SLAVERY AND HUMAN TRAFFICKING STATEMENT FOR AUTO-SLEEPERS INVESTMENTS AND SUBSIDIARIES FOR THE FINANCIAL YEAR ENDED 31ST AUGUST 2017.
This statement is made pursuant to Section 54 of the Modern Slavery Act 2015.
Auto-Sleepers Investments (ASI) through its’ subsidiaries is engaged in the manufacture, retailing and servicing of motorhomes and caravans.
By its very nature the supply chain within the automotive sector is a complex one with a number of tiers between the raw material and the end product. All our first tier suppliers are located within the European Union.
ASI is respectful of an individual’s human rights. We set out our policies in this respect through our terms and conditions of employment, health and safety policy and staff handbook.
ASI employs staff solely within the UK and in all instances a “Right to Work” check is undertaken. Any agency workers are recruited through bona fide agencies.
We have undertaken an assessment of the risks surrounding slavery and human trafficking within our own operations within the UK and concluded the risk to be low.
This statement was approved by the Board on 12th February 2018.
Chief Executive Officer
GENDER PAY GAP REPORT 2017
Auto-Sleepers Investments presents its’ report for staff employed as at 5th April 2017.
Auto-Sleepers investments operates in the automotive sector both at the manufacturing and retail level. Our business operates for seven days per week. In common with other businesses within our sector it is dominated by male employees and it comes as no surprise that there is a gender pay gap as all senior management are male.
The Board is committed to address the issue of gender imbalance and attract more women to join the business.
Gender Pay Gap
Mean difference 18.8%
Median difference 18.8%
Gender Bonus Gap
Mean difference 67.1%
Median difference 90.1%
Percentage of staff who receive bonus and commissions:
Employees By Pay Quartile:
The Board is confident that where roles are identical within the business staff are paid equal rates of pay irrespective of gender.
Chief Executive Officer
Tax strategy Statement
Auto-Sleepers Investments (ASI) Limited
This statement is prepared in accordance with the requirements of Part 2, Schedule 19, Finance Act 2016 in relation to the financial year ended 31 August 2017. It applies to all companies in the UK within the ASI Group that are consolidated within the accounts of ASI.
As a large organisation with over 400 staff members we recognise the importance of our tax obligations and take seriously our responsibility to contribute to the community through the payment of taxes.
During the last financial year our contribution to UK taxes was as follows:
ASI approach to tax is:
- That appropriate controls are in place to ensure that the required tax is paid.
- We are fully transparent and comply with the law so that tax returns and payments are made on time and proper disclosure is made to the tax authorities.
- We properly reflect tax considerations in our day to day commercial activities.
- We will not engage in artificial transactions where the sole purpose is to reduce the amount of tax paid.
- Where there may be an area of contention or interpretation of law we seek opinion from external advisors on the appropriate treatment.
- Work with the tax authorities in an open and transparent way.
If, in the rare case we may have a difference of opinion on the interpretation of the law we will seek to resolve matters through dialogue with the tax authorities. If matters are not resolved ASI will rigorously defend its’ position through the courts if necessary.