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Sam Al-Hamdani

Eurocell open the door to Fair Tax Mark certification

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– Eurocell plc become latest London Stock Exchange listed business to secure Fair Tax Mark accreditation Eurocell, the UK’s leading manufacturer, distributor and recycler of UPVC window, door, conservatory and roofline systems, has been certified as an accredited Fair Tax Mark business, following their successful assessment against the Fair Tax Mark criteria. Derbyshire-headquartered Eurocell is the sixth listed business to achieve the Fair Tax Mark, and join FTSE 100 listed SSE and United Utilities, as well as FTSE 250 listed Pennon Group, Marshalls and Go Ahead. They sit alongside Fair Tax Mark certified high-street names like The Co-op, Richer Sounds,…

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United Utilities gains Fair Tax Mark as part of their commitment to responsible business

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Warrington-based United Utilities, the UK’s largest listed water company, has been certified as an accredited Fair Tax Mark business, following their successful assessment against the Fair Tax Mark criteria. United Utilities is the North West’s water company, providing water and wastewater services to 3 million homes and 200,000 businesses across the region. They join a growing list of organisations that have achieved the Fair Tax Mark, including fellow FTSE 100 company SSE, as well as high-street names like The Co-op, Richer Sounds, Timpson Group and Lush. The Fair Tax Mark is an independent certification scheme, which recognises organisations that demonstrate…

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Q&A with Luke Wellock, Leeds Building Society

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Leeds Building Society became the first national high street financial institution to receive the Fair Tax Mark in December 2018, and was reaccredited in July 2019. We took the opportunity to speak to Luke Wellock, Corporate Responsibility Manager at Leeds Building Society, and asked him about their experience of the accreditation process, why the Society applied for the Fair Tax Mark and how it’s benefitted the business so far. Luke, why did Leeds Building Society apply for the Fair Tax Mark?  Our members and colleagues influence much of the Society’s responsible business activity and research carried out by our Insight…

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Oxford is the first place to adopt the Councils for Fair Tax declaration

Launch of ”Councils for Fair Tax Declaration”, with Oxford City first to sign

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The Fair Tax Mark has announced that Oxford City Council is the first to sign up to its Councils for Fair Tax Declaration, which was launched today. The Declaration commits cities, towns and districts to pursuing exemplary tax conduct in their affairs, requires greater transparency from suppliers and calls on the EU and UK Governments to review legislation and support greater powers for the exclusion of tax dodgers from public procurement. There is a pressing need for action given research commissioned by the Fair Tax Mark from DatLab has discovered that 17.5% of UK public procurement contracts commissioned by local…

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Trust in HMRC on the increase, but record levels of concern on businesses tax behaviour

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Over three-quarters of the public would rather shop with or work for a business that can prove it is paying its fair share of tax HMRC and the Fair Tax Mark heavily favoured as trusted verifiers of good tax conduct, with “company auditors” trusted by small minority of the public New polling conducted by ICM has shown record levels of concern among the public about the use of tax avoidance practices by business in the UK. The survey, commissioned by the Fair Tax Mark, also shows that more people than ever before would change who they shop with to favour…

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High Street retailer Lush demonstrates commitment to tax transparency

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The Fair Tax Mark is pleased to announce that Lush has been recertified as a Fair Tax Mark business for a fifth successive year. Hilary Jones, Ethics Director, Lush said: “As a company we feel that we should contribute back to the societies from which we trade by being a good employer, by trading fairly with our suppliers and by paying our taxes into the collective purse. “We’re proud to have the Fair Tax Mark and to check ourselves against an independent benchmark so we know we’re operating in a fair and transparent way.” Paul Monaghan, Chief Executive, Fair Tax Mark,…

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Munnelly Group PLC awarded Fair Tax Mark

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Munnelly Group PLC have been awarded the Fair Tax Mark, demonstrating their commitment to on time, and in full, transparent tax payment, reporting and disclosure. The group, which is the parent company to five construction and infrastructure support services brands – Munnelly Support Services, Bishopsgate, City Calling, Guardior Security and MacRail Systems – is active across the UK. Chris Harrison, Chief Financial Officer of Munnelly Group PLC, said: “UK construction and infrastructure are usually funded either in wholly or partly by central government who spend UK-generated tax revenues. The subject of fair payment of tax is currently a huge issue within…

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Affinity Water becomes the 50th company to secure Fair Tax Mark accreditation

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Affinity Water, the UK’s largest water-only supplier, has today secured Fair Tax Mark accreditation, following its successful assessment against the Fair Tax Mark criteria. Affinity Water provides on average 900 million litres of water each day to a population of more than 3.6 million people in North West London and the Home Counties – serving Bedfordshire, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Essex, Hertfordshire, Surrey, the London Boroughs of Harrow and Hillingdon and parts of the London Boroughs of Barnet, Brent, Ealing and Enfield. They also supply water to the Tendring peninsula in Essex and the Folkestone and Dover areas of Kent. Affinity Water…

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VME Retail accredited as Fair Tax Mark business

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VME Retail Systems Ltd, who provide a high quality epos system (IntelliStore) to convenience stores and supermarkets throughout the UK, has today been certified as an accredited Fair Tax Mark business. VME Retail focus on grocery epos, including forecourts, making them a well-known specialist in this particular area, writing and maintaining their own software and offering a support team to assist customers to run their businesses. Already some fifty businesses have been certified, including FTSE-listed plcs, co-operatives, social enterprises and large private business – who between them have income of £50bn and over 6,500 offices and outlets. Fair Tax Mark…

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Fair Tax Week 2019 launched

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We are pleased to announce that Fair Tax Week in 2019 will run from the 6–14 July 2019, incorporating Tax Justice Sunday on the 7 July. Fair Tax Week 2019 will be co-sponsored by SSE plc and Pennon Group plc. Fair Tax Week is a UK-wide celebration of the companies and organisations that are proud to pay their fair share of corporation tax, and an opportunity to explore the positive contribution this makes to society. Paul Monaghan, Chief Executive, Fair Tax Mark, said: “Corporation Tax is often presented as a burden, but it shouldn’t be. Not when considered against the huge array…

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