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Ethical Screening and Ethical Investors show commitment to fairer finance with Fair Tax Mark accreditation

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Ethical Screening Ltd and Ethical Investors Ltd have announced that they are joining a growing list of organisations that have achieved the Fair Tax Mark, putting them alongside AMT Coffee, Lush, The Co-op, Ecology Building Society, Richer Sounds, Timpson and SSE. Michael Head, Managing Director of Ethical Screening, said: “We are delighted to have obtained a top score and the Fair Tax Mark, as a business we have always recognised the importance of fulfilling our tax obligations fully. Our message to other businesses would be: why wouldn’t you? We will be displaying our Fair Tax Mark with pride and would…

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Earl Shilton Building Society delivers more for members with Fair Tax Mark accreditation

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Earl Shilton Building Society has announced that it joins a growing list of organisations that have achieved the Fair Tax Mark, putting them alongside AMT Coffee, The Co-op, Richer Sounds, Timpson and Unicorn Grocery. Earl Shilton was founded over 160 years ago – members paid their first subscriptions on 3rd January 1857. It aims to provide simple to understand financial service products to meet members’ needs. Neil Adams, Finance Director of Earl Shilton Building Society, said: “Earl Shilton Building Society has always paid its fair share of tax and considers that taxation in all its forms is an important contribution to…

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Convivio mark Public Service Day by announcing Fair Tax Mark accreditation

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Convivio, a digital strategy team specialising in work for public services, have announced that they are joining a growing list of organisations that have achieved the Fair Tax Mark, putting them alongside AMT Coffee, the Co-op, Richer Sounds, Timpson and SSE. Public Service Day celebrates the value and virtue of public service to the community, and this year falls within Fair Tax Fortnight, which celebrates those companies which pay the right amount of tax, at the right time, in the right place. Sam Al-Hamdani, communications manager of the Fair Tax Mark said: “We have long held that it is important…

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Trades Union Congress gain Fair Tax Mark as finale of the UK’s first Fair Tax Fortnight

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The Fair Tax Mark is pleased to announce that the Trades Union Congress (TUC), 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 close of the UK’s first ever Fair Tax Fortnight, which has also seen high street favourites, Timpson Group, announce their Fair Tax Mark accreditation and the release of new research about the public’s attitude to tax and good corporate conduct. The TUC has gained the Fair Tax Mark accreditation as part of its commitment…

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Wild Things Drama becomes first performing arts business to secure Fair Tax Mark

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During Fair Tax Fortnight, Wild Things Drama has become the first performing arts business to secure a Fair Tax Mark. Wild Things Drama has achieved Fair Tax Mark certification, demonstrating their commitment to paying their fair share of corporation tax and reporting on their practices transparently. Wild Things Drama was established in 2010 to teach drama, singing and musical theatre dance to children and young people aged 3–18. The company runs drama schools in Oldham, Saddleworth and central Manchester, and employs twelve staff across Greater Manchester. Nancy Monaghan, Director, Wild Things Drama said: “We are proud to contribute to the infrastructure…

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

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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 the UK’s first ever Fair Tax Fortnight, and alongside the release of new research about the public’s attitude to tax and good corporate conduct. Polling* commissioned by the Fair Tax Mark has found that seven in ten of the public…

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Public want to see UK Government intervene more robustly to encourage responsible tax planning by business

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New research* commissioned by the Fair Tax Mark reveals that the public want to see the UK Government intervene much more robustly to encourage responsible tax planning by business. Three quarters (74%) of those questioned support a call for all companies, whatever their size, to publicly disclose the taxes that they do or don’t pay in the UK – with just 4% of the public disagreeing. Currently small businesses are not required to disclose their profits and taxes paid, and can file abridged accounts at Companies House. And 6 in 10 (59%) believe that the Government and local councils should…

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Tax Justice Sunday launched

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The newly formed Church Action for Tax Justice is calling on churches across the country to adopt June 17 as Tax Justice Sunday, as part of Fair Tax Fortnight. Launching the initiative, Reverend David Haslem, the Secretary of Church Action for Tax Justice, said: “Tax Justice must be one of the key mission imperatives for Christians in today’s world. How else can we possibly move on towards a more equal world, where all God’s children are fed?” “Church investors have been rightly publicly critical of the failure of the fossil fuel companies to accept international norms on how to combat climate change….

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End financial secrecy in UK’s overseas territories

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The Fair Tax Mark are supporting the call for the UK government to accept an amendment to the sanctions and anti-money laundering bill on Tuesday that would lift the veil of secrecy in Britain’s overseas territories. The letter, published in the Guardian this morning, calls on the UK government to “accept an amendment to the sanctions and anti-money laundering bill on Tuesday that would lift the veil of secrecy in Britain’s overseas territories”. The Sanctions and Anti-Money Laundering Bill will be debated in parliament tomorrow, and the amendment to introduce a register revealing the beneficial owners of assets held in those…

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Fair Tax Mark at Church Action for Tax Justice launch

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The Fair Tax Mark​’s Richard Livings was at Parliament yesterday to support the launch of Church Action for Tax Justice (www.catj.org.uk). The campaign is designed to highlight the urgency of creating fairer and more effective tax systems to provide more funding for public services, in the UK and internationally. The launch, with contributions from Margaret Hodge MP, chair of the All Party Parliamentary Group on Responsible Tax (@taxinparliament), former archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams, chair of Christian Aid​, and former bishop of Oxford, Richard Harries, marks the start of the campaigns efforts to end financial secrecy in UK tax havens like the…

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