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FAIR TAX MARK

EDM (Early Day Motion) 1123: tabled on 26 February 2014

Tabled in the 2013-14 session.

This motion has been signed by 51 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

As this motion is using historical data, we may not have the record of the original ordering, in which case signatories are listed alphabetically.

Motion text

That this House notes that the Government is losing much more than £1 in every £10 it seeks to collect from companies to tax evasion and avoidance; further notes that according to a recent Institute for Business Ethics poll, the public is now more concerned about tax avoidance than any other issue of corporate conduct; shares the public opposition to companies that avoid and evade paying the tax they owe; further notes the emergence of boycotts of companies such as Amazon and Starbucks; welcomes, like ICAEW and others, the launch of the Fair Tax Mark and the certification of Midcounties Co-opeative, Unity Trust Bank and others, who have been accredited as seeking to pay the tax that they owe in the right place at the right time; believes that such a mark will usefully provide consumers with the information they need to make ethical purchasing decisions based on the behaviour of corporations, and ultimately lead to additional tax revenue being paid to HM Revenue and Customs; and therefore calls on the Government to endorse the idea of a Fair Tax Mark, to work with its founders to put fair tax at the centre of the corporate social responsibility agenda and to redouble its efforts to clamp down on corporate tax evasion and avoidance.

The first 6 Members who have signed to support the motion are the sponsors. The primary sponsor is generally the person who tabled the motion and has responsibility for it. The date shown is when the Member signed the motion.

In addition to the sponsors, the following Members have signed to support the motion.

Bayley, Hugh
Labour
Signed on 12 March 2014
York Central
Betts, Mr Clive
Labour
Signed on 5 March 2014
Sheffield South East
Blomfield, Paul
Labour
Signed on 4 March 2014
Sheffield Central
Bottomley, Sir Peter
Conservative
Signed on 3 March 2014
Worthing West
Campbell, Mr Gregory
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 5 March 2014
East Londonderry
Campbell, Mr Ronnie
Labour
Signed on 5 March 2014
Blyth Valley
Caton, Martin
Labour
Signed on 5 March 2014
Gower
Clark, Katy
Labour
Signed on 17 March 2014
North Ayrshire and Arran
Cooper, Rosie
Labour
Signed on 6 March 2014
West Lancashire
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 4 March 2014
Islington North
Crausby, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 19 March 2014
Bolton North East
Cunningham, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 5 March 2014
Coventry South
Davidson, Mr Ian
Labour
Signed on 3 March 2014
Glasgow South West
Dobbin, Jim
Labour
Signed on 3 March 2014
Heywood and Middleton
Dodds, Mr Nigel
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 6 March 2014
Belfast North
Doran, Mr Frank
Labour
Signed on 10 March 2014
Aberdeen North
Durkan, Mark
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 27 February 2014
Foyle
Flynn, Paul
Labour
Signed on 4 March 2014
Newport West
Galloway, Mr George
Respect
Signed on 1 April 2014
Bradford West
George, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 27 February 2014
St Ives
Godsiff, Mr Roger
Labour
Signed on 11 March 2014
Birmingham, Hall Green
Hancock, Mr Mike
Independent
Signed on 4 March 2014
Portsmouth South
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 4 March 2014
Luton North
Horwood, Martin
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 5 March 2014
Cheltenham
Kaufman, Sir Gerald
Labour
Signed on 24 March 2014
Manchester, Gorton
Leech, Mr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 4 March 2014
Manchester, Withington
Llwyd, Mr Elfyn
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 27 February 2014
Dwyfor Meirionnydd
Long, Naomi
Alliance
Signed on 5 March 2014
Belfast East
McCrea, Dr William
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 4 March 2014
South Antrim
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 27 February 2014
Hayes and Harlington
McGovern, Jim
Labour
Signed on 28 February 2014
Dundee West
Meale, Sir Alan
Labour
Signed on 4 March 2014
Mansfield
Mearns, Ian
Labour
Signed on 5 March 2014
Gateshead
O'Donnell, Fiona
Labour
Signed on 13 March 2014
East Lothian
Ritchie, Ms Margaret
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 3 March 2014
South Down
Robertson, John
Labour
Signed on 27 March 2014
Glasgow North West
Rotheram, Steve
Labour
Signed on 4 March 2014
Liverpool, Walton
Ruddock, Dame Joan
Labour
Signed on 4 March 2014
Lewisham, Deptford
Sheridan, Jim
Labour
Signed on 6 March 2014
Paisley and Renfrewshire North
Stunell, Sir Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 31 March 2014
Hazel Grove
Swales, Ian
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 18 March 2014
Redcar
Walley, Joan
Labour
Signed on 3 March 2014
Stoke-on-Trent North
Ward, Mr David
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 5 March 2014
Bradford East
Watts, Mr Dave
Labour
Signed on 17 March 2014
St Helens North
Williams, Hywel
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 27 March 2014
Arfon

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.