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Richard Livings

Delight as East of England Co-op gains the Fair Tax Mark

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East of England has become the latest Co-op to be awarded a Fair Tax Mark. Founded over 140 years ago, East of England has grown to become one of the largest, totally independent businesses in the region, with over 200 stores, 5,000 employees and a turnover of £350m a year.

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Fair Tax Mark celebrates new co-operatives partnership

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The Fair Tax Mark has entered into a partnership with Co-operatives UK, a network of thousands of co-operative businesses. Since it was created in February 2014, the Fair Tax Mark has received huge support from the co-operative sector with two-thirds of our ‘pioneer’ businesses being co-ops (Midcounties Co-operative and The Phone Co-op). The co-operative economy is worth £37 billion to the British economy. Owned by more than 15 million people, co-operatives are the largest membership movement in the country. This partnership represents a real opportunity raise awareness of the Fair Tax Mark and will show to customers that this sector…

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Lush meets the Mark

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Mark Constantine of Lush talks fair tax from Fair Tax Mark on Vimeo. Lush, the major high street cosmetics chain, today becomes the latest company (and the first multi-national high-street retailer) to be awarded a Fair Tax Mark. The accreditation of Lush, which has over 900 stores in 49 countries around the world, has involved the business publishing a full country-by-country financial report. This represents a groundbreaking commitment by such a multinational company to open its books for all to see and is a win in the push for greater tax transparency. We are delighted to welcome a business that…

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Final call for small business to get a free Fair Tax Mark

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There is not long to go before the closing date of our competition to give free Fair Tax advice and support to small businesses wanting to gain the Fair Tax Mark. This is a fantastic opportunity for qualifying businesses to show to their customers that they are proud to pay tax and to contribute to society. We have 25 free packages of support to give to businesses in the following categories. Bookshops Record stores Coffee shops Co-ops Other small businesses Taxation continues to be one of the most high-profile concerns for consumers. Small businesses are often the ones struggling the…

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Engaged Consulting to offer Fair Tax Mark to clients

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The Fair Tax Mark believes that the accountancy industry should be at the heart of any meaningful moves to promote responsible tax reporting and behaviour. We are therefore delighted to announce that Engaged Consulting, a firm of Chartered Accountants, Business Advisors and Tax Consultants has today become our first licensed assessor. Tax is now the number one issue that the public cares about when it comes to companies – even above other ethical concerns. For a businesses to get up-to-speed with this changing environment, it’s not enough to just know they’re doing the right thing, but they have to prove…

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A big thank you to 38 Degrees

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The wonderful thing about the internet is that things happen quickly. Yesterday morning we found that the post sent out by 38 Degrees had motivated 1700+ people to like and several hundred to comment on the Fair Tax Mark ‘s accreditation of SSE and our ongoing campaign. The many supportive messages as well as the quality and insight displayed by the criticisms and queries has been inspiring. The size of the response makes addressing every point impossible, however we would like to try to answer some specific comments. Hopefully this will help everyone as we each seek out how we…

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Fair Tax Mark on 2014 New Radicals list

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The Fair Tax Mark is delighted to announce that it has been included on the 2014 New Radicals list, compiled by Nesta, the UK’s innovation foundation and The Observer. The list details 50 people or projects that are helping to change Britain for the better chosen out of over a thousand applicants. Richard Livings, Project Manager at The Fair Tax Mark said “Our inclusion on this list of the top people, projects and organisations each that are offering innovative ways to tackle social challenges is a recognition of the unique approach of The Fair Tax Mark. It is thanks to…

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New Team Member Appointed

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The board of the the Fair Tax Mark are delighted to announce the appointment of Richard Livings as the latest member of the Fair Tax team. Richard joins as project manager and will be coordinating the growth of the organisation as increasing numbers of consumers and businesses seek a positive way of addressing the growing public concern regarding taxation issues. Richard is delighted to join the organisation during a period of rapid expansion and development. Despite having only been established for six months, the pioneering approach of the Fair Tax Mark generates enquiries from an ever wider range of organisations….

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