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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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It’s all happening on Fair Tax: our latest news round up

We hit our milestone of 20 Fair Tax Mark accredited businesses!
We were thrilled to welcome Revolver World to the scheme earlier this month. This means you can now buy your coffee from a Fair Tax Mark business.

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Time for openness: our comment on the Anti-Corruption Summit

Tomorrow, 12th May, the UK will host a timely Anti-Corruption Summit that will seek to nudge the world toward much needed improvements in corporate transparency. The Summit provides a fantastic opportunity for world leaders to mandate much needed openness on who the beneficial owners of companies are, especially in tax havens.

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Revolver World becomes 20th Fair Tax Mark accredited business

Revolver World, the cooperative coffee retailer and manufacturer, announces today that it has been awarded the Fair Tax Mark. It is the first food manufacturing retailer to win the Mark, which was launched in February 2014.

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Co-operative Party elects to gain a Fair Tax Mark.

The Co-operative Party has received a clean bill of health in its tax affairs, becoming the first political party in the UK to be awarded the Fair Tax Mark. The Party follows in the pioneering footsteps of many of the leading retail co-operatives who have already been awarded the Mark by meeting the highest standard in open and transparent tax reporting.

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Q&A with Ecology Building Society

We talk to the first building society to gain the fair tax mark, Ecology Building Society, about why they chose to get the Fair Tax Mark Why did you apply for the Fair Tax Mark? While tax remains a controversial area for many, Ecology Building Society are proud to be the first building society awarded the Fair Tax Mark, which …

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Ecology Building Society gains Fair Tax Mark

Ethical savings provider, Ecology Building Society has today become the latest business to gain the Fair Tax Mark, meaning it is the first building society to meet the benchmark for responsible tax behaviour.

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