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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.

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. All the companies included here have been featured in our unique product guides. Tweet them to let them know you're unhappy with their tax avoidance ranking.

Those that receive our best rating do not have more than one subsidiary registered in tax havens. Those with a middle have two or more normal risk (i.e. trading) subsidiaries in tax havens. And those that received a worst (those listed on this page) have two or more high-risk subsidiaries registered in tax havens.



Major brands: Acer, Packard Bell

Product guides: Laptops, tablets, desktops, mobile phones


Aga Rangemaster Group

Major brands: Aga, Rayburn, Rangemasters

Product guides: cookers



Major brands:, Kindle, ABE Books, The Book Depository

Product guides: booksellers, tablets



Major brands: AOL

Product guides: email providers


ASUSTeK Computer Inc

Major brands: Asus

Product guides: Laptops, tablets, desktops



Major brands: Apple

Product guides: mobile phoneslaptops, desktops, tablets


Associated British Foods

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

Product guides: high street clothing retailers, bread, tea




Major brands: Barclays

Product guides: current accounts, savings accounts



Major brands: Boots the Chemist

Product guides: Shampoo, Shower Gel


Bridgepoint Advisers Ltd

Major brands: Zizzi, Pret a Manger, Ask

Product guides: Restaurantscoffee shops


BT Group

Major brands: BT

Product guides: email provider, broadband



Major brands: Dell

Product guides: laptops, tablets, desktops,


De Longhi Industrial SA

Major brands: De'Longhi, Braun

Product guides: cookers, kettles, microwaves



Major brands: eBay

Product guides: book retailers



Major brands: E.on

Product guides: energy suppliers


Estee Lauder

Major brands: Estée Lauder, Clinique

Product guides: perfume



Major brands: Fujitsu

Product guides: Laptops, tablets,



Major brands: Nexus, Play, Chrome, Android

Product guides: Mobile phonesemail providerstablets



Major brands: Hewlett-Packard (HP)

Product guides: Desktop computers, laptops, tablets,


High Tech computer Corp

Major brands: HTC

Product guides: Mobile phones




Major brands: Vimeo

Product guidesstreaming services



Major brands: Ikea




Major brands: B&Q



L51N Limited

Major brands: River Island

Product guides: High street clothing



Major brands: Lenovo, Motorola

Product guides: Desktops, laptops, tablets, mobile phones


Lion Capital

Major brands: Weetabix

Product guides: cereals


LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton SA

Major brands: Tag Heuer, Loius Vuitton

Product guides: Luxury Clothing




Major brands: McDonald's

Product guides: Fast food chains


Monsoon Holdings

Major brands: Monsoon, Accessorize

Product guides: high street fashion retailers



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

Product guides: chocolate, biscuits




Major brands: Netflix

Product guides: Movie streaming



Major brands: Nike, Converse, Hurley, Umbro

Product guides: sportswear, trainers



Major brands: Samsung

Product guides: laptops, tablets, desktops, mobile phones



Major brands: Levington, Miracle Grow



Major brands: Sony

Product guides: cameras, laptops, tablets


Spectrum Major brands

Major brands: Russell Hobbs, Remington

Product guides: Kettles, cookers, shavers



Major brands: Starbucks

Product guides: Coffee Shops




Major brands: Toshiba

Product guides: Mobile phones, light bulbs, TVs


Triumph International Spiesshofer & Braun Kommanditgesellschaft

Major brands: Triumph

Product guides: underwear




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

Product guides: Margarine, shampoo




Major brands: Vodafone

Product guides: mobile phone networks




Major brands: ASDA

Product guidesSupermarkets


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