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Company FairTax emblem

Similar to the 'FairTrade' emblem, companies that pay their fair due in tax for doing business in the UK would be awarded the emblem. Many smaller UK companies would get this by default when they don't do any (or a very small percentage) of overseas business.

The goal is to stop global multi national corporations doing business in the UK and then funnelling their business through foreign subsidary companies therefore paying minimal tax in the UK. Examples include Apple, Amazon etc. The Amazon example is of only paying £124 million in tax on £7 billion of revenue from the UK.

If you want to do business in the UK you must support the UK too.

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      • Renato RodriguesRenato Rodrigues commented  · 

        It is a good idea but I think it needs a bit of expert advice. What would be the definition of FairTax? Would this even be legal for HMRC to do? Tax Justice Network and others are the experts on this. Maybe this could even be something to be implemented by an independent charity

        My campaign is about the core of the Tax evasion cancer. I welcome your comments

        http://38degrees.uservoice.com/forums/78585-campaign-suggestions/suggestions/3009596-cut-tax-evasion-reclaim-the-city-of-london

      • Mike SauntMike Saunt commented  · 

        Like it - perhaps if multi-national then need have the Fairtax stamp of approval...

      • AnonymousAnonymous commented  · 

        How about 'companies that use tax havens cannot apply for government contracts'?

      • Mike SauntMike Saunt commented  · 

        Minimal as I'd hope companies would want the badge and they could let the HMRC know who would then determine whether worth investigating...

      • gingerbbm#gingerbbm# commented  · 

        Sounds good - but what will it cost to implement?

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