This statement sets out Compagnie Fruitiere UK Limited’s (“CFUK”) tax strategy and has been
published in accordance with its duties under the Finance Act 2016.
It deals with all applicable taxes as set out in paragraph 15(1) of the Schedule and is effective
from its date of publication until it is suspended.
CFUK is committed to full compliance with all statutory obligations and full disclosure to tax
authorities in respect of its tax affairs.
The Compagnie Fruitiere Group believes that each group company should pay the tax due on its
trading results in its trading jurisdiction and has clearly defined lines of responsibility for
its tax affairs.
CFUK’s tax strategy is determined locally by the executive members of the board of directors, of which
the Finance Director is responsible for the day to day management of its tax affairs.
CFUK operates an overall internal control framework applicable to its financial reporting system and
compliance with tax legislation. This is reviewed in light of business or legislative changes and at
least annually as part of its reporting obligations.
Those responsible for parts of these processes are trained accordingly and where necessary, advice is
sought from KPMG LLP, the company’s tax advisor.
CFUK uses incentives and reliefs in line with, and in the spirit of the tax legislation to minimise
the tax cost of doing business. CFUK seeks to achieve a level of certainty in its tax affairs whilst
ensuring the right amount of tax is paid in line with prevailing UK legislation. All planning activities
have a genuine business purpose and commercial rationale.
Relationship with HMRC
CFUK commits to an open and transparent relationship. CFUK makes fair, accurate and timely disclosure
in its correspondence and returns, with all interactions with HMRC being conducted in an open, collaborative
and professional manner.