Lamplight has today secured its first Fair Tax Mark certification, and joins the growing movement of responsible businesses who are proud to ‘say what they pay with pride’.
Used by more than 600 charities, Lamplight is an online database system that allows organisations to effectively record work, measure impact and report to trustees and funders. A modular system, Lamplight can be customised and scaled to the needs of each charity utilising it.
The Fair Tax Mark is an independent certification, which recognises organisations that demonstrate they are paying the right amount of corporation tax in the right place, at the right time. Businesses carrying the Fair Tax Mark include national brands such as Timpson, Lush, and Richer Sounds, FTSE listed companies including SSE and Marshalls Plc., as well as co-operatives, family businesses and social enterprises.
Matt Parker, Director at Lamplight, said: “We’re really pleased to have achieved the Fair Tax Mark. We’ve always tried to run Lamplight in a way that’s good for the charities that rely on us, our team, and for wider society. The Fair Tax Mark helps us continue to make good intentions become concrete actions.”
Graham Drummond, Fair Tax Foundation, said: “We are delighted to announce that Lamplight has managed to achieve the Fair Tax Mark, and is demonstrating a firm commitment to responsible tax conduct. Their Fair Tax Mark sits alongside their existing ethical commitments, such as being a Living Wage Employer, Mindful Employer and offsetting their carbon emissions. The organisations using Lamplight to help carry out their great work can also take great pride in knowing they’re using a company doing the right thing on tax.”
Polling* commissioned by the Fair Tax Foundation from ICM has recently found that two thirds of the public would rather shop with (66%) or work for (68%) a business that can prove it is paying its fair share of tax. Over three quarters (77%) of the public believe that all companies, whatever their size, should have to publicly disclose the taxes they do or don’t pay in the UK.
* 2021 ICM Omnibus: a nationally representative omnibus survey of c.2,000 adults across GB between 15th and 17th May 2021.