Atlantia Group becomes first Italian multinational to secure Fair Tax Mark

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Atlantia Group has been awarded the Fair Tax Mark, and becomes the first Italian multinational company to secure accreditation to the gold standard of responsible tax conduct. Founded in 1950, Atlantia Group has operative companies across the world in the highways, airport infrastructure and mobility services sectors. They join Vattenfall, the first Swedish headquartered business to be certified, in achieving the Fair Tax Mark through our Global Multinational Business Standard. The Fair Tax Mark accreditation scheme is the global gold standard of responsible tax conduct. It seeks to encourage and recognise organisations that pay the right amount of corporation tax…

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Software solutions business Viva IT secures the Fair Tax Mark

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Viva IT has today secured its first Fair Tax Mark accreditation, and joins the growing movement of responsible businesses that have achieved the gold standard of responsible tax conduct. Viva IT is a software development company creating bespoke software solutions, as well as Apollo Launchpad, their next generation platform for fintechs, community development financial institutions (CDFIs), credit unions and other financial organisations. “We’re delighted that Viva IT has secured the Fair Tax Mark for the first time. As part of the accreditation process, Viva IT has published a Fair Tax Mark Statement, which includes a Tax Policy explicitly shunning the…

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Fair Tax Councils takes off big time

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In just one month, four councils representing major cities and towns across the UK from Scotland to the South of England have signed up to our Councils for Fair Tax Declaration. South Lanarkshire, Preston, Reading and Southwark are the latest to stand up for responsible tax conduct, with 24 local authorities now on board. Public demand It comes on the back of a wave of action from local residents, who have sent over 15,000 emails to councillors asking them to back fair tax via an easy-to-use new campaign tool launched with our friends at Tax Justice UK. This public demand…

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‘Corporate tax avoidance’ tops UK public’s list of concerns for 10th consecutive year, with disquiet at record high

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‘Corporate tax avoidance’ tops list of concerns, with disquiet at record high ‘Corporate tax avoidance’ has topped the UK public’s list of concerns for an astounding tenth consecutive year. Moreover, the level of disquiet is at a record high, with 47% citing it among their top three ethical concerns when questioned in May 2022 as part of the Institute for Business Ethics (IBE) annual survey. These findings are in line with our own recent Fair Tax Foundation polling, which found that: three quarters of respondents would rather shop with (74%) or work for (75%) businesses that can prove that they…

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Five highlights from a fantastic Fair Tax Week 2022

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Graham Drummond Head of Communications Email Graham   And just like that, Fair Tax Week 2022 is over. We were thrilled to see so many UK businesses, organisations and councils join us in celebrating it. Together, you helped shine a light on the importance of responsible tax conduct and recognising those engaging in it. It was a busy, exciting week, and lots happened. Here are five of my highlights. 1. Brilliant sponsors We’re very lucky at the Fair Tax Foundation to have such a wide range of active and passionate businesses accredited with our Fair Tax Mark. Two shining examples of…

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South Lanarkshire is second Scottish council standing up for responsible tax conduct

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South Lanarkshire 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 South Lanarkshire the 21st local council in the UK and second in Scotland 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. Cllr Joe Fagan, South Lanarkshire Council, said: “I am pleased that my colleagues agreed to support this motion today. “As a council, we will also promote…

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“We’re proud to retain the Fair Tax Mark” – Susan Davy, CEO, Pennon Group

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This is a guest blog post from Susan Davy, CEO of Pennon Group. Pennon Group is a sponsor of Fair Tax Week 2022. Transparency and societal contribution are key to operating as a responsible business. As a top FTSE 250 UK-focussed company, we take this responsibility seriously and a big part of this is ensuring we pay the right amount of tax, in the right way, at the right time. It is the taxes paid by businesses and individuals which help fund vital public services, investment in skills, development and infrastructure to support future growth, which ultimately benefits us all….

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UK public strongly supports responsible tax conduct in latest Fair Tax Week polling data (but there’s a little twist)

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Graham Drummond Head of Communications Email Graham   This week sees us excitedly kicking off Fair Tax Week 2022 in the UK, sponsored by Pennon Group and Leeds Building Society. So many businesses are already aware of the vital contribution their corporation tax makes to the public services we all rely on, and will be stepping forward to say what they pay with pride as Fair Tax Week rolls on. But here’s something else to celebrate – fresh data shows the UK public overwhelmingly backs responsible tax conduct too. A few days ago I had the pleasure of standing at…

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Amazon’s tax gap grows to more than $6 billion as progressive investors push for transparency at their AGM

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Amazon’s AGM takes place this Wednesday (25th May), and a tax transparency resolution has been tabled by progressive investors, including Fair Tax Mark accredited PIRC, that requests Amazon publish a breakdown of the income, profit and taxes paid (or not) around the world. We analysed Amazon’s numbers in 2019 and they weren’t good… The Fair Tax Foundation has previously provided a cumulative 10 year analysis of the global tax affairs of the Silicon Six, including Amazon. This analysis was first revealed in 2019 and uncovered a $100 billion global tax gap between current tax provisions and the cash taxes actually…

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Meter Manager Ltd gains Fair Tax Mark

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Meter Manager Ltd has today secured it’s first Fair Tax Mark accreditation, the gold standard of responsible tax conduct. Through its MeterOnline system, Meter Manager Ltd allows domestic and commercial customers to remotely read their smart meters, as well as providing alerts and automatic reports – whether they have one meter or several thousand. Allowing clients such as councils, housing associations, maintenance and investment companies to monitor a large number of sites, MeterOnline is also suited to observing solar, hydro, wind and other renewable energy sources anywhere via PC, tablet or phone. Greg Yates, Senior Accreditation Manager, Fair Tax Foundation,…

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