We are proud to work with businesses and local councils across the UK to help them commit to responsible tax practice and demonstrate this to others. Thanks to generous funding from Trust for London, we’re pleased to be working closely with businesses and public institutions in Greater London as part of an exciting new opportunity to raise standards of tax conduct.
Why tax should be a priority in London?
According to Trust for London’s ‘Poverty Profile’ 28% of people live in poverty in London, compared to 22% in the UK.
One of the ways tax can alleviate poverty and inequality is by supporting vital public services and infrastructure. We aim to capitalise on our networks in Greater London to build awareness of the positive role that tax plays in our economy and society.
If your organisation wants to get involved with supporting the positive role that tax plays in our economy and society, we’d love to hear from you.
Fair Tax in London
The Fair Tax Mark accreditation is already proudly held by a range of organisations headquartered in London, from multinationals like Mace to social enterprises like Clean for Good and small businesses like Wolf&Player, and we’re currently working towards the accreditation with a number of new London-based businesses.
Councils for Fair Tax
By signing up to the Councils for Fair Tax Declaration, councils can demonstrate alignment to their values and pioneer the promotion of responsible tax conduct. See our supporting councils page to find out which councils across the UK have signed up. The Royal Borough of Greenwich was the first London borough to pass the Declaration in 2019. They were followed by Lambeth Council in 2021.
Churches for Fair Tax in London
Our friends at ECCR’s Church Action for Tax Justice programme are building on their great relationships with churches across Greater London by running engagement activities. Showing how faith and fair tax are connected, they’re encouraging both individuals and churches to support good tax conduct.
- We held a webinar as part of Social Enterprise UK’s member-led webinar series on Thursday, 24th March about the ‘Benefits of Fair Tax Mark accreditation & how it contributes to social and economic good’. Watch the webinar recording and read our accompanying blog post.
- Fair Tax Week 2022 will take place between 11th and 19th June, with an opening conference in London on 9th June. There will be sessions throughout Fair Tax Week focusing on our work in Greater London. These will take place online and we will be posting more information about them on the Fair Tax Week 2022 page soon.
- ‘Andy Wilson: Candidates should make fair tax practices a key election issue‘ – written by outgoing Lambeth councillor Andy Wilson for the Local Government Chronicle
- ‘Benefits of Fair Tax Mark accreditation & how it contributes to social and economic good’ – written by Mary Patel for Social Enterprise UK