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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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First Fair Tax Fortnight launched

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The Fair Tax Mark scheme, which accredits businesses and organisations across the UK committed to paying the right amount of corporation tax at the right time and in the right place, is pleased to announce the first Fair Tax Fortnight, 9th – 24th June 2018. Fair Tax Fortnight will be 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. Preceding the fortnight will be a Fair Tax conference, sponsored by SSE, the first FTSE 100 business to become…

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Fair treatment from Newark Osteopaths

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Newark Osteopaths joins a growing list of companies that have achieved the Fair Tax Mark, putting them alongside AMT Coffee, The Co-op, Lush Cosmetics, Richer Sounds, Scotmid, and Unicorn Grocery. Richard Livings, Project Manager of the Fair Tax Mark said: “We are delighted to welcome Newark Osteopaths to the Fair Tax Mark, the UK’s accreditation scheme for businesses paying their fair share of corporation tax and reporting on their practices transparently. Today’s announcement means Newark Osteopaths are giving their customers a certified promise that their tax practices are at the leading edge of best practice.” “Recent scandals where companies have…

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UK consumers finally have a Fair Tax coffee option

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– AMT Coffee secures Fair Tax Mark and becomes first coffee retailer to offer a Fair Tax choice across coffee bars nationwide AMT Coffee, which has 53 bars across the UK and the Republic of Ireland, has secured the Fair Tax Mark, becoming the first coffee company with a nationwide presence to provide consumers with a Fair Tax choice across its coffee bars. AMT Coffee’s fair tax certification is significant given the findings of recent research from Populus*, which found that the UK public not only still mistrust companies such as Starbucks on tax matters (and that this is still…

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Spreading the message – welcome Sam Al-Hamdani to the team

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We’re happy to announce the appointment of our new marketing and communications manager, Sam Al-Hamdani. Sam comes to us from the World Health Organization, and is a journalist and designer with over 20 years experience in the environmental and international public sector. Sam said: “It’s great to come onboard. I have been working at the International Labour Organization for many years, where one of the key messages is about the balance between the different actors in the world of work – Government, employers and workers. I now have the chance to actually practice what I have been preaching; encouraging businesses…

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