Brett Nicholls Associates has today secured its first Fair Tax Mark accreditation, the gold standard of responsible tax conduct.
Brett Nicholls Associates is a family-owned and managed accountancy firm based in Glasgow. It provides traditional accounting support services, as well as financial and non-financial analysis, advice and reporting.
The Fair Tax Mark is an independent accreditation, 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.
David Nicholls, Partner, Brett Nicholls Associates said:
“We’re proud to be accredited in this way and hope that more accountants will join us in encouraging all businesses – particularly the largest and wealthiest – to work toward greater tax transparency and conduct.”
Jaime Boswell, Head of Accreditations, Fair Tax Foundation, said:
“We are delighted to welcome Brett Nicholls Associates to the growing number of Fair Tax Mark accredited organisations. The accountancy practice has a dedicated tax policy page on its website that not only shuns artificial and aggressive tax avoidance itself, but also applies this policy to the advice given to its clients. As an ex-accountant myself, it’s great to see an accountancy firm like Brett Nicholls Associates understand the importance of good tax conduct and what this means for its clients.”
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