Just one week after the launch of the Fair Tax Mark’s shopper-friendly map, the award-winning high street retailer, Richer Sounds, has joined the growing Fair Tax Mark movement.
The high street audio-visual retailer, previously a winner of the prestigious Which? Retailer of the Year Award and also the Royal Warrant Holder, has 53 high street stores, all of which are now on the Fair Tax Mark’s national shopper map. The map helps shoppers to support businesses which are proud to contribute their fair share of tax to the public purse.
Richer Sounds joins a growing list of household names that proudly display the Fair Tax Mark, including Lush Cosmetics, The Co-operative Group and FTSE 100 SSE plc.
Julie Abraham, Senior Director, Richer Sounds, said: “We’re really pleased that through the Fair Tax Mark, there’s a way to show our customers that we believe in contributing a full and fair amount of tax. Our communities (including customers and colleagues) benefit hugely from all the services that the UK tax system pays for, and Richer Sounds is proud to do its fair share.
“Honesty and transparency, when it comes to declaring how much tax we pay and paying the amount we owe, is key to being an ethical retailer.”
Richer Sounds operates 53 stores nationwide as well as a successful online retail arm. In becoming a Fair Tax Mark business, they boost the number of Fair Tax shopping opportunities for consumers to nearly 1,500 locations across the UK, including supermarkets, banking, phone and broadband provision, coffee, travel services and pharmacies.
Shoppers can find these businesses at www.fairtaxmap.com which enables them to opt for companies paying their fair share.
Emily Kenway, director of the Fair Tax Mark, said, “We are delighted to welcome Richer Sounds to the Fair Tax Mark, the UK’s accreditation scheme for businesses paying their fair share of corporation tax and reporting on their practices transparently. Today’s announcement means Richer Sounds are giving their customers a certified promise that their tax practices are above board.
“Recent scandals where companies have been exposed as tax avoiders have resulted in boycotts and outrage. The Fair Tax Mark is a positive way for consumers to easily identify responsible businesses; companies that pay what they should, not what they can get away with.”