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Fair Tax Councils takes off big time

In just one month, four councils representing major cities and towns across the UK from Scotland to the South of England have signed up to our Councils for Fair Tax Declaration. South Lanarkshire, Preston, Reading and Southwark are the latest to stand up for responsible tax conduct, with 24 local authorities now on board. Public demand It comes on the …

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‘Corporate tax avoidance’ tops UK public’s list of concerns for 10th consecutive year, with disquiet at record high

‘Corporate tax avoidance’ tops list of concerns, with disquiet at record high ‘Corporate tax avoidance’ has topped the UK public’s list of concerns for an astounding tenth consecutive year. Moreover, the level of disquiet is at a record high, with 47% citing it among their top three ethical concerns when questioned in May 2022 as part of the Institute for …

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Five highlights from a fantastic Fair Tax Week 2022

Graham Drummond Head of Communications Email Graham   And just like that, Fair Tax Week 2022 is over. We were thrilled to see so many UK businesses, organisations and councils join us in celebrating it. Together, you helped shine a light on the importance of responsible tax conduct and recognising those engaging in it. It was a busy, exciting week, …

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Councillor Fagan holding Councils for Fair Tax foam board standing outside

South Lanarkshire is second Scottish council standing up for responsible tax conduct

South Lanarkshire Council joins a growing movement of towns, cities and districts standing up for responsible tax conduct. Council leaders have agreed to approve the Councils for Fair Tax Declaration, making South Lanarkshire the 21st local council in the UK and second in Scotland to stand up for responsible tax conduct. The announcement comes during Fair Tax Week, the UK-wide …

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“We’re proud to retain the Fair Tax Mark” – Susan Davy, CEO, Pennon Group

This is a guest blog post from Susan Davy, CEO of Pennon Group. Pennon Group is a sponsor of Fair Tax Week 2022. Transparency and societal contribution are key to operating as a responsible business. As a top FTSE 250 UK-focussed company, we take this responsibility seriously and a big part of this is ensuring we pay the right amount …

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UK public strongly supports responsible tax conduct in latest Fair Tax Week polling data (but there’s a little twist)

Graham Drummond Head of Communications Email Graham   This week sees us excitedly kicking off Fair Tax Week 2022 in the UK, sponsored by Pennon Group and Leeds Building Society. So many businesses are already aware of the vital contribution their corporation tax makes to the public services we all rely on, and will be stepping forward to say what …

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Amazon’s tax gap grows to more than $6 billion as progressive investors push for transparency at their AGM

Amazon’s AGM takes place this Wednesday (25th May), and a tax transparency resolution has been tabled by progressive investors, including Fair Tax Mark accredited PIRC, that requests Amazon publish a breakdown of the income, profit and taxes paid (or not) around the world. We analysed Amazon’s numbers in 2019 and they weren’t good… The Fair Tax Foundation has previously provided …

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Meter Manager Ltd gains Fair Tax Mark

Meter Manager Ltd has today secured it’s first Fair Tax Mark accreditation, the gold standard of responsible tax conduct. Through its MeterOnline system, Meter Manager Ltd allows domestic and commercial customers to remotely read their smart meters, as well as providing alerts and automatic reports – whether they have one meter or several thousand. Allowing clients such as councils, housing …

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Fair Tax Week 2022 dates and sponsors announced

Fair Tax Week 2022 will run from 11th – 19th June, incorporating Tax Justice Sunday on 12th June. Fair Tax Week 2022 will be sponsored by Pennon Group and Leeds Building Society. Fair Tax Week is a UK-wide recognition of the companies and organisations that are proud to promote responsible tax conduct. Championing a level playing field for businesses, the Week will highlight …

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Royal Yachting Association secures Fair Tax Mark for the first time

The Royal Yachting Association (RYA) has today secured its first Fair Tax Mark accreditation, the gold standard of responsible tax conduct. The RYA is the UK’s governing body for dinghy, yacht and motor cruising, all forms of sail racing, RIBs (rigid inflatable boats) and sports boats, windsurfing and personal watercraft, and a leading representative for inland waterways cruising. They represent …

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