Our tax strategy sits at the heart of our business responsibility agenda. It ensures that we pay our fair share of taxes back into the societies in which we operate, and that we conduct our tax affairs ethically and with integrity.
We are proud to be a major contributor of taxes in the UK. In our financial year 2018-19, we paid corporation tax of £317m. We paid £359m of employer’s National Insurance contributions for our 84,300 people in the UK, and £296m of business rates in respect of our extensive UK fixed and mobile networks and our presence on around 600 high streets across the UK.
The One Hundred Group 2019 Total Tax Contribution Survey ranked us as the sixth highest contributor in the UK.