This strategy applies to Lohmann Breeders UK Limited (“the Company”). This strategy was published on 16th June 2020 and the Company regards this publication as complying with its duty under paragraph 19(2) Schedule 19 FA 2016 in its financial year ended 16 June 2020.
This strategy applies from the date of publication until it is superseded. References to ‘UK Taxation’ are to the taxes and duties set out in paragraph 15(1) of the Schedule which include Income Tax, Corporation Tax, PAYE, NIC, VAT, Insurance Premium Tax, and Stamp Duty Land Tax. References to ‘tax’, ‘taxes’ or ‘taxation’ are to UK taxation and to all corresponding worldwide taxes and similar duties in respect of which the Company has legal responsibilities.
The Company is committed to full compliance with all statutory obligations and full disclosure to relevant tax authorities. The Company’s tax affairs are managed in a way which takes into account the Company’s wider corporate reputation in line with the Company’s overall high standards of governance.
The Company manages risks to ensure compliance with legal requirements in a manner which ensures payment of the right amount of tax.
When entering into commercial transactions, the Company seeks to take advantage of available tax incentives, reliefs and exemptions in line with, and in the spirit of, tax legislation. The Company does not undertake any tax planning inconsistent with its commercial objectives.
The level of risk which the Company accepts in relation to UK taxation is consistent with its overall objective of achieving certainty in its tax affairs. At all times the Company seeks to comply fully with its regulatory and other obligations and to act in a way which upholds its reputation as a responsible corporate citizen. In relation to any specific issue or transaction, the director of the Company is ultimately responsible for identifying the risks, including tax risks, which need to be addressed and for determining what actions should be taken to manage those risks, having regard to the materiality of the amounts and obligations in question.
The Company seeks to have a transparent and constructive relationship with HMRC through communication in respect of developments in the Company’s business, current, future and retrospective tax risks, and interpretation of the law in relation to all relevant taxes.
The Company ensures that HMRC is kept aware of significant transactions and changes in the business and seeks to discuss any tax issues arising at an early stage. When submitting tax computations and returns to HMRC, the Company discloses all relevant facts and identifies any transactions or issues where it considers that there is potential for the tax treatment to be uncertain.
Any inadvertent errors in submissions made to HMRC are fully disclosed as soon as reasonably practicable after they are identified. All dealings with HMRC are undertaken in a collaborative and timely manner.
Published on 16th June 2020