Governance framework

Governance framework diagram

Governance documents

Schedule of matters reserved for the board

We have an agreed schedule of matters specifically reserved for the Board’s decision.
Schedule of matters reserved for the board Oct 2020 (PDF 92 KB)

Remuneration Committee

We have a formal and transparent procedure for developing policy on executive remuneration.
Remuneration Committee Terms of Reference Oct 2020 (PDF 156 KB)

The Company’s current Directors’ Remuneration Policy (PDF 829 KB) (extracted from the Annual Report and Accounts 2019) was approved by shareholders at the AGM held on 24 January 2020.

s430(2B) disclosure re Ralph Findlay Oct 2021 (PDF 43 KB)

Audit Committee

We have established formal and transparent arrangements for considering how we apply financial reporting and internal control principles.
Audit Committee Terms of reference Jul 2020 (PDF 186 KB)
Policy for the provision of non-audit services Nov 2017 (PDF 227 KB)

Nomination Committee

We have a formal and transparent procedure for the appointment of new directors to the board.
Nomination Committee Terms of reference Jun 2020 (PDF 153 KB)

Articles of Association

Here you can read the Articles of Association of Marston’s PLC.
Articles of Association Jan 2022 (PDF 600 KB)

Equal opportunities

Our policy is to treat all employees and job applicants in the same way regardless of their sex, sexual orientation, age, marital status, nationality, race, religious beliefs, origin, membership or non-membership of a trade union, spent convictions or disability.
Equal opportunities for our equal opportunities policy Nov 2018 (PDF 235 KB)

Tax strategy

Marston’s recognises that collecting and paying tax are an important part of the way in which our business contributes to society, and the Group takes its obligations very seriously. The Tax Strategy, approved by the Board of Marston’s PLC, sets out the Group’s approach to managing its tax affairs.
See our tax strategy Sep 2021 (PDF 161 KB)

Whistleblowing Policy

We all times conducts its business with the highest standards of integrity and honesty. It expects all employees to maintain the same standards in everything they do. Employees are therefore encouraged to report any wrongdoing by Marston's PLC or its employees which falls short of these business principals.
See our whistleblowing policy Jun 2021 (PDF 131 KB)

CIPS Professional Code of Ethics

We adopt the principles set out in the Chartered Institute of Purchasing & Supply (CIPS) professional code of ethics.
See the code of ethics on the CIPS site

Statutory Code

The Pubs Code Regulations came into effect on 21st July 2016. For more information please see our Statutory Pubs Code page.

The Marston’s PLC Pension and Life Assurance Scheme

Here you can read the Statement of Investment Principles (“SIP”) – June 2020 and the Annual Engagement Policy Implementation Statement .

Section 172 Statements

The Companies (Miscellaneous Reporting) Regulations 2018 require Marston’s PLC, and a number of its subsidiaries, to publish a statement explaining how the Directors have given due regard for the matters set out in section 172(1)(a) to (f) of the Companies Act 2006, while performing their duty to promote the success of the Company for the benefit of its members as a whole ("s.172 statement").

Below are the s.172 statements for the Group's subsidiaries captured by these Regulations.

The Group's s.172 statement can be found on page 45 of the 2021 Annual Report and Accounts.

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