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Fair Tax Statement
We are proud to pay our fair share of tax and be Fair Tax certified
Equality and sustainability are at the heart of what we do, and having a fair and transparent approach to tax is key to being a responsible business. The Fair Tax Mark allows us to demonstrate that we have been independently assessed and found to have an exemplar approach to tax.
Too often tax is presented as a burden for businesses, but we pay the tax we owe. We think it’s right that we contribute to the public services we rely on to operate, like road and rail infrastructure, but also the institutions we depend on as members of the community, from the NHS to our schools, libraries and the police.
We have a tax policy that commits to shun tax avoidance and to avoid the use of artificial tax havens. We publish our full accounts and are committed to enhancing our tax reporting in the future. Our current tax charge is very much in line with the expected rate, averaging at 21% over the last four years.
The Fair Tax Mark certification scheme was launched in February 2014 and seeks to encourage and recognise organisations that pay the right amount of Corporation Tax at the right time and in the right place. They operate as a not-for-profit social enterprise and believe that companies paying tax responsibly should be celebrated.
For more information visit Fair Tax Mark