Ben Reid, CEO

Talking to the Midcounties Co-operative

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A pioneer Fair Tax Mark organization, the Midcounties Co-operative talked to the Fair Tax Mark about why they wanted to be one of the first holders. As a values led and ethical organisation, we believe that we should pay the taxes that are due and not engage in aggressive tax avoidance schemes, even if legal. In 2013 we formalised this with the development of a Tax Charter, which sets out that, as far as is reasonable, the Society’s preference is to make its tax affairs as simple as possible. In July 2014, we revised our Charter, making an explicit commitment to…

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Richard WIlcox, MD

Talking to the Unity Trust Bank

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Unity Trust Bank is a specialist bank for organisations in the social economy providing day-to-day banking and much needed affordable finance to civil society organisations, including charities, social enterprises, community and voluntary organisations, CDFIs, councils and trade unions across the UK. Founded thirty years ago on strong principles of social responsibility, it continues its commitment to growing a fairer society today. Unity Trust Bank promotes a socially responsible and sustainable approach to banking and lending, and aim to create positive social change through their business activity. Because of this, they take a ‘double bottom line’ approach to business, which sees socially focused…

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