Governance and Compliance
Peter Vardy Holdings Limited
In compliance with Schedule 19 of the Finance Act 2016, we have outlined below the Tax Strategy adopted by Peter Vardy Holdings Limited and its subsidiary undertakings (“the Group”) for the 2019 financial year in conducting its tax affairs.
This Strategy incorporates all direct and indirect taxes due including corporation tax, VAT, employment taxes, import taxes and stamp duty land taxes. The Strategy also applies to all entities within the Group as well as all directors and employees.
Tax Risk Management and Governance
The Group Finance Director has overall responsibility for the delivery of the Group’s Tax Strategy in accordance with the express wishes of the Board of Directors.
The Group has adopted a low risk approach to tax planning and is committed paying the correct level of taxation, on time, whilst complying with all applicable laws and regulatory requirements.
The Group consults with its professional advisors on a regular basis on all taxation matters and ensures that robust controls and processes are in place within the business to address all tax risks. Controls and processes are reviewed periodically, and changes are implemented when necessary when control weaknesses or improvements are identified.
Staff members are provided with internal and external training on a regular basis to ensure they have a full knowledge and understanding of current tax legislation.
Relationship with Tax Authorities
The Group adopts an open and honest approach with HM Revenue and Customs and is committed to developing a relationship aligned to our values of trust and transparency.
The Group aims to submit all Returns to HMRC with the highest degree of accuracy and in accordance with approved deadlines whilst resolving any outstanding enquiries in a timely manner. We adopt a fully supportive role throughout all HMRC audits and where any disputes occur we aim to address these openly and promptly.
Our ultimate goal is to work towards achieving full regulatory compliance in Partnership with HMRC.
Peter Vardy Modern Day Slavery Act 2015 Statement
Our commitment to fighting modern slavery
The Peter Vardy Grouprecognises only the best and most successful organisations will prosper in the long term if they meet the objectives of their stakeholders; including guests, suppliers, employees, local communities, investors, governments and other regulators and stakeholders, therefore Peter Vardy promotes best practice and complies with all applicable laws, statutes, regulations in force including but not limited to the Modern Slavery Act 2015.
We take reasonable steps to ensure that there is no slavery or human trafficking in our supply chains or any part of our business, our code of conduct, policies and due diligence processes aim to overcome such issues and promotes ethical trading practices.
Giving back and doing the right thing is part of our DNA and we are proud to support local and national charities through the Peter Vardy Foundation who strive to eradicate human trafficking and restore the lives of those exploited.
Modern Day Slavery Act 2015 Policy
Peter Vardy is committed to acting professionally, fairly and with integrity in all of our business dealings, it is important that the stakeholders in our supply chain understand our code of conduct. We ensure there is a consistent understanding of business ethics across the organisation at all levels and treat all stakeholders fairly, impartially, without discrimination or favour.
Code of Conduct
We value our employees and pay above and beyond government national minimum wage as our employees are our key assets therefore our recruitment practices and due diligence process helps ensure we employee reputable people. With a rigorous induction process we ensure our employees understand our values and code of conduct, we also have a trial period to ensure the employees are the right fit for our business as we recognise employees represent our business therefore their behaviour and professionalism are crucial to our business success.
Peter Vardy practices the procurement principles and code of conduct on which the organisation procures and contracts to our stakeholders, we recognise suppliers are essential to our success and our supplier onboarding and due diligence process helps to ensure we source reputable suppliers to avoid reputational risk. Suppliers are committed to helping eradicate unethical business practices including bribery, fraud, corruption and human rights abuses such as modern day slavery and child labour.
Corporate Social Responsibility
CSR is built into our business model to help ensure our business monitors its compliance with the law and industry standards, we often go above and beyond our obligations particularly in terms of the effects on the environment and impact in social welfare.
Peter Vardy’s sustainable procurement practices consider the impact on the environment, economic and social factors as well as price and quality, our sustainability efforts are also aimed at promoting positive benefits and fairness for suppliers, employees, guests and all stakeholders.
We have an internal policy which is loaded on our intranet to help police our internal practices and ensure we are working to the professional standards we expect