Recticel Limited tax strategy for the year ended 31 December 2018
Publishing date: 10/12/2018
This statement is published by Recticel Limited in order to comply with the duty under Schedule 19 of the Finance Act 2016 to publish the company’s tax strategy for the year ended 31 December 2018.
This strategy applies to all UK taxes. It has been approved by the board of Recticel Limited and by the Group Tax Director, and the board and management of Recticel Limited are responsible for its delivery.
We act as a responsible corporate tax citizen, in compliance with applicable tax law and regulation.
Recticel Limited is a member of the Recticel Group, and therefore subject to the Group’s tax guidelines, the main objectives of which are:
1) To be compliant with all tax laws & regulations and to minimise related risks, including the possibility of, and consequences of, disagreements with tax authorities on the application of the law;
2) To protect shareholder value in relation to the taxation consequences of all aspects of the Group’s business activity (i) within the overall Group Strategy, (ii) in compliance with relevant laws and regulations, and (iii) whilst protecting Recticel’s reputation and brand.
Risk management and governance arrangements in relation to UK taxation
Our approach is to establish a governance environment which ensures compliance with all aspects of UK taxation legislation and minimises the risks of real or perceived non-compliance. We achieve this through Group and local policies, the use of robust financial systems, and the use of professional tax consultants to keep us up-to-date with developments in tax regulations and to assist us in remaining compliant.
Attitude towards tax planning
We consider the tax implications of major or complex business decisions, and aim to utilise available tax reliefs and incentives only in line with their intended objectives. We do not engage in artificial tax arrangements, and ensure that tax outcomes are consistent with commercial substance.
Attitude to risk in relation to UK taxation
Our appetite for tax risk is low. Therefore, we seek to avoid real or perceived non-compliance with UK taxation legislation, so as to minimise the risks of disagreement with tax authorities, financial penalties and damage to the reputation of the company.
Approach to dealings with HMRC
We are committed to openness and transparency in all our dealings with HMRC, encouraging open dialogue on a timely basis. We aim to submit all tax returns and payments on time, and to respond promptly and cooperatively to any enquiry from HMRC.