Our tax strategy sits at the heart of our business responsibility agenda, ensuring that we pay our fair share of taxes and that we conduct our tax affairs ethically and with integrity. The taxes we pay in the countries in which we operate contribute to the local economies and people’s lives.

We are proud to be a major contributor of taxes in the UK. In our financial year ended 31 March 2023, we paid £394m of employer’s national insurance contributions for our 79,700 people in the UK and £411m of business rates in respect of our extensive UK fixed and mobile networks and our significant retail footprint.

The 100 Group 2023 Total Tax Contribution survey ranked us as the seventh highest contributor in the UK.  

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