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Birmingham City Council commits to the Councils for Fair Tax Declaration

Birmingham City Council joins a growing movement of towns, cities and districts standing up for responsible tax conduct. Council leaders have agreed to approve the Councils for Fair Tax Declaration, making Birmingham the thirteenth local council in the UK to stand up for responsible tax conduct. The announcement comes during Fair Tax Week, the UK-wide recognition of the companies and …

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Sunderland and South Tyneside are latest councils to support fair tax

Sunderland City Council and South Tyneside Council have become the first councils in the North East of England to take a stand for responsible tax conduct. A motion supporting the Councils for Fair Tax Declaration was unanimously approved by Sunderland councillors in January, with South Tyneside Council following swiftly after. Sunderland Councillor Niall Hodson said: “It’s important that we lead …

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The UK has an opportunity for public procurement to drive out the corrupt and recognise responsible tax conduct – our response to the UK Government’s consultation on ‘transforming public procurement’

With the UK now outside the European Union, and an independent member of the WTO’s Global Procurement Agreement, the UK Government is looking afresh at the legal framework for public procurement, its role and aims. From a fair tax perspective, reforms proposed in the ‘Transforming public procurement‘ Green Paper cover some new and welcome ground. For the first time we …

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Greater Manchester becomes first combined authority in England to encourage fair tax standards

Greater Manchester has become the first combined authority in England to encourage businesses and organisations in its region to pay the right amount of tax and adhere to Fair Tax Mark standards. Fair tax is newly included in GMCA’s refreshed Social Value Framework, which the authority says should guide the actions of all organisations across the city region to help rebuild …

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