Vistry Group PLC Tax Strategy
This strategy applies to Vistry Group plc and to the group of companies headed by Vistry Group plc (“the Group”) in accordance with paragraph 16 of Schedule 19 to the Finance Act 2016.
This includes all entities that are now part of the Group as a result of the transaction that completed on 3 January 2020 to bring together Bovis Homes, Linden Homes and Vistry Partnerships (previously Galliford Try Partnerships).
This strategy applies from the date of publication. 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. All references relate to UK taxation as the Group has no subsidiaries incorporated or operating outside of the UK.
The Group is committed to full compliance with all statutory obligations and to managing its taxation in order to maintain both its corporate reputation and an open and transparent relationship with HMRC.
Governance in relation to UK taxation
The governance of the Group’s taxation is managed in the following distinct levels:
The Group operates a system of tax risk assessment and controls as a component of the overall internal control framework applicable to the Group’s financial reporting system. Through this, the Group seeks to reduce the level of tax risk arising from its operations as far as is reasonably practicable by ensuring that reasonable care is applied in relation to all processes which could materially affect its compliance with its tax obligations.
This framework is supported by advice from external professional advisors and proactive dialogue with HMRC where appropriate.
Attitude towards tax planning
The Group has a low level of appetite for tax risk. When entering into commercial transactions or making major business decisions, the Group will consider the tax implications in order to ensure that its obligations are fully understood and complied with and that any available incentives, reliefs and exemptions are taken into account. The Group does not undertake tax planning unrelated to its commercial transactions or allow tax planning to drive business decisions.
Level of risk that the Group is prepared to accept in relation to UK taxation
The level of risk which the Group accepts in relation to UK taxation is consistent with its overall objective of achieving certainty in its tax affairs.
The Group seeks to comply fully with its regulatory and other obligations and to act in a way which upholds its corporate reputation. In relation to any specific issue or transaction, the Board 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.
Relationship with HMRC
The Group has an open and transparent relationship with HMRC and will proactively engage with its officers where appropriate in order to ensure HMRC is kept aware of significant transactions or to discuss any tax issues arising at an early stage. Any inadvertent errors in submissions made to HMRC are fully disclosed as soon as reasonably practicable after they are identified.
List of entities covered by the Tax Strategy
|Bovis Homes Group PLC||Company registration 306718|
|Bovis Homes Limited||Company registration 397634|
|Elite Homes Group Limited||Company registration 2781237|
|Elite Homes (North West) Limited||Company registration 2297984|
|Elite Homes (Yorkshire) Limited||Company registration 1530215|
|Kilbride Tavistock Limited||Company registration 7380791|
|Bovis Homes (Broadbridge Heath) Limited||Company registration 8112950|
|Orchard Homes (Pitt Manor) Limited||Company registration 7545908|
|Abbotswood Parcel M (Romsey) Management Company Limited||Company registration 7909606|
|Knights Mount Management Company Limited||Company registration 09217567|
|Bovis Homes Wessex Limited||Company registration 282957|
|H Newbury & Son (Builders) Limited||Company registration 413864|
|Bovis Homes Eastern Limited||Company registration 406250|
|Bovis Country Homes Limited||Company registration 1018388|
|Bovis Homes (New Ash Green) Limited||Company registration 979679|
|Bovis Homes BVC Limited||Company registration 739983|
|Bovis Homes Cornwall Limited||Company registration 903316|
|Bovis Homes Devon Limited||Company registration 321982|
|Bovis Homes Southern Limited||Company registration 293409|
|Bovis Homes Developments Limited||Company registration 1111870|
|Bovis Homes South East Limited||Company registration 564904|
|Unitpage Limited||Company registration 1968144|
|Bovis Homes Projects Limited||Company registration 597132|
|Bovis Homes Insulation Limited||Company registration 589694|
|Bovis Homes Freeholds Limited||Company registration 05287523|
|Bovis Homes Scotland Limited||Company registration SCO46508|
|RT Warren (Builders, St Albans) Limited||Company registration 315620|
|Gigg Lane Limited||Company registration 2552800|
|Bovis Homes (QUEST) Company Limited||Company registration 3869493|
|Bovis Homes Midlands and Northern Limited||Company registration 636195|
|Page Johnson Properties Limited||Company registration 532535|
|Bovis Homes Pension Scheme Trustee Limited||Company registration 03422197|
|Nether Hall Park Open Space Management Company Limited||Company registration 5887174|
|Oxford Land Limited||Company registration 2057655|