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Richard Livings

Greenwich is sixth Council to approve Fair Tax Declaration

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The Royal Borough of Greenwich has become the first in London to commit to our Councils for Fair Tax Declaration, joining Oxford, Oldham, Peterborough, Cannock Chase and Bingley as the sixth council to stand up for responsible tax conduct. It’s been heartening to see the breadth of support for this campaign. Councillors, whatever their political allegiance, work hard to direct the delivery of local public services and most will balk at seeing the public finances on which Councils rely undermined by dodgy and opaque tax practices. Cllr Christine Grice, Greenwich’s Cabinet Member for Finance and Resources said: “As a cabinet…

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Fresh Eyes goes the extra mile against tax avoidance

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Today, Fresh Eyes – People to People Travel CIC became the latest company to secure a Fair Tax Mark and demonstrate their commitment to being positive about the tax that they pay. Fresh Eyes is a not-for profit Community Interest Company which is committed to socially responsible tourism. Andy Rutherford, Founding Director of Fresh Eyes, said: “Fresh Eyes – People to People Travel is committed to just, fair and responsible travel that is transparent and accountable. “We believe that for travellers, tour operators, host communities and suppliers, everyone should simply know who pays what and who receives what, throughout the supply chain.  This is…

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Veterans Combat Tax Avoidance

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Combat Pest Control is the latest company to gain the Fair Tax Mark, meaning that these military veterans are fighting tax avoidance as well as fighting unwanted pests. The London-based firm are committed to running their business in a way that adds real social value, including supporting injured service personnel, educating street children in Afghanistan and also supporting landmine clearance projects around the world. Gaining a Fair Tax Mark is another way in which Combat Pest Control demonstrate their support for the communities they live in. Michael Coates, director of Combat Pest Control, said: “We hold our military values close…

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Backing public country-by-country reporting

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Today, 8th June, sees the launch of an amendment to the Finance Bill 2016 which seeks to make it include public country-by-country reporting from companies. But why does this reporting matter? And why are our Fair Tax Mark accredited businesses already doing it?

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Celebrating the Co-operative Economy today

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Cooperatives are a vital part of the fair tax movement, making up over a quarter of the businesses which have shown leadership by winning the Fair Tax Mark to date. Today, we’re proud to support their success with the launch of their annual Cooperative Economy report.

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Time for openness: our comment on the Anti-Corruption Summit

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Tomorrow, 12th May, the UK will host a timely Anti-Corruption Summit that will seek to nudge the world toward much needed improvements in corporate transparency. The Summit provides a fantastic opportunity for world leaders to mandate much needed openness on who the beneficial owners of companies are, especially in tax havens.

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Co-operative Party elects to gain a Fair Tax Mark.

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The Co-operative Party has received a clean bill of health in its tax affairs, becoming the first political party in the UK to be awarded the Fair Tax Mark. The Party follows in the pioneering footsteps of many of the leading retail co-operatives who have already been awarded the Mark by meeting the highest standard in open and transparent tax reporting.

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The Co-operative Group gets a Fair Tax Mark

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The Co-operative Group champions a better way of doing business for members and communities. With tax remaining the number one ethical issue with consumers, we are delighted that the Group has made a public commitment to be honest and open about tax by becoming Fair Tax Mark accredited.

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