The Week: Media news - Tesco calls for apology

Tesco has demanded a front-page apology from The Guardian after a recent correction in the paper that, it claims, did not make up for previous allegations about its avoidance of tax.

The Guardian originally reported that Tesco had avoided paying up to £1 billion in Corporation Tax, but now claims that Tesco set up schemes to avoid another tax, Stamp Duty Land Tax. The seven-page letter by Tesco's solicitors Carter Ruck called the paper "disreputable" for publishing a single paragraph correction in the same issue in which new allegations concerning Tesco and its avoidance of Stamp Duty Land Tax appeared.

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