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A huge step forward for tax transparency

On Monday evening, tax transparency in the UK took a huge step forward. Caroline Flint MP succeeded in getting an amendment into the Finance Bill which allows the Treasury to introduce public country-by-country reporting (CBCR) in the future.

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Damion Viney, Crunchers South London

Q&A with Crunchers South London

Crunchers South London were the first accountancy practice to achieve the Fair Tax Mark. We talk to their director Damion Viney about why they chose to get the Fair Tax Mark. What made you apply for the Fair Tax Mark? As an accountant, I’m highly aware of the importance of taxation. I’d been following the various ethical issues around it …

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Steph Gray, Managing Director, Helpful Technology

Q&A with Helpful Technology

Helpful Technology is a digital development company, working with a wide range of clients across the public sector and private businesses. We talk to Managing Director Steph Gray about why applied for the Fair Tax Mark. Why did you apply for the Fair Tax Mark? I heard of the Fair Tax Mark through one of our suppliers, Bytemark Hosting and thought …

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Welcome the first accountancy practice

We’re thrilled to announce that we have awarded the Mark to Crunchers South London, the very first accountancy practice to gain it. It joins FTSE listed companies such as SSE Plc and Go-Ahead Group in a growing list of companies taking a stand against aggressive tax avoidance.

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Councils are tackling tax avoidance with our help

The Fair Tax Mark works in partnership with Christian Aid to ensure councils are asking important questions about tax avoidance when they select companies with which to work.

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Scotmid Co-operative celebrates its Fair Tax Mark

Scotmid Co-operative gains the Fair Tax Mark

We are proud to announce that Scotmid Co-operative has gained the Fair Tax Mark. Scotmid’s success takes the number of Fair Tax retailers to nearly 4,450, spread across the UK and serving all consumer sectors. They join other retailers including Lush Cosmetics and the Co-operative Group.

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Finance Bill amendment falls by narrowest of margins

This week, the UK came incredibly close to becoming a global leader in tax transparency. Amidst the media maelstrom that covers the UK following the EU Referendum, it’s perhaps unsurprising that there was little coverage of the #ShowMeTheMoney amendment to the Finance Bill that was passing through parliament on Tuesday, 28th June.

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Q&A with The 8th Day

The 8th Day is one of Manchester’s longest running worker co-operatives. Since the 1970s, it’s been providing quality food and goods. Its growing business now includes a well-loved cafe and events programme. Why did you apply for the Fair Tax Mark? We applied for the mark because as a business that makes an effort to trade in a more ethical way, …

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Backing public country-by-country reporting

Today, 8th June, sees the launch of an amendment to the Finance Bill 2016 which seeks to make it include public country-by-country reporting from companies. But why does this reporting matter? And why are our Fair Tax Mark accredited businesses already doing it?

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Celebrating the Co-operative Economy today

Cooperatives are a vital part of the fair tax movement, making up over a quarter of the businesses which have shown leadership by winning the Fair Tax Mark to date. Today, we’re proud to support their success with the launch of their annual Cooperative Economy report.

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