Fresh Eyes goes the extra mile against tax avoidance

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Today, Fresh Eyes – People to People Travel CIC became the latest company to secure a Fair Tax Mark and demonstrate their commitment to being positive about the tax that they pay. Fresh Eyes is a not-for profit Community Interest Company which is committed to socially responsible tourism. Andy Rutherford, Founding Director of Fresh Eyes said “Fresh Eyes – People to People Travel is committed to just, fair and responsible travel that is transparent and accountable. “We believe that for travellers, tour operators, host communities and suppliers, everyone should simply know who pays what and who receives what, throughout the supply chain.  This is…

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Veterans Combat Tax Avoidance

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Combat Pest Control is the latest company to gain the Fair Tax Mark, meaning that these military veterans are fighting tax avoidance as well as fighting unwanted pests. The London-based firm are committed to running their business in a way that adds real social value, including supporting injured service personnel, educating street children in Afghanistan and also supporting landmine clearance projects around the world. Gaining a Fair Tax Mark is another way in which Combat Pest Control demonstrate their support for the communities they live in. Michael Coates, director of Combat Pest Control said: “We hold our military values close…

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Edinburgh retailer, Paper Tiger, secures Fair Tax Mark

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Edinburgh retailer, Paper Tiger, secures Fair Tax Mark (The following is Paper Tiger’s Press release of 1st November) Paper Tiger, the leading independent card and gift retailer, has been awarded the Fair Tax Mark – the first independent business in Scotland to achieve this certification. The Fair Tax Mark certifies that Paper Tiger has met the highest standards in tax transparency, and is fully compliant in all its tax dealings. Commenting on the award, Paper Tiger Director Michael Apter said “Paper Tiger aims to deliver a great shopping experience, with great products in great stores, assisted by a great team….

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Tax Strategy reporting among the FTSE 50

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TAX STRATEGY REPORTING AMONG THE FTSE 50 – slow to emerge, poorly executed, but a few examples of excellence New Government regulation requires that large business operating in the UK publish a UK Tax Strategy annually. However, an analysis of the UK’s fifty largest listed businesses by the Fair Tax Mark and the Local Authority Pension Fund Forum (LAPFF) has found that the majority of FTSE 50 companies have not followed Government and HMRC Guidance in a prompt and rigorous manner. Only a third (34%, or 17) of FTSE 50 companies had published a Tax Strategy resembling that required by…

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Welcome Dulas to the Fair Tax Mark!

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We’re thrilled to welcome our first Welsh business to the Fair Tax Mark, Dulas. Dulas is a leading renewable energy developer and consultancy. The Fair Tax Mark certifies that Dulas has met the highest standards in tax transparency and is fully compliant in all its corporation tax dealings. Commenting on the award, Dulas’ Director Alistair Marsden said: “The Fair Tax Mark represents an opportunity for Dulas – and the renewables industry more widely – to take a lead when it comes to transparency and accountability. “Paying the correct tax is a basic principle of good business ethics, and we hope…

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PIRC joins the Fair Tax Mark!

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PIRC joins a growing list of businesses that have achieved the Fair Tax Mark, and demonstrates the degree to which ‘tax’ is becoming a priority issue for the socially responsible investment sector.

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General election: our manifesto tracker

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Tax avoidance and Corporation Tax are likely to figure prominently in the UK General Election of 2017. To help supporters of the principles of Fair Tax, we’ve produced a Manifesto Tracker looking at what each party says about tax.

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