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Timpson Group accredited with Fair Tax Mark

The Fair Tax Mark is delighted to announce that the Timpson Group (which includes high street businesses Timpson, Johnsons the Cleaners, Snappy Snaps and Max Spielmann), has been accredited with the Fair Tax Mark, demonstrating their commitment to paying the right amount of tax, at the right time and in the right place. Retail Times | June 9

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Timpson Group gain Fair Tax Mark at opening of Fair Tax Fortnight

The Fair Tax Mark is delighted to announce that the Timpson Group (which includes high street businesses Timpson, Johnsons the Cleaners, Snappy Snaps and Max Spielmann), has been accredited with the Fair Tax Mark, demonstrating their commitment to paying the right amount of tax, at the right time and in the right place. The accreditation comes at the opening of …

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Public want to see UK Government intervene more robustly to encourage responsible tax planning by business

New research* commissioned by the Fair Tax Mark reveals that the public want to see the UK Government intervene much more robustly to encourage responsible tax planning by business. Three quarters (74%) of those questioned support a call for all companies, whatever their size, to publicly disclose the taxes that they do or don’t pay in the UK – with …

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Tax Justice Sunday launched

The newly formed Church Action for Tax Justice is calling on churches across the country to adopt June 17 as Tax Justice Sunday, as part of Fair Tax Fortnight. Launching the initiative, Reverend David Haslem, the Secretary of Church Action for Tax Justice, said: “Tax Justice must be one of the key mission imperatives for Christians in today’s world. How else can …

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End financial secrecy in UK’s overseas territories

The Fair Tax Mark are supporting the call for the UK government to accept an amendment to the sanctions and anti-money laundering bill on Tuesday that would lift the veil of secrecy in Britain’s overseas territories. The letter, published in the Guardian this morning, calls on the UK government to “accept an amendment to the sanctions and anti-money laundering bill …

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Fair Tax Mark at Church Action for Tax Justice launch

The Fair Tax Mark​’s Richard Livings was at Parliament yesterday to support the launch of Church Action for Tax Justice (www.catj.org.uk). The campaign is designed to highlight the urgency of creating fairer and more effective tax systems to provide more funding for public services, in the UK and internationally. The launch, with contributions from Margaret Hodge MP, chair of the …

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First Fair Tax Fortnight launched

The Fair Tax Mark scheme, which accredits businesses and organisations across the UK committed to paying the right amount of corporation tax at the right time and in the right place, is pleased to announce the first Fair Tax Fortnight, 9th – 24th June 2018. Fair Tax Fortnight will be a UK-wide celebration of the companies and organisations that are …

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Spreading the message – welcome Sam Al-Hamdani to the team

We’re happy to announce the appointment of our new marketing and communications manager, Sam Al-Hamdani. Sam comes to us from the World Health Organization, and is a journalist and designer with over 20 years experience in the environmental and international public sector. Sam said: “It’s great to come onboard. I have been working at the International Labour Organization for many …

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How can we ensure that tax evaders and aggressive tax avoiders do not profit from taxpayer-funded public procurement contracts?

Conservative MP for North Wiltshire, James Gray, recently asked Parliament what steps the UK Government was taking in its procurement policy to tackle aggressive tax avoidance by government suppliers.[1] A reasonable question: why should tax dodgers profit from contracts funded by taxpayers? The answer from the Parliamentary Secretary at the Cabinet Office, Oliver Dowden, was convoluted, but seemingly positive. He …

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Q&A with Fresh Eyes – People to People travel

We talk to Fresh Eyes – People to People Travel about their Fair Tax Mark Why did you apply for the Fair Tax Mark? Fresh Eyes – People to People Travel is committed to just, fair and responsible travel that is transparent and accountable. Fresh Eyes believes that it is essential for travellers, tour operators, host communities and suppliers, to …

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