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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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Caroline Lucas MP leads debate on the Fair Tax Mark

On Tuesday 18th of March, Caroline Lucas MP led a debate in the Commons on the topic of the Fair Tax Mark, reports Joanna Long. Ms Lucas, the Green MP for Brighton Pavilion, read a prepared statement on the Fair Tax Mark and wider issues of corporate tax avoidance. She then had the opportunity to put a range of questions …

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David Gauke, Treasury Minister, welcomes Fair Tax Mark

David Gauke welcomes the Fair Tax Mark as a valuable contribution to the debate about tax transparency Treasury Minister David Gauke yesterday said the government approved of the principles behind the Fair Tax Mark and suggested it could be a ‘valuable contribution to the debate’ about corporate tax avoidance and greater transparency. The Minister’s remarks came during an adjournment debate …

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MPs debate Fair Tax Mark

Image: Catherine Bebbington/Parliamentary Copyright Commons to debate Fair Tax Mark Less than a month old and the Fair Tax Mark is already attracting a good deal of attention in parliament. A debate on the Fair Tax Mark is being held in the Westminster Hall at 11am this morning. Proposed by Caroline Lucas MP, the half-hour adjournment debate will see MPs …

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We don’t judge; we build bridges

The Fair Tax Mark’s Meesha Nehru on what the Fair Tax Mark is really about What we do is build trust between businesses and consumers through improved communication and accountability. Our role is to help companies provide enough information to explain their tax arrangements clearly so that anyone can understand them and make informed decisions based on what they’ve read. …

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Small start, big impact

There are a number of parallels between the Fair Tax Mark and Fairtrade writes Tim Hunt. Since the launch of the Fair Tax Mark much has been made of our similarities with the Fairtrade Foundation. Our growth from a wider grassroots movement and our commitment to drive positive social change through consumer choice to name but two. And you don’t …

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MPs rally behind Fair Tax Mark

Parliamentary copyright images are reproduced with the permission of Parliament Early Day Motion starts to gather support The Fair Tax Mark is now the subject of an early day motion in the UK parliament. The motion “calls on the Government to endorse the idea of a Fair Tax Mark, to work with its founders to put fair tax at the …

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Fair Tax Mark in the news

The Fair Tax Mark has got a lot of media attention over the last week. Here is a run down of the highlights. Fair Tax Mark launched with a bang last Thursday (Feb 20 2014) with a full page piece in the Guardian. The article reported on a roundtable discussion on tax avoidance and the Fair Tax Mark with tax …

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5 reasons to support the Fair Tax Mark

Image courtesy of LiveSurface Context 1) Cutting the tax gap Around £12 billion is being lost in tax revenue every year. At a time of severe cuts in public services we need this money. If this revenue were collected it would fund the training of almost half a million midwives and pay the salaries of half a million teachers for …

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Experts voice positive reaction to the Fair Tax Mark

Some of the UK’s leading voices on tax agree that the Fair Tax Mark is a step in the right direction. That was the general consensus at a recent round table discussion organised by one of our pioneer companies Midcounties Co-operative. The forum, run in association with the Guardian and published today, was attended by some of the country’s leading …

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