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Fair Tax Fortnight 2018 – celebration of responsible tax is warmly received right across UK

The UK’s first ever Fair Tax Fortnight (June 9-24) set out to celebrate those companies and organisations that are proud to pay their fair share of corporation tax, and to explore the positive contribution this makes to society. I’m delighted to say that it did this and then some. As you might expect, Fair Tax Mark certified organisations where at the …

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Timpson Group gain Fair Tax Mark at opening of Fair Tax Fortnight

The Fair Tax Mark is delighted to announce that the Timpson Group (which includes high street businesses Timpson, Johnsons the Cleaners, Snappy Snaps and Max Spielmann), has been accredited with the Fair Tax Mark, demonstrating their commitment to paying the right amount of tax, at the right time and in the right place. The accreditation comes at the opening of …

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How can we ensure that tax evaders and aggressive tax avoiders do not profit from taxpayer-funded public procurement contracts?

Conservative MP for North Wiltshire, James Gray, recently asked Parliament what steps the UK Government was taking in its procurement policy to tackle aggressive tax avoidance by government suppliers.[1] A reasonable question: why should tax dodgers profit from contracts funded by taxpayers? The answer from the Parliamentary Secretary at the Cabinet Office, Oliver Dowden, was convoluted, but seemingly positive. He …

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Tax Strategy reporting among the FTSE 50

TAX STRATEGY REPORTING AMONG THE FTSE 50 – slow to emerge, poorly executed, but a few examples of excellence New Government regulation requires that large business operating in the UK publish a UK Tax Strategy annually. However, an analysis of the UK’s fifty largest listed businesses by the Fair Tax Mark and the Local Authority Pension Fund Forum (LAPFF) has …

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