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Fair Tax Mark’s 2019, and what’s next in 2020

2019, another year of strong growth and innovation The Fair Tax Mark realised a number of landmarks in 2019, making it our most impactful year yet. A big thank you to all those in business and civil society who have done so much to help us grow our collective influence and reach. The number of Fair Tax certified businesses passed …

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Southern Co-op brings Fair Tax Mark to Hampshire

  Southern Co-op is the first business headquartered in Hampshire to secure Fair Tax Mark certification, and the 14th co-operative in the UK Southern Co-op has secured its first Fair Tax Mark certification, and joins the growing movement of progressive businesses who are proud to say what they pay with pride. Southern Co-op was established in Portsmouth, Hampshire over 145 years …

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Greenwich is sixth Council to approve Fair Tax Declaration

The Royal Borough of Greenwich has become the first in London to commit to our Councils for Fair Tax Declaration, joining Oxford, Oldham, Peterborough, Cannock Chase and Bingley as the sixth council to stand up for responsible tax conduct. It’s been heartening to see the breadth of support for this campaign. Councillors, whatever their political allegiance, work hard to direct …

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Tax gap of Silicon Six over $100 billion so far this decade

The Fair Tax Mark will later this week release a new report, The Silicon Six and their $100 billion global tax gap, which examines the tax conduct of Facebook, Apple, Amazon, Netflix, Google and Microsoft over the last decade. The report questions whether the companies, collectively referred to as the ‘Silicon Six’, are paying their way on tax. Together they have …

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Severn Trent secures Fair Tax Mark

Severn Trent has today secured its first Fair Tax Mark certification, and joins the growing movement of progressive businesses who are proud to say what they pay with pride. Severn Trent is one of the UK’s largest water companies, providing water and sewerage services to more than 4.3 million homes and businesses in the Midlands. It becomes the third FTSE 100 …

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ICRS seminar explores Fair Tax Mark

The Institute of Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability (ICRS) recently hosted a webinar exploring ‘Responsible Approaches to Tax’. The discussion featured The Fair Tax Mark, along with two of our accredited businesses, Leeds Building Society and Pennon. The webinar covered both the history of the Fair Tax Mark, as well as revealing what motivated these two leading businesses to gain accreditation …

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Suma Wholefoods co-op makes Fair Tax commitment

Suma Wholefoods, the vegetarian foods and natural products wholesaler, has been certified as a Fair Tax Mark business. Suma is the largest equal pay worker co-op in Europe and has been operating from its base in Elland, West Yorkshire, for over 40 years. The co-op delivers over 7,000 products ranging from award winning biodegradable toothbrushes to vegan chocolate truffles and …

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“If we can’t beat them, join them” No thank you.

Cate Atwater, Chief Executive, Community Leisure UK, shares her views about how the Fair Tax Mark helps the organisation she leads demonstrate its values, and the challenge of ‘fake non-profits’ operating in the public leisure services sector. If you would like to share your views about transparency; how you managed to certify as a Fair Tax Mark organisation; or why …

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Fair Tax Mark to go international

Research funding from Luminate to enable Fair Tax Mark to explore what ‘Fair Tax’ looks like outside the UK, and the scope for new standards that would enable businesses across the globe to be certified for the first time The Fair Tax Mark is growing robustly in the UK. More than fifty businesses have now been certified, with half of …

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Community Leisure UK play fair on tax

Community Leisure UK, the members’ association that specialises in representing non-profit-distributing leisure and culture trusts across England, Scotland and Wales, has been certified as an accredited Fair Tax Mark business, following their successful assessment against the Fair Tax Mark criteria. The association – whose members are registered charities, societies or CICs, operate everything from community swimming pools, gyms and sports …

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