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Fair Tax Councils double since start of the year

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Right across the UK, local support for fair tax has surged this year. More than 18,000 emails have been sent by residents to local councillors in every UK local authority, asking them to back fair tax practices. The campaign called on councils to pass a motion in support of our Councils for Fair Tax Declaration. Since the start of the year, the number of Fair Tax Councils has more than doubled to 40. The latest councils to come on board are Derbyshire Dales, London councils Barnet and Hammersmith & Fulham. Support spans the whole of the UK from Edinburgh to…

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Fair Tax Foundation statement on UK political developments and corporation tax increase (14th October 2022)

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Paul Monaghan. Chief Executive, Fair Tax Foundation, said: “We whole-heartedly welcome this U-Turn on corporation tax by the UK Government, which still leaves the UK with the lowest headline rate of corporation tax of the major economies of the G7 nations and the most generous “super deduction” capital allowance scheme in the world. The idea that turning the UK into a tax haven would quickly lead to a massive increase in investment by business was always fantasy island economics  – especially given the response of global markets and the ensuing rise in interest rates and the cost of borrowing. In…

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Jupiter Fund Management becomes first global fund manager to be awarded Fair Tax Mark

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Jupiter Fund Management plc has today been awarded the Fair Tax Mark, and becomes the first global fund manager to secure accreditation to the gold standard of responsible tax conduct. Jupiter is a specialist, high conviction, active asset manager with assets under management of £48.8bn as of 30 June 2022.  Jupiter is headquartered in London with offices in 12 worldwide locations across Europe, Asia and the USA. The Fair Tax Mark accreditation scheme is the global gold standard of responsible tax conduct. It seeks to encourage and recognise organisations that pay the right amount of corporation tax at the right…

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Third Sector Accountancy gains the Fair Tax Mark

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Third Sector Accountancy has today secured its first Fair Tax Mark accreditation, the gold standard of responsible tax conduct. Third Sector is a UK firm of Chartered Accountants and Registered Auditors offering accountancy services primarily to those within the not-for-profit and co-operative sector. Formed in 2017, they are a worker co-operative with the primary purpose to support and encourage positive social change through financial services. “It’s great to see a growing number of accountancy firms making a commitment to responsible tax conduct by becoming Fair Tax Mark accredited. As part of the accreditation process, Third Sector Accountancy have published their…

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UK accountancy firm The Numbercrunchers gains the Fair Tax Mark

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The Numbercrunchers has today secured its first Fair Tax Mark accreditation, the gold standard of responsible tax conduct. The Numbercunchers is a UK accountancy firm producing unaudited accounts for limited companies, sole traders, partnerships and social enterprises. They offer general tax advice for sole traders & small business including preparation and filing of self-assessment, VAT and corporation tax returns. “As a qualified accountant myself, it’s great to see an accountancy firm like The Numbercrunchers joining the growing list of Fair Tax Mark accredited businesses. As part of the accreditation process, the company have published their first Fair Tax Mark Statement….

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Unite becomes first German multinational to gain Fair Tax Mark

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Unite has become the first German multinational to gain the Fair Tax Mark, the global gold standard of responsible tax conduct. They are also the first platform business to attain accreditation. Based in Leipzig and active in 15 European countries, Unite connects buyers and suppliers through a B2B platform and digital solutions that enable sourcing, transacting and collaborating. They join Vattenfall and Atlantia, the first Swedish and Italian multinationals to be certified respectively, in achieving the Fair Tax Mark through or Global Multinational Business Standard. To secure the Fair Tax Mark, Unite demonstrated a substantive commitment to responsible tax conduct, financial transparency and…

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Atlantia Group becomes first Italian multinational to secure Fair Tax Mark

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Atlantia Group has been awarded the Fair Tax Mark, and becomes the first Italian multinational company to secure accreditation to the gold standard of responsible tax conduct. Founded in 1950, Atlantia Group has operative companies across the world in the highways, airport infrastructure and mobility services sectors. They join Vattenfall, the first Swedish headquartered business to be certified, in achieving the Fair Tax Mark through our Global Multinational Business Standard. The Fair Tax Mark accreditation scheme is the global gold standard of responsible tax conduct. It seeks to encourage and recognise organisations that pay the right amount of corporation tax…

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Software solutions business Viva IT secures the Fair Tax Mark

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Viva IT has today secured its first Fair Tax Mark accreditation, and joins the growing movement of responsible businesses that have achieved the gold standard of responsible tax conduct. Viva IT is a software development company creating bespoke software solutions, as well as Apollo Launchpad, their next generation platform for fintechs, community development financial institutions (CDFIs), credit unions and other financial organisations. “We’re delighted that Viva IT has secured the Fair Tax Mark for the first time. As part of the accreditation process, Viva IT has published a Fair Tax Mark Statement, which includes a Tax Policy explicitly shunning the…

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Fair Tax Councils takes off big time

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In just one month, four councils representing major cities and towns across the UK from Scotland to the South of England have signed up to our Councils for Fair Tax Declaration. South Lanarkshire, Preston, Reading and Southwark are the latest to stand up for responsible tax conduct, with 24 local authorities now on board. Public demand It comes on the back of a wave of action from local residents, who have sent over 15,000 emails to councillors asking them to back fair tax via an easy-to-use new campaign tool launched with our friends at Tax Justice UK. This public demand…

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‘Corporate tax avoidance’ tops UK public’s list of concerns for 10th consecutive year, with disquiet at record high

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‘Corporate tax avoidance’ tops list of concerns, with disquiet at record high ‘Corporate tax avoidance’ has topped the UK public’s list of concerns for an astounding tenth consecutive year. Moreover, the level of disquiet is at a record high, with 47% citing it among their top three ethical concerns when questioned in May 2022 as part of the Institute for Business Ethics (IBE) annual survey. These findings are in line with our own recent Fair Tax Foundation polling, which found that: three quarters of respondents would rather shop with (74%) or work for (75%) businesses that can prove that they…

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