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Parliamentarian shares vision for a fair tax society

The Fair Tax Mark is delighted to work with, and have the support of, politicians of many different political persuasions. We recently partnered with Church Action for Tax Justice and other faith groups to help organise an event in Birmingham at which Conservative MP Andrew Mitchell was the keynote speaker. Andrew Mitchell MP, Vice Chair, All Party Parliamentary Group on …

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Reaction to Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell announcement

In today’s speech to the Labour Party Conference, John McDonnell said: “We can’t trust the Tories on this, but we shouldn’t just wait until we get into government. We should act now. “One way is to mobilize shareholder power to demand companies uphold basic tax justice standards. Numerous institutions from churches to trade unions and pensions funds have large scale …

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Can you avoid the tax avoiders?

Tax avoidance; a huge issue that’s not going away. Tax matters. It helps to fund vital public services, and when paid fairly, ensures a level playing field for businesses large and small. Our research found that seven in ten of the public would rather shop (69%), or work for a business (70%) which can prove it’s paying its fair share …

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Fair Tax Fortnight 2018 – celebration of responsible tax is warmly received right across UK

The UK’s first ever Fair Tax Fortnight (June 9-24) set out to celebrate those companies and organisations that are proud to pay their fair share of corporation tax, and to explore the positive contribution this makes to society. I’m delighted to say that it did this and then some. As you might expect, Fair Tax Mark certified organisations where at the …

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BCC polling shows support for tax compliance

Polling released by the British Chambers of Commerce yesterday indicates that many businesses want more support to be tax compliant. We welcome and echo the call from the BCC for extra investment in both HMRC’s crackdown on tax avoidance and tools to enable easier compliance by business. Numerous companies seek to do the right thing and are proud to pay …

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

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 …

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

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 …

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Convivio mark Public Service Day by announcing Fair Tax Mark accreditation

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 …

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

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 …

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

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 …

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