Image courtesy of Go Ahead London
We are thrilled to announce that the Fair Tax Mark has been awarded to the largest company to date. The Go-Ahead Group plc delivers over one billion passenger journeys on buses and trains every year and becomes the first FTSE 350 company to meet our criteria.
As with all companies that have been awarded the Fair Tax Mark, getting it has required improvements to the Group's accounting disclosures to better explain its tax position as well as a public statement of the Group's tax policy, which includes a commitment to avoid the use of tax havens and tax avoidance schemes. The result is more information on tax due and paid in the Group's financial statements and proof for the public that they can rely on this company to not take part in the types of abusive tax activity that have caused concern to so many people in recent years.
Go-Ahead's customers now have the reassurance that they are travelling with a company that is proud to make its contribution and commit to the principles of fair tax practice.
We offer massive congratulations to Go Ahead for standing up for Fair Tax! If you would like to congratulate them too, you can tweet them at @GoAheadGroup or write - their contact details can be found here.
The press release is available here