During Fair Tax Week 2019, a UK-wide celebration of the companies and organisations that are proud to pay their fair share of corporation tax, and an exploration of the positive contribution this makes to society, we asked businesses all across the UK to: “Say what you pay with pride”. 

Fair Tax Week was developed by the Fair Tax Mark, with kind early-stage support from the Friends Provident Foundation and the Joffe Charitable Trust.  Fair Tax Week 2019 was sponsored by Pennon Group plc. and SSE plc. Fair Tax Week 2019 took place between 6-14 July.

Events

Below you can see the events that took place during Fair Tax Week 2019.

Fair Tax Week launch conference

5 July – Human Rights Action Centre, London 9.30–1.30pm

Fair Tax Week will open with a marquee Fair Tax Conference. This will feature leaders from business, academia and campaigning – who will explore key topics such as responsible tax planning, how to tackle tax avoidance and the case for Corporation Tax.

Parliamentary Reception

17 June

Working with the All-Party Paliamentary Group for Responsible Tax and Tax Justice UK, a chance for businesses and parliamentarians to discuss Fair Tax Week, Tax Justice Sunday and the benefits of the Fair Tax Mark. Sponsored by SSE.

Scottish Parliament Reception

25 June

A chance for MSPs to hear more about the work of the Fair Tax Mark in Scotland, and the coming Fair Tax Week and Tax Justice Sunday. Contribution by Scotmid Co-operative. Food and Drink sponsored by Scottish Co-op Party.

TJN19

2-3 July

Tax Justice Network will be analysing professional enablers of tax abuse and crime: the role of banks, law firms and accountants at the Tax Justice Network Conference 2019. Full details at the TJN website.

Fair Tax polling release

4 July

The Fair Tax Mark will release the latest polling of UK public attitudes towards a range of fair tax issues, including responsible tax planning, government procurement, auditor independence and mandatory disclosure. Further details here.

Energy4All secures Fair Tax Mark

6 July

Renewable energy generator Energy4All is the latest company to be accredited with the Fair Tax Mark.  Read the full story

Tax Justice Sunday

7 July

Church Action for Tax Justice is encouraging churches nationwide to get involved in Tax Justice Sunday.  Worship materials such a hymns, prayers, bible studies and a creed will soon be available on the CATJ website. More here.

Tax Justice Sunday – Methodist Central Hall, Westminster

7 July

Methodist Central Hall will be marking Tax Justice Sunday. During 11am service, Anthony Boateng will be interviewed by the Revd Tony Miles and discuss the manifesto’ ‘Tax for the Common Good’, reading a prayer (available from the www.catj.org.uk website) plus the hymn ‘Our vulnerable God…’ which Andrew Pratt has written for this year’s TJ Sunday

Tax Justice Sunday – Scarborough

7 July

The Quaker meeting in Scarborough is providing information on Fair Tax Week, Tax Justice Sunday, and the writing campaign to companies that is being run by Church Action on Tax Justice.

Tax Justice Sunday – Ealing

7 July

The Quaker meeting in Ealing is providing information on Fair Tax Week, Tax Justice Sunday, and the writing campaign to companies that is being run by Church Action on Tax Justice.

Tax Justice Sunday – Ilminster

7 July

The Quaker meeting in Ilminster, together with the local Anglican Church, will be sharing views and information on Fair Tax Week, Tax Justice Sunday, and the writing campaign to companies that is being run by Church Action on Tax Justice.

Tax for the Common Good

10 July, 7pm – Bertha Weight Room
The Church at Carrs Lane
Birmingham B4 7SX

Dr Justin Tacker, co-ordinator, Church Action for Tax Justice, and Councillor Fred Grindrod, Birmingham City Council, will be talking about Tax for the Common Good. Chaired by Anne Danks, regional head, Christian Aid.

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

Launch of “Councils for Fair Tax Declaration”

11 July

More here

Accounting for Tax

12 July
One Moorgate Place, London

The ICAEW will be host to a roundtable discussion on the potential for new accounting standards, organised by the newly launched Corporate Accountability Network (CAN). Limited availability: please email richard@richardmurphy.org.uk to express your interest.

Leeds Building Society logo

Leeds Building Society member outreach

Details of Leeds Building Society’s polling of its members here.

Marshalls logo

Marshalls plc celebrate Fair Tax Week

More here.

Scotmid celebrate re-accreditation

More here.

Eighth Day logo

Eighth Day celebration and customer outreach

9th July, Manchester, Oxford Road

Welsh Assembly Statement of Opinion

Tbc

SSE Interview

SSE’s Head of Tax in discussion with Ethical Consumer here.

Want to get involved?

Tax Week 2020 will take place on 13-21 June. If you are interested in doing an event during Fair Tax Week, just let us know, using the event form to the right. We will then be in touch to discuss how we can support your event.

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