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.

 

Acer

Major brands: Acer, Packard Bell

Product guides: Laptops, tablets, desktops, mobile phones

 

Aga Rangemaster Group

Major brands: Aga, Rayburn, Rangemasters

Product guides: cookers

 

Amazon

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

Product guides: booksellers, tablets

 

AOL

Major brands: AOL

Product guides: email providers

 

ASUSTeK Computer Inc

Major brands: Asus

Product guides: Laptops, tablets, desktops

 

Apple

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

 


 

Barclays

Major brands: Barclays

Product guides: current accounts, savings accounts

 

Boots

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

 


Dell

Major brands: Dell

Product guides: laptops, tablets, desktops,

 

De Longhi Industrial SA

Major brands: De'Longhi, Braun

Product guides: cookers, kettles, microwaves

 


eBay

Major brands: eBay

Product guides: book retailers

 

E.on

Major brands: E.on

Product guides: energy suppliers

 

Estee Lauder

Major brands: Estée Lauder, Clinique

Product guides: perfume

 


Fujitsu

Major brands: Fujitsu

Product guides: Laptops, tablets,

 


Google

Major brands: Nexus, Play, Chrome, Android

Product guides: Mobile phonesemail providerstablets

 


Hewlett-Packard

Major brands: Hewlett-Packard (HP)

Product guides: Desktop computers, laptops, tablets,


 

High Tech computer Corp

Major brands: HTC

Product guides: Mobile phones

 


 

IAC/InterActiveCorp

Major brands: Vimeo

Product guidesstreaming services

 

Ikea

Major brands: Ikea

 


 

Kingfisher

Major brands: B&Q

Product guidesgarden centres, peat free compostseeds

 


 

L51N Limited

Major brands: River Island

Product guides: High street clothing

 

Lenovo

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

 


 

McDonald's

Major brands: McDonald's

Product guides: Fast food chains

 

Monsoon Holdings

Major brands: Monsoon, Accessorize

Product guides: high street fashion retailers

 

Mondelez

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

Product guides: chocolate, biscuits

 


 

Netflix

Major brands: Netflix

Product guides: Movie streaming

 

Nike

Major brands: Nike, Converse, Hurley, Umbro

Product guides: sportswear, trainers

 


Samsung

Major brands: Samsung

Product guides: laptops, tablets, desktops, mobile phones

 

Scotts

Major brands: Levington, Miracle Grow

Product guides: Peat free compost

 

Sony

Major brands: Sony

Product guides: cameras, laptops, tablets

 

Spectrum Major brands

Major brands: Russell Hobbs, Remington

Product guides: Kettles, cookers, shavers

 

Starbucks

Major brands: Starbucks

Product guides: Coffee Shops

 


 

Toshiba

Major brands: Toshiba

Product guides: Mobile phones, light bulbs, TVs

 

Triumph International Spiesshofer & Braun Kommanditgesellschaft

Major brands: Triumph

Product guides: underwear

 


 

Unilever

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

Product guides: Margarine, shampoo

 


 

Vodafone

Major brands: Vodafone

Product guides: mobile phone networks

 


 

Walmart

Major brands: ASDA

Product guidesSupermarkets

 

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