Tax strategy – Oriel Resources Limited and subsidiary companies

Tax strategy

Oriel Resources Ltd (the Company), being a subsidiary of Mechel PAO Group (the Group) with the global turnover of the Group more than €750 million, forms a part of a MNE Group and thus, according to section 7 of Schedule 19 Finance Act 2016 has to publish its tax strategy.

Corporate Governance

Overall Group tax strategy, the supporting governance framework and management of tax risks of the Group sits with the Group Head - PAO Mechel. Day-to-day responsibility for each of these areas sits with the Group companies’ Directors. 

Tax risk management

The Group operates presently in more than twenty countries and seeks to comply with tax legislation within all jurisdictions including the UK where the Company operates. The Group Head maintains an open dialog with the local Group companies on any arising issues including tax risks such as compliance and reporting risks. 

Attitude of the Group towards tax planning (so far as affecting UK taxation)

Within the overall Group tax strategy, the Company undertakes tax planning as part of its overall business strategy. The Company does not practice aggressive tax planning the only purpose of which is obtaining a tax advantage. The Group undertakes the responsibility to pay appropriate amount of taxes in counties it operates. 

The Company will obtain specialist external tax advice in situations where there is uncertainty in relation to a risk of the UK or cross-border transactions. 

The Company strive to respond quickly to the rapidly evolving external environment and adapt promptly to operations under new conditions.

Level of risk in relation to UK taxation that the Group is prepared to accept

The Group’s objective is to comply with applicable taxation requirements in all the jurisdictions in which the Group companies operate. The Company seeks to reduce the level of tax risk arising from its operations as far as it is reasonable and practicable as part of its internal control procedures. 

Approach towards dealings with HMRC

The Company maintains open and transparent relationship with the tax authorities, including HMRC concerning all applicable matters. The Company discloses any relevant information to the tax authorities (HMRC) files VAT and corporation tax returns as required.