“Good” tax conduct needs to be an integral consideration of Government supply contracts

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This week, GMB Union has released research which calculates that Amazon has won £460million of public procurement contracts in the past four years. This is the same Amazon that the European Commission has recently ordered Luxembourg to recover unpaid taxes worth €250 million from, saying the country had granted Amazon’s European arm “undue tax benefit” by allowing it to shift profits to a tax-exempt shell company. Understandably, this led Dame Margaret Hodge MP and Andrew Mitchell MP – key leaders of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Responsible Tax – to call for the UK Government to deprive such companies of…

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Lush store in Liverpool

High Street retailer Lush demonstrates commitment to tax transparency

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The Fair Tax Mark is pleased to announce that Lush has been recertified as a Fair Tax Mark business for a fifth successive year. Hilary Jones, Ethics Director, Lush said: “As a company we feel that we should contribute back to the societies from which we trade by being a good employer, by trading fairly with our suppliers and by paying our taxes into the collective purse. “We’re proud to have the Fair Tax Mark and to check ourselves against an independent benchmark so we know we’re operating in a fair and transparent way.” Paul Monaghan, Chief Executive, Fair Tax Mark,…

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Accreditation Manager

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We’re on the hunt for a Fair Tax Mark Accreditation Manager to assess and advise our rapidly growing portfolio of business clients Note: the role has been reviewed since it was orginally posted in February 2019. With the salary range increasing to £32-35K and the person specfications now requiring a ‘qualified accountant or tax professional. Or, significant equivalent practice and experience.’ Application process: CV and covering letter to be submitted by Friday, 18th April, via info@fairtaxmark.net Should demonstrate how applicants’ skills and experience make them suitable for the role and link back to the responsibilities and personal specifications set out…

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Munnelly Group PLC awarded Fair Tax Mark

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Munnelly Group PLC have been awarded the Fair Tax Mark, demonstrating their commitment to on time, and in full, transparent tax payment, reporting and disclosure. The group, which is the parent company to five construction and infrastructure support services brands – Munnelly Support Services, Bishopsgate, City Calling, Guardior Security and MacRail Systems – is active across the UK. Chris Harrison, Chief Financial Officer of Munnelly Group PLC, said: “UK construction and infrastructure are usually funded either in wholly or partly by central government who spend UK-generated tax revenues. The subject of fair payment of tax is currently a huge issue within…

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Affinity Water

Affinity Water becomes the 50th company to secure Fair Tax Mark accreditation

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Affinity Water, the UK’s largest water-only supplier, has today secured Fair Tax Mark accreditation, following its successful assessment against the Fair Tax Mark criteria. Affinity Water provides on average 900 million litres of water each day to a population of more than 3.6 million people in North West London and the Home Counties – serving Bedfordshire, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Essex, Hertfordshire, Surrey, the London Boroughs of Harrow and Hillingdon and parts of the London Boroughs of Barnet, Brent, Ealing and Enfield. They also supply water to the Tendring peninsula in Essex and the Folkestone and Dover areas of Kent. Affinity Water…

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VME Retail accredited as Fair Tax Mark business

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VME Retail Systems Ltd, who provide a high quality epos system (IntelliStore) to convenience stores and supermarkets throughout the UK, has today been certified as an accredited Fair Tax Mark business. VME Retail focus on grocery epos, including forecourts, making them a well-known specialist in this particular area, writing and maintaining their own software and offering a support team to assist customers to run their businesses. Already some fifty businesses have been certified, including FTSE-listed plcs, co-operatives, social enterprises and large private business – who between them have income of £50bn and over 6,500 offices and outlets. Fair Tax Mark…

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Fair Tax Week 2019 launched

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We are pleased to announce that Fair Tax Week in 2019 will run from the 6–14 July 2019, incorporating Tax Justice Sunday on the 7 July. Fair Tax Week 2019 will be co-sponsored by SSE plc and Pennon Group plc. Fair Tax Week is a UK-wide celebration of the companies and organisations that are proud to pay their fair share of corporation tax, and an opportunity to explore the positive contribution this makes to society. Paul Monaghan, Chief Executive, Fair Tax Mark, said: “Corporation Tax is often presented as a burden, but it shouldn’t be. Not when considered against the huge array…

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Accreditation Manager

News

We’re on the hunt for a Fair Tax Mark Accreditation Manager to assess and advise our rapidly growing portfolio of business clients   Application process: CV and covering letter to be submitted by Friday, 22nd March, via info@fairtaxmark.net Should demonstrate how applicants’ skills and experience make them suitable for the role and link back to the responsibilities and personal specifications set out in the role description. Interviews planned for w/c 1st April. About the Fair Tax Mark The Fair Tax Mark certification scheme was launched in February 2014 and seeks to encourage and recognise organisations that pay the right amount…

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Richer Sounds store

Richer Sounds takes pride in tax transparency record

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The Fair Tax Mark is pleased to announce that Richer Sounds has been recertified as a Fair Tax Mark business for a third successive year. The Fair Tax Mark scheme accredits businesses and organisations across the UK committed to paying the right amount of corporation tax at the right time and in the right place. Organisations achieving the Fair Tax Mark demonstrate an exemplar approach to tax transparency and a commitment to shunning tax avoidance schemes. Julie Abraham, CEO, Richer Sounds, said: “Everyone at Richer Sounds is really proud that we’ve earned the Fair Tax Mark accreditation for the third year…

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Gary Honey, M&M Underwriting

M&M Underwriting launch 2019 with Fair Tax Mark accreditation

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Insurance underwriter M&M Underwriting has become an accredited Fair Tax Mark business, following its successful review against the Fair Tax Mark criteria. M&M Underwriting was established in 2008 to offer specialist & bespoke commercial liability insurance protection for UK-based manufacturers, research & development organisations and university spin-offs, typically those supplying advanced engineering solutions for the automotive, aviation, marine, defence or energy industries. Paul Monaghan, Chief Executive, Fair Tax Mark said: “We are pleased to announce the Fair Tax Mark certification of M&M Undwerwriting. “M&M is taking corporate responsibility around tax transparency seriously and has made a commitment to not use…

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