Starbucks has said it expects to pay "somewhere in the range of ten million pounds" in UK corporation tax for each of the next two years.

The announcement comes after it emerged the coffee giant paid just £8.6 million in corporation tax in 14 years of trading in Britain and nothing in the last three years.

Starbucks UK managing director Kris Engskov told the London Chamber of Commerce that changes to its tax arrangements will see the firm pay above what is required by law.

Mr Engskov said the proposal had not been discussed with HM Revenue & Customs, adding: "With the backdrop of these difficult times, in the area of tax, our customers clearly expect us to do more."

Starbucks, which has more than 700 outlets in the UK, made the announcement amid increased public pressure on multinational corporations to pay a fairer share of tax.

The chain, along with Google and Amazon, was accused of "immorally" minimising UK tax bills in a damning report by the Public Accounts Committee.