One-third of the “rash” of American candy stores operating on Oxford Street have been closed down due to illegal activity and tax evasion, according to Westminster City Council.
The number of sweet and souvenir stores on the capital’s busiest shopping street has reduced from 30 to 21 as a consequence of trading standards rules and legal action.
The council shuttered three American candy shops this week and received business rates payments for two others to the value of £250,000 to avoid court action.
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