This document, approved by the board of Robert Bird & Partners Limited (‘RBP’ herein), sets out RBP’s approach to conducting its tax affairs and dealing with tax risks.
RBP is committed to:
RBP is committed to conduct its tax affairs to comply with all relevant laws, rules and regulations and reporting and disclosure requirements. The company’s tax affairs are managed in a way which takes into account RBP’s wider reputation and standards of governance.
When reviewing the tax risks associated with a specific decision or action, RBP ensures that the following are considered:
RBP’s tax planning is driven by the commercial needs of the business and anticipated future developments.
The commercial needs of the business will in no circumstances override compliance with all applicable laws and regulation. In cases where the tax guidance is unclear or RBP does not feel it has the necessary expert knowledge to assess the tax consequences adequately, external advice may be sought to support RBP’s decision-making process.
RBP is committed to the principles of openness and transparency in its approach to dealing with HMRC, and commits to: