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Our Commitment

We commit to:

  • Setting out a clear anti-tax evasion facilitation Policy and keeping it up to date
  • Making all employees aware of their responsibilities to adhere strictly to this Policy.
  • Raising awareness of the risks of tax evasion with employees so that they can recognise and avoid occurrences of potential tax evasion by themselves and others
  • Undertaking a risk assessment to identify those areas of the Council’s business where risk is considered to be highest
  • Targeted training of services where the perceived risk is higher
  • Promoting good ethical behaviour by employees in all of its forms
  • Encouraging its employees to be vigilant and to report any suspicions of tax evasion, providing them with suitable channels of communication and ensuring sensitive information is treated appropriately
  • Investigating instances of alleged tax evasion
  • Referring investigations to the appropriate authorities where it is appropriate to do so
  • Taking firm and vigorous action against any individual(s) involved in tax evasion, or the facilitation of it
  • Providing information to all employees on how to report breaches and suspected breaches of this policy
  • Including appropriate clauses in contracts to prevent tax evasion.

The Council seeks to maintain relevant procedures, including top-level commitment to tackling tax evasion and effective communication, including training.

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