Clean for Good becomes first cleaning company to secure Fair Tax Mark

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London-based Clean for Good has today (4th December) 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’. The award-winning Clean for Good delivers professional cleaning services to work spaces across the capital, and also provides fair pay and dignified work to its cleaners. The church-founded social business was launched in 2017, is a Living Wage Employer, directly employs its own team on decent terms and conditions and works hard to operate to high eco and ethical standards. Their range of ethical credentials is now…

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Join our team – The Fair Tax Mark is seeking a Business Accountant Officer

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The Fair Tax Mark is seeking an accountant to fill an exciting new position in our growing team.   About the Opportunity We are seeking an accountant, preferably based in Manchester or London, able to review business accounts and financial reports and who can quickly become a key part of our assessment team. We need a talented individual to complete detailed reviews in relation to transparency, tax and ownership.   About the Fair Tax Mark The Fair Tax Mark is a values-driven organisation and is a registered social enterprise. We run a certification scheme which seeks to encourage and recognise…

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Westmill Wind Farm and Westmill Solar become first community energy co-operatives to secure Fair Tax Mark

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Oxfordshire-based Westmill Wind Farm and Westmill Solar Farm have today (10th November) secured their first Fair Tax Mark certifications, and join the growing movement of responsible businesses who are proud to ‘say what they pay with pride’. The two renewable energy co-operatives are co-located on agricultural land in Oxfordshire and pursued Fair Tax Mark certification in parallel. Westmill Wind Farm was the first 100% community owned onshore wind farm to be built in the south of England. Its five turbines came online in 2008 and produce low-carbon electricity equivalent to that used by over 2,500 households per annum. Westmill Solar…

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Lincoln, Edinburgh and Trafford are latest to champion fair tax conduct

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Local councils across the UK have made it clear: these tough times are no obstacle to doing the right thing on tax. Three more – the City of Lincoln Council, the City of Edinburgh Council and Trafford Council – have made significant commitments in support of responsible tax conduct, joining the six already signed up. Lincoln and Trafford have both approved our Councils for Fair Tax Declaration, committing them to lead by example on their own tax conduct, demand greater transparency from suppliers, and, call for more meaningful powers to tackle tax avoidance amongst suppliers. In Trafford, the motion passed…

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Gleeson is first housebuilder to be awarded the Fair Tax Mark

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MJ Gleeson plc, the low-cost housebuilder and strategic land specialist, announces is the first housebuilder to be accredited with the Fair Tax Mark. The FTSE-listed housebuilder which is known for making home ownership affordable to those on low incomes has met the Fair Tax Mark’s tough criteria and demonstrates its commitment to responsible tax conduct and transparency. As part of the accreditation process, Gleeson Homes, and its parent company MJ Gleeson plc, revised their Tax Strategy – which now explicitly shuns both tax haven abuse and tax avoidance. The Annual Report and Accounts now provides extra detail on tax relief…

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Epworth Investment Management first fund manager to secure Fair Tax Mark

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Epworth Investment Management, which has in excess of £1.2bn of assets under management, has today (Monday, 21stSeptember) secured its first Fair Tax Mark certification, and joins the growing movement of responsible businesses who ‘say what they pay with pride’. Epworth Investment Management is an investment manager dedicated to serving the needs of Churches and Charities. They are stewards of their investors’ money and carefully select investments using Christian ethical criteria. Epworth is wholly owned by the Central Finance Board of the Methodist Church, which was founded in 1960. The Fair Tax Mark an independent certification, which recognises organisations that demonstrate…

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Electricity North West secures Fair Tax Mark certification

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Electricity North West, the power network operator for the North West of England, has secured its first Fair Tax Mark certification, joining the growing movement of progressive businesses who are proud to say what they pay with pride. The electricity distributor, which serves diverse communities from the Lake District to Manchester city centre, has met the Fair Tax Mark’s tasking criteria and demonstrates its commitment to responsible tax conduct and transparency. The Fair Tax Mark is an independent certification scheme, which recognises organisations that demonstrate they are paying the right amount of corporation tax in the right place, at the…

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Fair Tax Mark consults on internationalisation proposals

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The internationalisation of the Fair Tax Mark moved a step closer with the release of proposals that would form the basis of the Fair Tax certification of businesses that have their ultimate holding company situated outside of the UK. Responding to the needs and demands of civil society, regulators, investors and municipalities around the world, the Fair Tax Mark intends to expand and offer certification across the world – not least to counter the low-bar programmes of unscrupulous accounting and auditing entities. The move follows a number of Fair Tax Mark certification enquiries from businesses around the globe – all…

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The new ‘Lockdown mindset’: More Brits call for greater accountability for businesses on tax avoidance and social responsibility

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More Brits call for greater accountability for businesses on tax avoidance and social responsibility New research reveals Govt bailouts have prompted growing consumer unease towards companies who avoid or do not publish tax contributions A new ‘Lockdown mindset’ emerge as more Brits now expect employers to do their bit for local economies and public services Significant shift in consumer behaviour towards ethical spending as Brits shop by their values The public are using lockdown to take decisive action against tax avoidance practices, as record numbers of Brits would rather shop with (79%[1]) or work for (82%[2]) a business that can…

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Freethought Internet is first Lincoln business to secure Fair Tax Mark

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Lincoln-based Freethought Internet has today secured Fair Tax Mark certification and joins the growing movement of responsible businesses who ‘say what they pay with pride’. Website hosting company Freethought Internet becomes the first company head-quartered in Lincolnshire to achieve the Fair Tax Mark. As part of the accreditation process, Freethought Internet has published their first Fair Tax Mark Statement. This details a new tax policy, which commits them to shun tax avoidance. The Statement also includes a numerical current tax reconciliation and a detailed supporting narrative, which further emphasises their commitment to leading-edge tax transparency. Freethought was founded in 2003…

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