Company Tax Rankings


Last updated: February 2016

 

 

Tax Avoidance Rankings

 

 

These companies all score our worst rating for the likely use of tax avoidance strategies. All have at least two high risk subsidiaries in tax havens.

 

Learn more about our tax ranking system >

 

At Ethical Consumer we have been researching and campaigning on tax avoidance for years, launching both an Amazon boycott and the Fair Tax Mark.

Tax avoidance is now the number one corporate responsibility issue for UK consumers, with 45% of them having reconsidered buying goods and services from companies that avoid paying tax (ipsos mori poll).

 

All the companies included here have been featured in our unique product guides.

 

 

Companies and Brands

 

 

Company: Acer

Major brands: Acer, Packard Bell

Product guides: Laptops, tablets, desktops, mobile phones,

 

 

Company: Aga Rangemaster Group

Major brands: Aga, Rayburn, Rangemasters,

Product guides: cookers

 

 

Company: Amazon

Major brands: Amazon.co.uk, Kindle, ABE Books, The Book Depository

Product guides: booksellers, buying music, dvd retailers, toy retailers, video games, film streaming services, tablets, e:readers

 

 

Company: AOL

Major brands: AOL

Product guides: email providers

 

 

Company: ASUSTeK Computer Inc

Major brands: Asus

Product guides: Laptops, tablets, desktops

 

 

Company: Apple

Major brands: Apple

Product guides: mobile phones, laptops, desktops, tablets

 

 

Company: Associated British Foods

Major brands: Allinson, Silver Spoon, Billingtons, Kingsmill, Burgen, Sunblest, Primark, Ovaltine, Twinings, Jacksons of Piccadilly, Jordans, Dorset Cereals

Product guides: Sugar, highstreet clothing retailers, bread, tea

 


 


Company: Barclays

Major brands: Barclays

Product guides: current accounts, savings accounts

 

 

Company: Boots

Major brands: Boots the Chemist

Product guides: Shampoo, Shower Gel

 

 

 

Company: Bridgepoint Advisers Ltd

Major brands: Zizzi, Pret a Manger, Ask

Product guides: Restaurants, coffee shops

 

 

Company: BT Group

Major brands: BT

Product guides: email provider, broadband


 



Company: Dell

Major brands: Dell

Product guides: laptops, tablets, desktops, monitors

 

 

Company:  De Longhi Industrial SA

Major brands: De'Longhi, Braun

Product guides: cookers, kettle, microwaves

 


 



Company: ebay

Major brands: ebay

Product guides: buying music, video games, book retailers, dvd retailers

 

 

Company: E.on

Major brands: E.on

Product guides: energy suppliers


 

Company: Electronic Arts

Major brands: Electronic Arts

Product guides: Video games

 


Company: Entertainment Magpie Holdings Ltd

Major brands: thatsentertainment.co.uk

Product guides: cd retailers, DVD retailers


 


Company: Estee Lauder

Major brands: Estée Lauder, Clinique

Product guides: perfume

 


 


Company: Fujitsu Ltd

Major brands: Fujitsu

Product guides: Laptop, tablets, monitors

 

 

Company: Game retail Ltd

Major brands: Game

Product guides:  video games

 

 

Company: Gamestop   

Major brands: Gamestop

Product guides: video games

 


Company: Google

Major brands: Nexus, Play, Chrome, Android

Product guides: Mobile phones, email providers, tablets, web browsers

 


 


Company: Hewlett-Packard

Major brands: Hewlett-Packard (HP)

Product guides: Desktop, laptop, tablet, monitors

 

 

Company: High Tech computer Corp

Major brands: HTC

Product guides: Mobile phones

 

 

 

Company: Hutchison Whampoa Ltd 

Major brands: -

Product guides: - 

 


 


Company:  IAC/InterActiveCorp

Major brands: Vimeo

Product guides: streaming services

 

Company:  Ikea

Major brands: Ikea

Product guides: Furniture Shops

 

 

Company:  Inditex

Major brands: Zara, Bershka

Product guides: high street clothes retailers

 


 



Company: Kingfisher

Major brands: B&Q

Product guides: garden centres, peat free compost, seeds

 

 

Company: Kyocera Corporation

Major brands: Kyocera

Product guides: printers, solar panels

 


 


Company: L51N Limited

Major brands: River Island

Product guides: High street clothing

 

 

Company: Lenovo

Major brands: Lenovo, Motorola

Product guides: Desktops, laptops, tablets, mobile phones

 

 

Company: London 58 Limited

Major brands: Wyevale Garden Centres

Product guides: Garden Centres

 

 

Company: Lion Capital

Major brands: Weetabix

Product guides: cereals


 

Company: LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton SA

Major brands: Tag Heuer

Product guides: -

 


 


Company: McDonald's

Major brands: McDonald's

Product guides: Fast food

 

 

Company: Mattel

Major brands: Mattel

Product guides: Toy Retailers, dolls and action figures, cars and trains

 

 

Company: Micro Star International

Major brands: MSI

Product guides: Laptops, desktops

 

 

Company: Monsoon Holdings

Major brands: Monsoon, Accessorize

Product guides: high street fashion retailers

 

Company: Mondelez

Major Brands; Cadburys, Belvita, Philadelphia, Ritz, Orea, Toblerone

Product guides: chocolate bars, biscuits

 


 

Company: Netflix

Major brands: Netflix

Product guides: Movie streaming

 

 

Company: Nike

Major brands: Nike, Converse, Hurley, Umbro

Product guides: sportswear, trainers

 

 

Company: Nokia

Major brands: Nokia

Product guides: mobile phones

 


 


Company: Philips

Major brands: Philips

Product guides: DVD playerskettles

 

 


 


Company: Rakuten

Major brands: Play.com

Product guides: buying music, DVD retailers, video game retailers

 

 

Company: Rovy

Major brands: eMusic

Product guides: buying music

 


 


Company: Samsung

Major brands: Samsung

Product guides: laptops, tablets, desktops, mobile phones

 


Company: Scotts

Major brands: Levington, Miracle Grow

Product guides: Peat free compost

 

 

Company: Sony

Major brands: Sony

Product guides: cameras, dvd players, e:readers, laptops, tablets

 


Company: Spectrum Major brands

Major brands: Russell Hobbs, Remington

Product guides: Kettles, cookers, coffee makersshavers

 

 

Company: Spotify

Major brands: Spotify

Product guides: music

 

 

Company: Starbucks

Major brands: Starbucks

Product guides: Coffee Shops



Company: Steinway Musical Instruments

Major brands: ArkivMusic.co.uk

Product guides: buying music

 

 

Company: Sun Capital Partners

Major brands: SCS

Product guides: Furniture retailers

 


 


Company: Toshiba

Major brands: Toshiba

Product guides: Mobile phones, MP3 players, LED light bulbs, TVs

 

 

Company: Triumph International Spiesshofer & Braun Kommanditgesellschaft

Major brands: Triumph

Product guides: underwear

 


 


Company: Unilever

Major brands: Bertoli, Flora, Tresemme, Walls, Ben and Jerry's

Product guides: Margarine, shampoo

 


 

 

Company: Vodafone

Major brands: Vodafone

Product guides: mobile phone networks

 

 


 


 

Company: Walmart

Major brands: ASDA

Product guides: Supermarkets

 

 

Company: Walt Disney

Major brands: Disney

Product guides: Toy retailers

 


 



Company: Yum Major brands

Major brands: Pizza Hut

Product guides: Restaurant chains

 

 

 

Further Reading

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What is a Tax Haven?

Richard Murphy reveals the 'secrecy world' of offshore activites and how these companies are able to get away with such dubious practices.

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