Fair Tax Mark goes international with accreditation of European energy company, Vattenfall

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Fair Tax Mark goes international with accreditation of European energy company, Vattenfall The Fair Tax Foundation today (25th November 2021) launched its new Fair Tax Mark Global Multinational Business Standard, and announced the accreditation of European energy company Vattenfall, who become the first business headquartered outside of the UK to be Fair Tax Mark certified. Fair Tax Mark accreditation is the gold standard of responsible tax conduct, but to date has only been available to businesses headquartered in the UK. With the launch of the new Global Multinational Business Standard, which has taken two years to develop, the Fair Tax…

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Mace is first international consultancy and construction company to secure Fair Tax Mark

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Mace, the international consultancy and construction company, has secured its first Fair Tax Mark accreditation, the gold standard of responsible tax conduct. From Olympic parks and iconic skyscrapers like The Shard, to state-of-the-art data centres, schools, hospitals and homes, Mace is involved in major construction projects across the world. Operating across five global hubs and driven by the pursuit of a sustainable world, they can now also demonstrate a deep commitment to responsible tax conduct. As part of the accreditation process, Mace has demonstrated strong tax rates and cash taxes paid over a number of years, as well as developing…

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Fair tax declaration gets the backing of 17th local council in the UK

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Cheshire West and Chester Council has become the 17th local authority in the UK, and the third in the North West of England, to support fair tax practices locally. On signing up to the Councils for Fair Tax Declaration, Councillor Louise Gittins, Leader of the Council, said: “We want to make it clear that Cheshire West and Chester Council strongly supports the principles of fair tax and wants to lead by example. Local government has a proud history of standing up for responsible conduct and this declaration is another important step.” Local authorities that approve the Councils for Fair Tax…

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Lamplight puts Fair Tax at the heart of ethical credentials

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Lamplight 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’. Used by more than 600 charities, Lamplight is an online database system that allows organisations to effectively record work, measure impact and report to trustees and funders. A modular system, Lamplight can be customised and scaled to the needs of each charity utilising it. 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…

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Call for UK to support G-24 emerging economy proposals at OECD

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The Fair Tax Foundation has co-ordinated the production of the following open letter to the UK’s Chancellor, Rishi Sunak – which has the support of numerous civil society groups, including the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Anti-Corruption and Responsible Tax, Tax Justice UK and Christian Aid. It calls on the UK to support the G-24 emerging economies in their request that the OECD’s forthcoming global tax deal (that will be discussed again on Friday, 8th October) will be improved, to the benefit of both developed and developing world countries. If this is not done then there is a real danger that…

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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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