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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Five reasons to join us in #CelebratingFair this June, during Fair Tax Week

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By Graham Drummond Head of Communications Email Graham     Fair Tax Week 2021 runs from 5-13th June, incorporating Tax Justice Sunday on 6th June, and we’re really not far off now. Here at Fair Tax Foundation HQ we’re super excited, so we’re sharing with you five reasons to join in with the week and help us in #CelebratingFair. 1. Celebrating responsible business has never been more important Fair Tax Week is the perfect opportunity to celebrate and recognise the companies and organisations that are proud to promote responsible tax conduct and pay their fair share of corporation tax. Given…

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Our name has changed

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We are excited to share some important news regarding the evolution of our organisation. We are delighted to announce that our organisational name has changed, as follows: from “Fair Tax Mark” to “Fair Tax Foundation” One of the key reasons for this change is to allow a distinction between our organisation name and the Fair Tax Mark, the accreditation standard we provide to businesses. Previously, we had the Fair Tax Mark awarding the Fair Tax Mark accreditation, which was inelegant and confusing to some third parties – in particular, the  press and media. Going forward, we are the Fair Tax…

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Communications and Events Officer

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Communications and Events Officer We are seeking someone with experience of working in a communications and events role looking for a rewarding new challenge. This is a new role and you will work alongside the Fair Tax Mark team and support the Head of Communications to plan, develop and deliver our communications. You will also help design and run a range of imaginative external events (all now subject to change given the covid crisis). Success in this role will require you to generate content across multiple channels which ensures we engage regularly with all our stakeholders, supporters and accredited businesses….

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Sunderland and South Tyneside are latest councils to support fair tax

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Sunderland City Council and South Tyneside Council have become the first councils in the North East of England to take a stand for responsible tax conduct. A motion supporting the Councils for Fair Tax Declaration was unanimously approved by Sunderland councillors in January, with South Tyneside Council following swiftly after. Sunderland Councillor Niall Hodson said: “It’s important that we lead by example. Everyone needs to pay their fair share, especially now when public spending is under such intense pressure, and the challenges this presents to the maintenance of crucial frontline services. ” South Tyneside Councillor, David Francis, said: “I’m proud…

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