Prepared in accordance with the requirements of the Finance Act 2016.
Winn Group offers a market-leading one-stop-shop for accident management and rehabilitation services under the brands of Winn Solicitors, On Medical and On Hire. Our business activities generate a substantial amount and variety of taxes. We pay Corporation Tax, employment, other taxes, as well as collecting and paying employee taxes and VAT.
Summary of Winn Group’s approach to tax:
Approved by our Board of directors, tax decisions are appropriate to and consistent with commercial transactions.
Part of the Finance function, tax in our Group is the ultimate responsibility of the Group Finance Director who is responsible for the Group’s tax strategy and policies.
Tax strategy and policies are reviewed on an on-going basis by the Group Finance Director. Tax strategy and policy issues are assessed on a case-by-case basis. This is done by the Group Finance Director in conjunction with the Group Chief Executive Officer and Group Executive Chairman in accordance with the decision-making framework that is part of our tax policies.
Day-to-day tax matters are assigned to a team of in-house professionals who hold accounting qualifications alongside the advice from large accounting firms, legal firms and/or tax counsel as appropriate.
Winn Group has robust processes and systems in place for identifying and addressing tax risks and for supporting the Senior Accounting Officer in certifying to HMRC that the Group has appropriate tax accounting arrangements.
The Group aims to ensure that all personnel with tax responsibilities or whose business activities may have a tax impact have a consistent understanding of how tax risk is identified, assessed, and managed.
Risk management measures are implemented on an ongoing basis, including controls over processes and training in tax matters on an ongoing basis for both operational managers and the finance team.
This code of conduct endeavors to guide the role of finance professionals within the Group, their key responsibilities, their professional conduct, and their approach to working relationships with external parties.
Winn Group believes in its obligation to pay the amount of tax legally due in the UK, in accordance with rules set by the government.
It is not appropriate for the details of the Group’s tax affairs to appear in the public domain. However, Winn Group will only enter into transactions which would be fully justifiable should they become public.
Winn Group will aim to:
Compliance with all legal disclosure and approval requirements will be adopted and all information will be clearly presented to the tax authorities or other relevant bodies, as appropriate.
Honesty and transparency will be paramount in all dealings with the tax authorities and other relevant bodies. As a Trusted Company we will not:
The tax code of conduct requires that we comply with all laws and disclosures and act with due professional care. These requirements are never more relevant than in ensuring the accuracy and completeness of the presentation of our tax position in the financial reporting of the group.
The reported financial accounts are expected to reflect all taxes and should reflect the most up to date information to ensure that the group will have no significant adjustments to the actual tax charge.
In line with the code of conduct, requirements to foster good relationships with tax authorities, governments and related third parties and to undertake all
such dealing in a professional, courteous, and timely manner the company will:
It is Winn’s general policy to be transparent and proactive in all interactions with tax authorities and our team is encouraged to proactively foster this principle.