegations that she made against Costa Coffee on BBC Radio 4’s PM programme. Butler had made an allegation that the company didn’t pay tax, saying:
“It is clear that those people, very high earners and tax corporations and businesses, such as Costa Coffee, who don’t pay their full taxes in this country will have to pay their taxes in this country”.
After the interview, Butler withdrew the allegations and issued an apology to Costa Coffee. The former Shadow Minister wrote on Twitter:
“I officially apologise to @CostaCoffee unlike one of their competitors they do pay all their taxes”.
Costa Coffee issued a statement saying that they accepted the MP’s apology.