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Leeds Building Society sets the standard with Fair Tax Mark accreditation

Leeds Building Society has become the first national high-street financial institution certified as an accredited Fair Tax Mark business, having been successfully assessed against the Fair Tax Mark criteria. Leeds Building Society is the fifth largest building society in the UK and has 55 branches in the UK and Gibraltar. The Society joins a growing list of organisations that have …

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SSE awarded fifth Fair Tax Mark

SSE has been reaccredited with the prestigious Fair Tax Mark for the fifth year in a row – demonstrating its transparency and commitment to play fair on tax. It remains the only FSTE100 company to have been accredited by the world’s first independent body scrutinising firms’ approach to tax. Today SSE has also published its Talking Tax Booklet which gives …

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Parliamentarian shares vision for a fair tax society

The Fair Tax Mark is delighted to work with, and have the support of, politicians of many different political persuasions. We recently partnered with Church Action for Tax Justice and other faith groups to help organise an event in Birmingham at which Conservative MP Andrew Mitchell was the keynote speaker. Andrew Mitchell MP, Vice Chair, All Party Parliamentary Group on …

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Reaction to Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell announcement

In today’s speech to the Labour Party Conference, John McDonnell said: “We can’t trust the Tories on this, but we shouldn’t just wait until we get into government. We should act now. “One way is to mobilize shareholder power to demand companies uphold basic tax justice standards. Numerous institutions from churches to trade unions and pensions funds have large scale …

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Richer Sounds - one of the Fair Tax Mark accredited high street retailers

Can you avoid the tax avoiders?

Tax avoidance; a huge issue that’s not going away. Tax matters. It helps to fund vital public services, and when paid fairly, ensures a level playing field for businesses large and small. Our research found that seven in ten of the public would rather shop (69%), or work for a business (70%) which can prove it’s paying its fair share …

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Fair Tax Fortnight 2018 – celebration of responsible tax is warmly received right across UK

The UK’s first ever Fair Tax Fortnight (June 9-24) set out to celebrate those companies and organisations that are proud to pay their fair share of corporation tax, and to explore the positive contribution this makes to society. I’m delighted to say that it did this and then some. As you might expect, Fair Tax Mark certified organisations where at the …

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BCC polling shows support for tax compliance

Polling released by the British Chambers of Commerce yesterday indicates that many businesses want more support to be tax compliant. We welcome and echo the call from the BCC for extra investment in both HMRC’s crackdown on tax avoidance and tools to enable easier compliance by business. Numerous companies seek to do the right thing and are proud to pay …

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Ethical Screening and Ethical Investors show commitment to fairer finance with Fair Tax Mark accreditation

Ethical Screening Ltd and Ethical Investors Ltd have announced that they are joining a growing list of organisations that have achieved the Fair Tax Mark, putting them alongside AMT Coffee, Lush, The Co-op, Ecology Building Society, Richer Sounds, Timpson and SSE. Michael Head, Managing Director of Ethical Screening, said: “We are delighted to have obtained a top score and the …

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Earl Shilton Building Society delivers more for members with Fair Tax Mark accreditation

Earl Shilton Building Society has announced that it joins a growing list of organisations that have achieved the Fair Tax Mark, putting them alongside AMT Coffee, The Co-op, Richer Sounds, Timpson and Unicorn Grocery. Earl Shilton was founded over 160 years ago – members paid their first subscriptions on 3rd January 1857. It aims to provide simple to understand financial service …

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Convivio mark Public Service Day by announcing Fair Tax Mark accreditation

Convivio, a digital strategy team specialising in work for public services, have announced that they are joining a growing list of organisations that have achieved the Fair Tax Mark, putting them alongside AMT Coffee, the Co-op, Richer Sounds, Timpson and SSE. Public Service Day celebrates the value and virtue of public service to the community, and this year falls within …

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