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Marston’s vision, goals and priorities are clear, and our governance framework supports these, providing a structure of effective management and controls to measure and assess performance and risk.
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 (PDF 85 KB)
We have a formal and transparent procedure for developing policy on executive remuneration.
Remuneration Committee Terms of Reference (PDF 100 KB)
The Company’s current Directors’ Remuneration Policy (PDF 1.35 MB) (extracted from the Annual Report and Accounts 2022) was approved by shareholders at the AGM held on 24 January 2023.
We have established formal and transparent arrangements for considering how we apply financial reporting and internal control principles.
Audit Committee Terms of reference (PDF 121 KB)
Policy for the provision of non-audit services (PDF 91 KB)
We have a formal and transparent procedure for the appointment of new directors to the board.
Nomination Committee Terms of reference (PDF 84 KB)
Articles of Association
Here you can read the Articles of Association of Marston’s PLC.
Articles of Association (PDF 600 KB)
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 (PDF 235 KB)
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 (PDF 161 KB)
We conduct our business with the highest standards of integrity and honesty. Marston’s expects all employees to maintain these 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 principles.
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
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”) – August 2023 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.
- Marston’s Estates Limited
- Marston’s Operating Limited
- Marston’s Pubs Limited
- Marston’s Pubs Parent Limited
- Marston’s Trading Limited
- Marston’s Corporate Holdings Limited
The Group's s.172 statement can be found on page 45 of the 2021 Annual Report and Accounts.