“So we have no clue what royalties are being paid to related companies, what use Starbucks is still making of tax havens and whether as a result fair tax is being paid on fairly stated profits in the UK.
But we do know what royalties are being paid. The EU investigated this. And noted that Starbucks charged its own stores the same royalty rate as it charged franchisees.
As, under transfer pricing rules, it is supposed to do.
As an expert in international taxation would know and note.