Statement of compliance with the Criminal Finances Act 2017
As a firm, we operate to the highest ethical standards of financial probity and transparency. We value our reputation and understand that any crime or involvement in the facilitation of tax evasion would be extremely damaging to our firm and its personnel.
We have zero tolerance for tax evasion or the facilitation of tax evasion whether that be by clients, suppliers, associated persons or our staff.
We have conducted a thorough risk assessment and we have implemented a number of rigorous policies and procedures to enable us to detect and guard against tax evasion or the facilitation of tax evasion.
We are committed to ensuring that these policies are communicated, embedded and understood throughout our firm through both internal training and external communication. Appropriate disciplinary action will be taken wherever tax evasion or the facilitation of tax evasion by a member of our staff has been proven.
In addition, we require all associated persons / companies / suppliers to be equally committed to compliance with the Criminal Finances Act 2017 in order that we mitigate the risk of the facilitation of tax evasion offences.
We will annually review our risk assessment, policies and procedures to ensure a continuous and appropriate evaluation of control.