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Jupiter Fund Management becomes first global fund manager to be awarded Fair Tax Mark

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Jupiter Fund Management plc has today been awarded the Fair Tax Mark, and becomes the first global fund manager to secure accreditation to the gold standard of responsible tax conduct. Jupiter is a specialist, high conviction, active asset manager with assets under management of £48.8bn as of 30 June 2022.  Jupiter is headquartered in London with offices in 12 worldwide locations across Europe, Asia and the USA. The Fair Tax Mark accreditation scheme is the global gold standard of responsible tax conduct. It seeks to encourage and recognise organisations that pay the right amount of corporation tax at the right…

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Unite becomes first German multinational to gain Fair Tax Mark

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Unite has become the first German multinational to gain the Fair Tax Mark, the global gold standard of responsible tax conduct. They are also the first platform business to attain accreditation. Based in Leipzig and active in 15 European countries, Unite connects buyers and suppliers through a B2B platform and digital solutions that enable sourcing, transacting and collaborating. They join Vattenfall and Atlantia, the first Swedish and Italian multinationals to be certified respectively, in achieving the Fair Tax Mark through or Global Multinational Business Standard. To secure the Fair Tax Mark, Unite demonstrated a substantive commitment to responsible tax conduct, financial transparency and…

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Atlantia Group becomes first Italian multinational to secure Fair Tax Mark

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Atlantia Group has been awarded the Fair Tax Mark, and becomes the first Italian multinational company to secure accreditation to the gold standard of responsible tax conduct. Founded in 1950, Atlantia Group has operative companies across the world in the highways, airport infrastructure and mobility services sectors. They join Vattenfall, the first Swedish headquartered business to be certified, in achieving the Fair Tax Mark through our Global Multinational Business Standard. The Fair Tax Mark accreditation scheme is the global gold standard of responsible tax conduct. It seeks to encourage and recognise organisations that pay the right amount of corporation tax…

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Five highlights from a fantastic Fair Tax Week 2022

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Graham Drummond Head of Communications Email Graham   And just like that, Fair Tax Week 2022 is over. We were thrilled to see so many UK businesses, organisations and councils join us in celebrating it. Together, you helped shine a light on the importance of responsible tax conduct and recognising those engaging in it. It was a busy, exciting week, and lots happened. Here are five of my highlights. 1. Brilliant sponsors We’re very lucky at the Fair Tax Foundation to have such a wide range of active and passionate businesses accredited with our Fair Tax Mark. Two shining examples of…

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“We’re proud to retain the Fair Tax Mark” – Susan Davy, CEO, Pennon Group

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This is a guest blog post from Susan Davy, CEO of Pennon Group. Pennon Group is a sponsor of Fair Tax Week 2022. Transparency and societal contribution are key to operating as a responsible business. As a top FTSE 250 UK-focussed company, we take this responsibility seriously and a big part of this is ensuring we pay the right amount of tax, in the right way, at the right time. It is the taxes paid by businesses and individuals which help fund vital public services, investment in skills, development and infrastructure to support future growth, which ultimately benefits us all….

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UK public strongly supports responsible tax conduct in latest Fair Tax Week polling data (but there’s a little twist)

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Graham Drummond Head of Communications Email Graham   This week sees us excitedly kicking off Fair Tax Week 2022 in the UK, sponsored by Pennon Group and Leeds Building Society. So many businesses are already aware of the vital contribution their corporation tax makes to the public services we all rely on, and will be stepping forward to say what they pay with pride as Fair Tax Week rolls on. But here’s something else to celebrate – fresh data shows the UK public overwhelmingly backs responsible tax conduct too. A few days ago I had the pleasure of standing at…

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Amazon’s tax gap grows to more than $6 billion as progressive investors push for transparency at their AGM

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Amazon’s AGM takes place this Wednesday (25th May), and a tax transparency resolution has been tabled by progressive investors, including Fair Tax Mark accredited PIRC, that requests Amazon publish a breakdown of the income, profit and taxes paid (or not) around the world. We analysed Amazon’s numbers in 2019 and they weren’t good… The Fair Tax Foundation has previously provided a cumulative 10 year analysis of the global tax affairs of the Silicon Six, including Amazon. This analysis was first revealed in 2019 and uncovered a $100 billion global tax gap between current tax provisions and the cash taxes actually…

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Meter Manager Ltd gains Fair Tax Mark

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Meter Manager Ltd has today secured it’s first Fair Tax Mark accreditation, the gold standard of responsible tax conduct. Through its MeterOnline system, Meter Manager Ltd allows domestic and commercial customers to remotely read their smart meters, as well as providing alerts and automatic reports – whether they have one meter or several thousand. Allowing clients such as councils, housing associations, maintenance and investment companies to monitor a large number of sites, MeterOnline is also suited to observing solar, hydro, wind and other renewable energy sources anywhere via PC, tablet or phone. Greg Yates, Senior Accreditation Manager, Fair Tax Foundation,…

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Fair Tax Week 2022 dates and sponsors announced

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Fair Tax Week 2022 will run from 11th – 19th June, incorporating Tax Justice Sunday on 12th June. Fair Tax Week 2022 will be sponsored by Pennon Group and Leeds Building Society. Fair Tax Week is a UK-wide recognition of the companies and organisations that are proud to promote responsible tax conduct. Championing a level playing field for businesses, the Week will highlight events and webinars through the Fair Tax Week webpage and Fair Tax Foundation social media channels. The Week will also explore how corporation tax is an important source of revenue for public services and how localities and individuals can play…

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Snap Inc. supports Fair Tax Mark going international

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We recently launched our Global Multinational Business Standard, allowing businesses headquartered outside the UK to attain the Fair Tax Mark, the gold standard of responsible tax conduct. The reception to the Fair Tax Mark becoming available to multinational enterprises around the world has been really positive, with businesses, investors and organisations celebrating the news. Snap Inc., owner of Snapchat, has issued a public statement of support. Jonathon Locascio, Senior Director of Tax, Snap Inc., said:  “At Snap, we view tax not just as a legal obligation but as a way to appropriately support the communities where we operate — in other…

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