Fair Tax Week 2022: A message from the Fair Tax Foundation

Fair Tax Week 2022 runs in the UK from 11-19th June and is a UK-wide recognition of the companies and organisations that are proud to promote responsible tax conduct and pay their fair share of tax. Using #CelebratingFair, the week will highlight digital events and explore the positive contribution tax makes to society. But why, and how, should Liberal Democrat councillors be part of it?

Mary Patel from the Fair Tax Foundation has put together 5 great reasons to get involved in your local area:

1. It’s a brilliant opportunity for councils and residents

More and more councils across the UK are standing up for responsible tax conduct. On 9th June we’ll be launching a new campaign that will give individuals a simple way to encourage their local council to support the Councils for Fair Tax Declaration and push for a fairer economy for all, so keep an eye on our Twitter and Facebook accounts. If your city, town or district has already signed up, Fair Tax Week is a chance to share your local pride.

2. The public wants to see councils consider tax conduct

Significantly, polling has found that two-thirds (66%) of the public agree that the government and local councils should at least consider a company’s ethics and how they pay their taxes as well as value for money and quality of service, when undertaking procurement.

3. You can find out more at the Councils for Fair Tax online event
Join Cllr Sam Al-Hamdani from Oldham Council, Antonia Jennings from CLES and other tax justice supporters at the Councils for Fair Tax online event to explore why your local area should stand up for fair tax. Register for this short lunchtime Zoom event taking place on Thursday 16th June from 1-2pm.

4. It’s so easy to be part of Fair Tax Week

Fair Tax Week is for everyone to use as a platform for celebration and discussion, which is why we’ve created a free digital pack for councils. With ideas on what you can do, social media-friendly graphics and Fair Tax Week logos, it’s got everything you need to begin #CelebratingFair. Email Mary for your free pack.

5. Big changes to the UK tax system will progress this summer

Fair Tax Week 2022 arrives at an opportune moment as the UK stands on the cusp of possibly advancing everything from a requirement for large multinationals to pay a global minimum tax, through to radical reform of the information all businesses will henceforth have to disclose at Companies House. Fair Tax Week provides a platform for discussion around developments in the UK that contribute to tax transparency and a fairer economy.

We can help you make the most of Fair Tax Week

If you’d like to find out more, we’d love to hear from you. Email me on mary@fairtaxmark.net or give me a call on 0161 513 8129.

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