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A big thank you to 38 Degrees

The wonderful thing about the internet is that things happen quickly. Yesterday morning we found that the post sent out by 38 Degrees had motivated 1700+ people to like and several hundred to comment on the Fair Tax Mark ‘s accreditation of SSE and our ongoing campaign. The many supportive messages as well as the quality and insight displayed by …

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Margaret Hodge encourages more companies to get FTM

Margaret Hodge MP, Chair of the Public Accounts Committee has commented on SSE being awarded the Fair Tax Mark. She said: I welcome SSE’s commitment to being open and honest about its tax affairs. Too often companies hide behind commercial confidentiality to disguise their activities, claiming that transparency about their tax affairs would damage their competitiveness. I don’t buy that, …

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Campaign win as FTSE100 firm awarded Fair Tax Mark

Today marks a huge breakthrough for tax campaigners as SSE plc becomes the first FTSE100 company to be awarded the Fair Tax Mark. With the UK still losing billions each year to corporate tax avoidance, SSE have joined the growing number of Fair Tax companies proving that not all businesses decide to dodge tax, but can instead take a positive …

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Fair Tax Mark available for UK multinationals

The Fair Tax Mark is pleased to announce that its new standard for responsible tax behaviour and reporting is now available for UK-based multinationals. As with the UK version, the Fair Tax Mark for multinationals will encourage company groups to put all their ‘cards on the table’ and go public with a clear and honest explanation of their tax affairs. …

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Q&A with SSE

    SSE was the first FTSE100 company to gain the Fair Tax Mark. We talked to their Finance Director Gregor Alexander about the process Why did you apply for the Fair Tax Mark? SSE’s Finance Director, Gregor Alexander says: “Taxes are the way that every member of society makes a contribution to the cost of providing the public services …

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Fair Tax Mark on 2014 New Radicals list

The Fair Tax Mark is delighted to announce that it has been included on the 2014 New Radicals list, compiled by Nesta, the UK’s innovation foundation and The Observer. The list details 50 people or projects that are helping to change Britain for the better chosen out of over a thousand applicants. Richard Livings, Project Manager at The Fair Tax …

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New Team Member Appointed

The board of the the Fair Tax Mark are delighted to announce the appointment of Richard Livings as the latest member of the Fair Tax team. Richard joins as project manager and will be coordinating the growth of the organisation as increasing numbers of consumers and businesses seek a positive way of addressing the growing public concern regarding taxation issues. …

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Fair Tax Mark Multinational Criteria Open Consultation

Phase two of the Fair Tax Mark is here. The 26th of June sees the unveiling of our draft assessment criteria for multinational companies.The draft document, available for download here, will form the basis of our approach to how we accredit as Fair Tax larger companies that are based in the UK and have operations abroad. The Fair Tax Mark …

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Co-operative Energy challenges the Big Six to get Fair Tax accredited

Co-operative Energy has called on the UK’s Big Six energy suppliers to follow their lead and become Fair Tax accredited. Co-operative Energy, part of Midcounties Co-operative and the first energy company in the UK to have been awarded the Fair Tax Mark, said that the energy industry needed to reform after last year’s controversy surrounding the low rates of corporation …

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Unity Trust challenges big banks to follow its example on tax

Fair Tax Mark pioneer Unity Trust Bank has challenged the UK’s big banks to join the conversation about responsible tax.

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