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 (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,

Tweet to @Acer

 


Company: Aga Rangemaster Group

Major brands: Aga, Rayburn, Rangemasters,

Product guides: cookers

Tweet to @AGA_Official

 

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

Tweet to @amazon

 

Company: AOL

Major brands: AOL

Product guides: email providers

Tweet to @AOL

 

Company: ASUSTeK Computer Inc

Major brands: Asus

Product guides: Laptops, tablets, desktops

Tweet to @ASUS

 

Company: Apple

Major brands: Apple

Product guides: mobile phones, laptops, desktops, tablets

Tweet to @AppleMusic

 

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

Tweet to @Primark

 

Company: Barclays

Major brands: Barclays

Product guides: current accounts, savings accounts

Tweet to @Barclays

 

Company: Boots

Major brands: Boots the Chemist

Product guides: Shampoo, Shower Gel

Tweet to @BootsUK

 

Company: Bridgepoint Advisers Ltd

Major brands: Zizzi, Pret a Manger, Ask

Product guides: Restaurants, coffee shops

Tweet to @Pret

 

Company: BT Group

Major brands: BT

Product guides: email provider, broadband

Tweet to @BTCare

Company: Dell

Major brands: Dell

Product guides: laptops, tablets, desktops, monitors

Tweet to @Dell

 

Company:  De Longhi Industrial SA

Major brands: De'Longhi, Braun

Product guides: cookers, kettle, microwaves

Tweet to @Braun

Company: ebay

Major brands: ebay

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

Tweet to @eBay

 

Company: E.on

Major brands: E.on

Product guides: energy suppliers

Tweet to @eonenergyuk

 

Company: Electronic Arts

Major brands: Electronic Arts

Product guides: Video games

Tweet to @EA

 

Company: Estee Lauder

Major brands: Estée Lauder, Clinique

Product guides: perfume

Tweet to @EsteeLauder

 

 

Company: Fujitsu Ltd

Major brands: Fujitsu

Product guides: Laptop, tablets, monitors

Tweet to @Fujitsu_Global

 

 

Company: Game retail Ltd

Major brands: Game

Product guides:  video games

Tweet to @GAMEdigital

 

 

Company: Google

Major brands: Nexus, Play, Chrome, Android

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

Tweet to @google

 

 

Company: Hewlett-Packard

Major brands: Hewlett-Packard (HP)

Product guides: Desktop, laptop, tablet, monitors

Tweet to @HP

 

 

Company: High Tech computer Corp

Major brands: HTC

Product guides: Mobile phones

Tweet to @htc  

 

 

 

Company:  IAC/InterActiveCorp

Major brands: Vimeo

Product guides: streaming services

Tweet to @Vimeo

 

Company:  Ikea

Major brands: Ikea

Product guides: Furniture Shops

Tweet to @ikea

 

 

 

Company: Kingfisher

Major brands: B&Q

Product guides: garden centres, peat free compost, seeds

Tweet to @BandQ

 

 

Company: Kyocera Corporation

Major brands: Kyocera

Product guides: printers, solar panels

Tweet to @KyoceraMobile

 

 

Company: L51N Limited

Major brands: River Island

Product guides: High street clothing

Tweet to @riverisland

 

 

Company: Lenovo

Major brands: Lenovo, Motorola

Product guides: Desktops, laptops, tablets, mobile phones

Tweet to @Motorola

 

 

Company: London 58 Limited

Major brands: Wyevale Garden Centres

Product guides: Garden Centres

Tweet to @WyevaleGC

 

 

Company: Lion Capital

Major brands: Weetabix

Product guides: cereals

Tweet to @weetabix

 

Company: LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton SA

Major brands: Tag Heuer, Loius Vuitton

Product guides: Luxury Clothing

Tweet to @MoetUSA

 

 

Company: McDonald's

Major brands: McDonald's

Product guides: Fast food

Tweet to @McDonalds

 

 

Company: Mattel

Major brands: Mattel

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

Tweet to @Mattel

 

 

Company: Micro Star International

Major brands: MSI

Product guides: Laptops, desktops

Tweet to @msitweets

 

 

Company: Monsoon Holdings

Major brands: Monsoon, Accessorize

Product guides: high street fashion retailers

Tweet to @MonsoonUK

 

Company: Mondelez

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

Product guides: chocolate bars, biscuits

Tweet to @CadburyUK

 

 

Company: Netflix

Major brands: Netflix

Product guides: Movie streaming

Tweet to @Netflix

 

 

Company: Nike

Major brands: Nike, Converse, Hurley, Umbro

Product guides: sportswear, trainers

Tweet to @Nike

 

 

Company: Nokia

Major brands: Nokia

Product guides: mobile phones

Tweet to @nokia

 

 

Company: Philips

Major brands: Philips

Product guides: DVD playerskettles

Tweet to @Philips

 

 

 

Company: Rakuten

Major brands: Play.com

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

Tweet to @RakutenUK

 

 

Company: Rovy

Major brands: eMusic

Product guides: buying music

Tweet to @eMusic

 

 

Company: Samsung

Major brands: Samsung

Product guides: laptops, tablets, desktops, mobile phones

Tweet to @samsung

 

Company: Scotts

Major brands: Levington, Miracle Grow

Product guides: Peat free compost

Tweet to @MiracleGro

 

 

Company: Sony

Major brands: Sony

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

Tweet to @Sony

 

Company: Spectrum Major brands

Major brands: Russell Hobbs, Remington

Product guides: Kettles, cookers, coffee makersshavers

Tweet to @RussellHobbsUK

 

Company: Spotify

Major brands: Spotify

Product guides: music

Tweet to @Spotify

 

Company: Starbucks

Major brands: Starbucks

Product guides: Coffee Shops

Tweet to @Starbucks

Company: Steinway Musical Instruments

Major brands: ArkivMusic.co.uk

Product guides: buying music

Tweet to @arkivmusic

 

Company: Sun Capital Partners

Major brands: SCS

Product guides: Furniture retailers

Tweet to @ScSSofas

Company: Toshiba

Major brands: Toshiba

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

Tweet to @ToshibaUK

 

Company: Triumph International Spiesshofer & Braun Kommanditgesellschaft

Major brands: Triumph

Product guides: underwear

Tweet to @TriumphUK
 

Company: Unilever

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

Product guides: Margarine, shampoo

Tweet to @Unilever

 

Company: Vodafone

Major brands: Vodafone

Product guides: mobile phone networks

Tweet to @VodafoneUK 
 

Company: Walmart

Major brands: ASDA

Product guides: Supermarkets

Tweet to @asda

 

Company: Walt Disney

Major brands: Disney

Product guides: Toy retailers

Tweet to @Disney

Company: Yum Major brands

Major brands: Pizza Hut

Product guides: Restaurant chains

Tweet to @pizzahut