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Tax Avoidance Rankings

These companies all score our worst rating for the likely use of tax avoidance strategies.

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

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. This is just a selection of the companies who score 'worst' for tax avoidance - there are many more not in this list including Caffe Nero which hasn't got a Twitter account, but has not paid corporation tax in the UK since 2007!

Tweet them to let them know you're unhappy with their tax avoidance ranking.


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


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


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


HP Inc

Major brands:HP

Product guides: Desktop computers, laptops, tablets,


HTC Corporation

Major brands: HTC

Product guides: Mobile phones




Major brands: Ikea




Major brands: B&Q




Major brands: Lenovo, Motorola

Product guides: Desktops, laptops, tablets, mobile phones


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



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

Product guides: chocolate, biscuits




Major Brands: Aero, After Eight, Nescafé, Lily's Kitchen, Perrier, Rachel's, Smarties, Quality Street, (and many more!)

Product guides: many including chocolate, coffee, cat food, dog food, deodorants, soft drinks,




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: Sony

Product guides: cameras, laptops, tablets



Major brands: Starbucks

Product guides: Coffee Shops



Major brands: Bertoli, Flora, Tresemme, Walls, Ben and Jerry's, Lipton, PG Tips, Impulse, Sure, Dove, Persil, Radox, Domestos, Vegetarian Butcher

Product guides: many, including margarine, shampoo, deodorant, soap, tea, herbal teas, toilet cleaners, meat-free sausages and burgers



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