AMAZON has joined a 'secret' panel who will guide the government on the buying of goods post-Brexit - a move that has been branded 'frightening'.
A tax expert said Amazon embedding itself into public procurement was a 'cause for concern' after the business was criticised for its tax record.
Over the past five years, the online giant has been awarded 82 central government contracts worth £225 million, according to The Mirror.
Amazon bosses attended two meetings last year with Oliver Dowden, who was a Cabinet Office minister at the time.
TUC boss Frances O’Grady said: “Amazon’s reward for its exploitative business model is a seat at the table on an influential Government board advising on public procurement, on top of the multi-million-pound Government contracts it receives.”
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