Jerba Campervans earns ethical tax certification

Work being carried out at Jerba Campervans

As consumers, many of us are thinking more carefully about the companies we spend our money with and their ethical standards.

This is particularly important when it comes to big ticket items like caravans, motorhomes or campervans.

One firm that consistently demonstrates its moral values is Jerba Campervans, which is an employee-owned business.

The campervan converter in East Lothian has been awarded the Fair Tax Mark qualification for the second year in a row, underlining its commitment to doing things right.

Launched in 2014, the scheme is designed to showcase organisations that pay the right amount of corporation tax at the correct time.

Jerba Campervans was the first company in the automotive industry to be given the accreditation, which is the gold standard of responsible tax practices.

Simon Poole, co-founder of Jerba Campervans, said: “It is a tremendous feat to be recognised once again by the Fair Tax Mark for our efforts in declaring our tax and commitment to lead as an example for other automotive companies.

“We set upon the challenge of achieving this certification last year and succeeded, but maintaining these standards is just as hard, if not harder.

“To be recognised for a second consecutive year is fantastic and we hope our certification will raise the profile of good and honest tax practice.”

The UK loses an estimated £7 billion in corporate tax revenue annually as profits get sent to tax havens, according to the Fair Tax Foundation.

Jerba Campervans’ Fair Tax Mark will join its Good Business Charter accreditation, which demonstrates its core values.

These include a commitment to work-life balance, paying the living wage, transparent tax arrangements, good supplier relationships and customer care.

Jerba Campervans has been converting and customising Volkswagen Transporter vans since 2006, offering customers the freedom of the open road.