Amazon has claimed that they were unable to give the UK treasury their full payment of corporation tax as no-one was in to receive it, according to reports.
The company paid just £7.4m in corporation tax despite £7bn worth of sales, leading questions to be asked about when the rest might be delivered.
Amazon spokesperson Simon Williams told us, “There is no doubt that we owe significantly more than the relative pittance we have paid, but the problem was that the parcel containing the cash was too big to fit through the treasury letterbox and when no-one came to the door within 8 seconds of knocking, we were left with no choice but to take it away again.
“As a token gesture, we shoved a handful of notes through the letterbox – around seven million, give or take a million – and we will attempt re-delivery of the outstanding amount at some unspecified time in the future.
“Probably within the next decade or so.”
He added, “If the treasury had opted to sign up for our Prime service then this wouldn’t have been an issue. Just a suggestion.”
It is believed that no-one answered the door at Number 11 Downing Street as they were all too busy arguing over who might be willing to take responsibility for negotiating and paying the Brexit divorce bill.