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By accessing this web site, you are agreeing to be bound by these web site Terms and Conditions of Use, all applicable laws and regulations, and agree that you are responsible for compliance with any applicable local laws. If you do not agree with any of these terms, you are prohibited from using or accessing this site. The materials contained in this web site are protected by applicable copyright and trade mark law.

Use License

Permission is granted to temporarily download one copy of the materials (information or software) on Giraffe's web site for personal, non-commercial transitory viewing only. This is the grant of a license, not a transfer of title, and under this license you may not:

  • modify or copy the materials;
  • use the materials for any commercial purpose, or for any public display (commercial or non-commercial);
  • attempt to decompile or reverse engineer any software contained on Giraffe's web site;
  • remove any copyright or other proprietary notations from the materials; or
  • transfer the materials to another person or "mirror" the materials on any other server.

This license shall automatically terminate if you violate any of these restrictions and may be terminated by Giraffe at any time. Upon terminating your viewing of these materials or upon the termination of this license, you must destroy any downloaded materials in your possession whether in electronic or printed format.

Disclaimer

The materials on Giraffe's web site are provided "as is". Giraffe makes no warranties, expressed or implied, and hereby disclaims and negates all other warranties, including without limitation, implied warranties or conditions of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, or non-infringement of intellectual property or other violation of rights. Further, Giraffe does not warrant or make any representations concerning the accuracy, likely results, or reliability of the use of the materials on its Internet web site or otherwise relating to such materials or on any sites linked to this site.

Limitations

In no event shall Giraffe or its suppliers be liable for any damages (including, without limitation, damages for loss of data or profit, or due to business interruption,) arising out of the use or inability to use the materials on Giraffe's Internet site, even if Giraffe or a Giraffe authorized representative has been notified orally or in writing of the possibility of such damage. Because some jurisdictions do not allow limitations on implied warranties, or limitations of liability for consequential or incidental damages, these limitations may not apply to you.

Revisions and Errata

The materials appearing on Giraffe's web site could include technical, typographical, or photographic errors. Giraffe does not warrant that any of the materials on its web site are accurate, complete, or current. Giraffe may make changes to the materials contained on its web site at any time without notice. Giraffe does not, however, make any commitment to update the materials.

Giraffe has not reviewed all of the sites linked to its Internet web site and is not responsible for the contents of any such linked site. The inclusion of any link does not imply endorsement by Giraffe of the site. Use of any such linked web site is at the user's own risk.

Site Terms of Use Modifications

Giraffe may revise these terms of use for its web site at any time without notice. By using this web site you are agreeing to be bound by the then current version of these Terms and Conditions of Use.

Governing Law

Any claim relating to Giraffe's web site shall be governed by the laws of the State of UK without regard to its conflict of law provisions.

General Terms and Conditions applicable to Use of a Web Site.

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Tax Strategy

The tax strategy is approved by the board of Giraffe Concepts Limited and sets out the group's general tax arrangements as well as the policy and approach to tax risk management, attitude to tax planning and working with HMRC.

The publication of this tax strategy statement is regarded as satisfying the statutory obligation under Para 16(2), Schedule 19 of the Finance Act 2016.

This tax strategy is reviewed annually and applies from the date of publication until it is superseded.

References to ‘UK taxation’ are to the taxes and duties in the UK which include:

  • All corporate income taxes
  • Indirect taxes (VAT, Stamp Duty Land Tax)
  • Employment taxes (PAYE / National Insurance / Construction Industry Scheme)
  • Other applicable tax matters

Approach to risk management and governance arrangements

Giraffe Concepts Limited and its subsidiaries are committed to complying with UK tax obligations and considers compliance to mean paying the right amount of tax at the right time, completing accurate returns whilst also recognising available legislative concessions and reliefs.

Attitude towards tax planning

When considering the structure of our commercial activities, we take account of a number of factors including consideration of the tax laws.  We do not take an unreasonable stance on our interpretation of tax legislation and we strive to work within both the letter and spirit of tax legislation. We do not engage in aggressive tax planning and do not participate in artificial tax avoidance schemes to reduce our UK tax liability. Any tax planning undertaken by us will have commercial and economic substance, and we will have regard to the potential impact on our reputation and broader goals.

Level of risk the Giraffe Concepts Limited and its subsidiaries are prepared to accept.

The increasing complexity and requirements of the UK tax legislation means that inevitably risks will arise. We ensure that where risks do arise, they are identified, evaluated and managed proactively. For certain transactions where there is a material level of uncertainty or complexity, we will seek external advice to help reduce risk. Giraffe Concepts Limited does not engage in artificial tax arrangements.

Relationship with HMRC

It is Giraffe Concepts Limited’s policy to be transparent and proactive in all interactions with HMRC through regular meetings and communication and are committed to prompt disclosure and transparency in all tax matters with HMRC. It is recognised that there will be areas of differing legal interpretations between ourselves and HMRC and where this occurs we will engage in proactive discussion to bring matters to as rapid a conclusion as possible.

Any inadvertent errors in submission of tax returns and tax computations to HMRC are fully disclosed as soon as reasonably practicable after they have been identified.

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