ROO boosts ethical credentials by securing Fair Tax Mark

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Essex-based ROO has today secured its first Fair Tax Mark certification, and joins the growing movement of responsible businesses who are proud to ‘say what they pay with pride’. ROO, the trading name of Coffee Carter Ltd, which also includes Bagel Baby, is a husband and wife-run business selling takeaway coffee and food from a standing van. The Fair Tax Mark is an independent certification, which recognises organisations that demonstrate they are paying the right amount of corporation tax in the right place, at the right time. More than 65 businesses have now been certified. These include national brands such as…

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MAPS is first expert witness company to secure Fair Tax Mark

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London-based Medical & Professional Services Ltd (MAPS Medical) has today secured its first Fair Tax Mark certification, and joins the growing movement of responsible businesses who are proud to ‘say what they pay with pride’. MAPS provides medico-legal expert witness evidence and reports to solicitors, law firms and other organisations involved in personal injury and clinical negligence litigation. It supplies evidence from an experienced panel of medical experts across the UK, for both large and niche firms. The company is owned by a Trust which gives all the profits it receives to charities. The Fair Tax Mark is an independent…

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We’re boosting fair tax in Greater London

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By Mary Patel Networks Manager Email Mary   At the Fair Tax Foundation we’re proud to work with businesses and local councils across the UK (and soon internationally) to help them commit to responsible tax practice and demonstrate this to others. Our localities work is generously funded by The Barrow Cadbury Trust and now, thanks to funding from Trust for London, we’re pleased to announce that over the next two years we will also be working closely with businesses and public institutions in Greater London as part of an exciting new opportunity to raise standards of tax conduct. Of course,…

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Dŵr Cymru/Welsh Water becomes first company in Wales to secure the Fair Tax Mark

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Dŵr Cymru/Welsh Water has today secured its first Fair Tax Mark certification, and joins the growing movement of responsible businesses who are proud to ‘say what they pay with pride’. Providing over three million people with water and wastewater services, Dŵr Cymru/Welsh Water is a not-for-profit social enterprise and the only water company of its kind in the UK. The Fair Tax Mark is an independent certification, which recognises organisations that demonstrate they are paying the right amount of corporation tax in the right place, at the right time. More than 60 businesses have now been certified. These include national…

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Four things that made Fair Tax Week brilliant

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By Graham Drummond Head of Communications Email Graham       Wow, what a week! Whether you joined our many webinars, shared our big announcements or just supported your local Fair Tax Mark business, you helped make Fair Tax Week 2021 one of our best yet. With companies, councils, organisations and individuals all #CelebratingFair, there was so much to enjoy and highlight. Here are four things that made the Week brilliant. We were so happy to see hundreds of people attend our varied range of webinars!  Covering topics such as why corporation tax matters, local areas standing up for fair tax…

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Ethical Property secures Fair Tax Mark and reinforces commitment to responsible tax conduct

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Ethical Property has today secured its first Fair Tax Mark certification, and joins the growing movement of responsible businesses who are proud to ‘say what they pay with pride’. Ethical Property create places for people with purpose, with 21 centres across England, Scotland and Wales housing 276 organisations that include charities, social enterprises, small businesses and not-for-profits. The Fair Tax Mark is an independent certification, which recognises organisations that demonstrate they are paying the right amount of corporation tax in the right place, at the right time. More than 60 businesses have now been certified. These include national brands such…

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Chelmsford Star Co-operative bolsters ethical credentials during Fair Tax Week

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Chelmsford Star Co-operative has today (8th June) secured its first Fair Tax Mark certification, joining the growing movement of responsible businesses who are proud to ‘say what they pay with pride’ during Fair Tax Week. Set up in 1867, Chelmsford Star has a long record of equal pay, an even gender mix and follows a set of ethical rules known as their ‘values and principles’. The Fair Tax Mark is an independent certification, which recognises organisations that demonstrate they are paying the right amount of corporation tax in the right place, at the right time. More than 60 businesses have…

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Birmingham City Council commits to the Councils for Fair Tax Declaration

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Birmingham City Council joins a growing movement of towns, cities and districts standing up for responsible tax conduct. Council leaders have agreed to approve the Councils for Fair Tax Declaration, making Birmingham the thirteenth local council in the UK to stand up for responsible tax conduct. The announcement comes during Fair Tax Week, the UK-wide recognition of the companies and councils that are proud to promote responsible tax conduct and pay their fair share of tax. Cllr Tristan Chatfield, Cabinet Member for Finance and Resources at Birmingham City Council, said: “As an organisation with an annual budget in excess of…

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Fair Tax Week 2021 celebrates responsible business as new data shows public demand for tax transparency

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The Fair Tax Foundation is delighted to launch Fair Tax Week 2021. The Week, which runs from 5th-13th June and incorporates Tax Justice Sunday on 6th June, is a UK-wide recognition of the companies and organisations that are proud to promote responsible tax conduct. Using #CelebratingFair, it is also an exploration of the positive contribution corporation tax makes to society. Fair Tax Week 2021 launches with a variety of free online webinars, and new polling data which shows that almost three quarters of the public (72%) think It’s important to celebrate businesses who can demonstrate that they pay the right…

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Silicon Six end the decade with $100 billion tax shortfall

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In December 2019, the Fair Tax Foundation undertook a forensic analysis of the tax conduct of the Silicon Six (Facebook, Apple, Amazon, Netflix, Google and Microsoft) and uncovered a $100 billion global tax gap over the decade to date (which was then, 2010-18/19). In May 2021, this analysis was repeated for the ten years 2011 to 2020 inclusive, and it was discovered that the $100 billion tax gap is as enormous as ever. There is still a significant difference between the cash taxes paid and both the expected headline rate of tax and, more significantly, the reported current tax provisions….

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