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Boris Johnson challenges Jeff Bezos on Amazon tax at New York meeting

“Good trade of strategies on local climate adjust with a ton of passion about preserving and restoring the pure planet,” Mr Bezos wrote on Instagram.

“There could also have been a side conversation about who’s far better – Asimov or Clarke. The conference was helpful and fulfilling.”

Mr Bezos’ girlfriend, the Television set presenter Lauren Sanchez, also attended the conference at Britain’s diplomatic home in New York. Mr Bezos stepped down as Amazon main executive this summer but remains executive chairman.

Downing Avenue claimed Mr Johnson experienced also welcomed the Earth Fund’s dedication to shell out $1bn in grants this 12 months, targeted on conservation endeavours.

“They mentioned the upcoming COP26 summit and agreed that there was an urgent want to mobilise much more community and private funds to assist building nations around the world protect biodiversity, together with as a result of the LEAF Coalition [a consortium of governments and firms together with the United kingdom and Amazon targeted on defending forests],” the spokesman claimed.

“The Prime Minister welcomed the Bezos Earth Fund’s dedication, introduced tonight, to give $1bn to protect forests and take out carbon from the air. The Prime Minister and Mr Bezos agreed to function alongside one another to see what much more could be finished in the operate up to and at COP26.”

The G7 nations agreed this summer to go forward on new procedures to force big firms to pay out much more tax in their big trading markets. On the other hand, there have been fears that Amazon will not pay out given that its gain margins are generally below the 10pc agreed by the G7.