Like many other companies and institutions around the world, we are experiencing interference with some of our systems within the TNT network.
We are implementing remediation steps as quickly as possible. We have implemented operational contingencies to continue to complete collections from customers with scheduled stops. For customers who do not have a regular stop, collection should be arranged via our customer service centers.
Customers may experience delays in the transit of shipments, particularly inter-continental or non-EU European delivery, as we work to remediate our systems. Additionally, if customers do not have the facility for self-labeling, they may also experience delays.
We are not able to collect shipments of dangerous goods at this time.
We regret any inconvenience to our customers.
The Almac Group is a group of companies operating in the highly regulated and risk-averse pharmaceutical and biotech sectors. We adopt this same low risk strategy in our approach to our tax affairs and tax strategy. We work hard to optimise outcomes for all of our stakeholders which includes ensuring we pay the right amount of tax at the right time.
This strategy has been approved by the Almac Group Board and will be reviewed annually.
Tax Risk Management and Governance
In operating our tax risk management and governance processes, Almac Group has a low appetite towards tax risk. We are committed to full compliance with our tax obligations, paying the right amount of tax at the right time. We seek to ensure that our tax arrangements remain consistent with a low risk assessment, both in financial and reputational terms.
The Group’s policy is to comply with all relevant laws, rules, regulations, reporting and disclosure requirements and to pay the amounts of tax legally due. Tax matters are proactively managed by having a clear internal governance framework, together with business controls and processes. The Group Executive Director of Finance is responsible for management of the Group’s tax affairs. He is also the Senior Accounting Officer. He is supported by Financial Controllers within each business. Professional advice is obtained from suitably qualified external advisors where the tax treatment of specific items is uncertain. The Group’s annual Corporation Tax returns are prepared by external advisors and reviewed for accuracy and completeness by the Group Executive Director of Finance and the Almac Group Financial Controller before submission to HMRC.
Tax Planning and Tax Risk
Almac makes tax decisions which support, and are consistent with, the Group’s overall strategy to maximise after-tax returns for reinvestment into the business.
The Group takes into account tax costs and risks before key business decisions are implemented. Almac may use relevant incentives and reliefs to minimise the tax costs of its business activities. Almac Group aims to comply with all relevant tax laws. The Group does not engage in aggressive tax planning schemes.
Relationship with HMRC
Almac Group is committed to acting with integrity at all times and engage with HMRC openly and constructively. We feel this is the best way to ensure that we pay the right tax at the right time and to maintain a good working relationship. Where appropriate we endeavour to engage with HMRC as soon as possible in any areas of material uncertainty, so as to minimise our tax risk and to provide greater certainty for both parties in advance of formal tax filings.