We have zero appetite towards the facilitation of tax evasion and are committed to preventing this activity.
Our Anti-Tax Evasion Facilitation Policy prohibits the facilitation of tax evasion, which applies to all employees, directors, commissioners and contractors of the Bank. The principles outlined in our Policy also apply to third parties acting or performing services for or on behalf of the Bank.
Our Policy requires us to identify, mitigate and manage facilitation risks; undertake due diligence on our employees and third parties; conduct ongoing training and awareness on anti-tax evasion facilitation; and to escalate and report any concerns.
We must comply with all relevant anti-tax evasion legislations including the UK Criminal Finances Act 2017, which introduces new corporate tax offenses that prohibit the facilitation of tax evasion.