The Fair Tax Foundation is pleased to announce that Fair Tax Week 2021 will run from 5th – 13th June, incorporating Tax Justice Sunday on 6th June.

The week is a UK-wide recognition of the companies and organisations that are proud to promote responsible tax conduct and pay their fair share of corporation tax. Using #CelebratingFair, the week will highlight digital events and provide a platform to explore the positive contribution corporation tax makes to society.

The Fair Tax Foundation will run a series of webinars on different topics related to tax throughout the week. To find out more and sign up for the webinars:

June 7, 2021 01:00: PM Why Fair Tax should be a key part of your business strategy.

Through highlighting the polling results of UK public attitudes towards a range of tax issues, this webinar will show how vital it is to place Fair Tax at the heart of your business.

The event will be chaired by Graham Drummond, Head of Communications at the Fair Tax Foundation.

Speakers:

  • Susan Davy, CEO of Pennon Group plc
  • Chris Harrop OBE, Director of Sustainability and Marketing at Marshalls plc
  • Mary Patel, Networks Manager at Fair Tax Foundation

The panel discussion will be followed by an audience Q&A.

Register here.

June 8, 2021 01:00 PM: Why corporation tax matters

Tax matters. It helps to fund vital public goods and services from education, health and social care, to flood defence, roads, policing and defence.

This lunchtime webinar will explore the importance of corporation tax and the contributions it makes to the services we all rely on.

The event will be chaired by Sue Richardson, Chair of Church Action for Tax Justice.

Speakers:

  • Nicholas Shaxson, journalist, author and co-founder of the Balanced Economy Project
  • Dr Mary-Ann Stephenson, Director of Women’s Budget Group and former freelance consultant specialising in women’s equality and human rights
  • Richard Murphy, UK chartered accountant and political economist, a founder of the Tax Justice Network, Tax Research UK and the Green New Deal

The panel discussion will be followed by an audience Q&A.

Register here.

June 9, 2021 01:00 PM Local areas standing up for fair tax.

Tax matters. It helps to fund vital public services from education to health and social care.

With an estimated £7bn of UK corporation tax receipts still going astray as a result of profit shifting alone, this lunchtime webinar will explore the importance of local areas backing fair tax practices, and how local councils and residents can take action now by supporting the Councils for Fair Tax Declaration.

The event will be chaired by Rachel Bentley, Associate Director of CLES, the national organisation for local economies.

Speakers:

  • Cllr Tristan Chatfield, Cabinet Member for Finance and Resources, Birmingham City Council, on why local councils should support fair tax practices.
  • Steve Parks, CEO of Fair Tax Mark accredited challenger consultancy Convivio, on the importance of business and the public sector pursuing voluntary good tax conduct.
  • Mary Patel, Networks Manager at Fair Tax Foundation, on how local places can back the Councils for Fair Tax Declaration.

The panel discussion will be followed by an audience Q&A.

Register here.

Jun 10, 2021 01:00 PM: Climate and tax justice: time to act?

We need transformative action to deal with the urgent climate and other environmental crises we face.

So how can taxes help to reduce carbon emissions and environmentally destructive activities, and raise funds to support climate action? How can we do this in a way that is fair, popular and effective? And what else needs to happen?

Join Tax Justice UK and Green Alliance and our panel of distinguished speakers for a discussion on climate and tax justice. The panel discussion will be followed by an audience Q&A.

The event will be chaired by Caroline Lucas MP.

The panellists are

• Gemma McGough, Entrepreneur and founding member of Patriotic Millionaires UK
• Mark Luntley, Director of Energy4All
• Roz Bulleid, Deputy Policy Director at Green Alliance
• Robert Palmer, Executive Director of Tax Justice UK

Register here.