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Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy

Williams will not use the personal information collected on this website for any purpose other than individual customer care, mailing of product information, or special offers.

For these purposes, the information may be stored, processed, and, if necessary, passed on to other companies of the Williams Group. Williams declares that all information will be treated confidentially and in accordance with the legal provisions concerning data protection.

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Tax Strategy

In accordance with schedule 19 of the Finance Act 2016, this document sets out the Williams Group policy and approach to conducting its tax affairs, including dealing with tax risk. The document is effective from the year ending 31 December 2016 and will be reviewed annually by the Director of Finance, with any amendments requiring approval by the Board of Directors.

The overall Group objective is to ensure that the correct amount of tax is paid at the right time, whilst maintaining an open and professional relationship with HMRC. The Group remains compliant with UK legislation and does not engage in any form of aggressive tax planning.

Governance

The Group is committed to ensuring its tax strategy is adopted and followed consistently with clear lines of responsibility and accountability. References to tax include all direct and indirect UK taxes including corporation tax, VAT, employment taxes, stamp duty and land taxes.

Relationships with tax authorities

HMRC has sought to address the relationship between large businesses and itself, and promote best practice in business governance over its tax affairs. The Williams Group therefore adopts an open and transparent approach when dealing with tax authorities, working collaboratively in a professional, courteous and timely manner.

The Group aims to:

  • Engage in full, open and early dialogue with HMRC to discuss tax matters.
  • Observe all applicable laws, rules, regulations and disclosure requirements.
  • Be compliant with all anti-bribery legislation.
  • Make accurate and timely disclosures in correspondence and returns, and respond to queries and information requests promptly.
  • Apply diligence and care in the management of risks associated with tax matters and ensuring governance procedures are appropriate.

Governance and tax risk management

The Williams Group is committed to observing all applicable laws, rules, regulations, reporting and disclosure requirements, whilst mitigating any inherent risk through robust and well established operating policies and procedures. This encompasses controls at both local and group level to ensure items are accounted for consistently and accurately, whilst in-depth reviews are carried out in areas of perceived risk.

The Group also utilises an industry standard dealer management system (DMS) for all its operational and tax accounting requirements, including an integrated payroll facility ensuring that all direct and indirect taxes are calculated and collected accurately. This externally sourced DMS provides HMRC the reassurance that the system is robust and can be interrogated independently, it also ensures that changes to legislation are correctly applied and reflected in tax returns.

Tax planning

The Williams Group trades in a tax efficient manner whilst remaining compliant with all applicable laws, it engages a third party auditing firm (RSM UK) to provide expert advice and guidance in relation to all tax matters including the calculation and submission of the Group corporation tax liability.

 

Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking Statement

The Williams Group of companies is fully committed to understanding all modern slavery risks and ensuring that there is no modern slavery in their own businesses or its supply chains.

Purpose

The Modern Slavery Act 2015 requires businesses whose sales are in excess of £36 million to publish their efforts to eradicate slavery and human trafficking. This statement explains the steps taken during the financial year to ensure slavery and human trafficking does not occur in any part of our business or supply chain.

Our Anti-Slavery and Human Trafficking Policy

Modern slavery is a crime and a violation of human rights. It takes various forms, including slavery, where ownership is exercised over a person, servitude which involves the obligation to provide service imposed by coercion, forced or compulsory labour, involves work or service exacted from a person under menace of a penalty, and human trafficking which comprises arranging or facilitating the travel of another with a view to exploiting them.

We are committed to acting ethically and with integrity in all our business relationships, whilst ensuring that there is no modern slavery or human trafficking in our supply chains or any part of our business.

Our business and supply chains

The Williams Group is one of the leading motor retail groups in the Northwest of England representing the BMW, MINI, Jaguar and Land Rover brands and employs approximately 800 people. The Group specialises in the retailing of new and used vehicles including provision of finance and insurance products, service and repair including parts and a head office support function.

Our supply chains are predominately the major international motor manufacturers supplying vehicles and aftersales parts, whose supply chain in turn is complex and includes overseas elements. The complex nature of the manufacturers supply makes it extremely difficult for the Group to manage any issues in their supply chain and is ultimately the responsibility of the manufacturer.

Due Diligence - Slavery and Human Trafficking

The Williams Group takes a risk based approach in assessing our exposure to slavery and human trafficking within our supply chains. Our aim is to ensure that our own high standards for ethical conduct are shared by each supplier with which we do business from the outset of the procurement process.We are committed to reviewing our existing supply chain to ensure where a potential risk is identified we engage with the supplier to establish whether they have implemented their own arrangements with prohibitions against modern slavery and human trafficking. We carefully select new suppliers undertaking relevant due diligence to enable us to assess their processes and procedures in relation to modern slavery and human trafficking in their own organisation and supply chain.

Training and Awareness

We will be providing awareness training to all senior management to allow them to ensure they are able to identify the risks of modern slavery and human trafficking in our supply chains and our business.

The Williams Group has a zero tolerance approach to modern slavery and human trafficking and has not been able to identify any suggestions that it applies to any of our supply chain.

Company Information

Company Information

Registered Name: © 2016 Williams Motor Co (Holdings) Ltd. All Rights Reserved.

Company Registered Number: 597708

Place of Registration: England

Registered Office Address: 2 Vincent Way, Raikes Lane, Bolton, BL3 2NB

VAT Number: GB 732 5259 39

Email Address: mail@williamsstockportbmw.co.uk

FCA Status Disclosure:

Williams Motor Co (Holdings) Ltd is an appointed representative of ITC Compliance Limited which is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (their registration number is 313486) and which is permitted to advise on and arrange general insurance contracts. Williams Motor Co (Holdings) Ltd is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority for consumer credit activity and our registration number is 659894