Informa's Tax Contribution

Informa creates economic value in many ways: stimulating business deals, bringing tens of thousands of customers to cities that host events, procuring from local suppliers and paying tax.

We view the taxes we pay as part of the economic benefit we create for societies in which we operate, and believe that a fair and effective tax system is in the interests of tax-payers and society at large.

Paying tax in our markets allows governments to provide the services that businesses, including Informa, rely on to be successful. This includes education for current and future customers, infrastructure to allow people to access our events, and services that make. 

Our key tax principles are:

  • Paying our taxes where we do business
  • Complying with, and following the spirit not just the letter of the law in the countries where we operate
  • Engaging constructively and openly with local and national tax authorities
  • Following legislation and rules to best serve our business, colleagues and shareholders
Our 2016 Total Tax Contribution was made up of:
  Worldwide Amount paid in UK
Corporation tax (and similar) £43m £24m
Employees Social Security Contributions £30m £17m
Net VAT income taxes and social £12m £(7)m
Employees income taxes and social £98m £44m
Total tax contribution £183m £77m