Our governance framework supports the delivery of our strategic priorities and helps to protect the interests of all our stakeholders.


Governance framework diagram

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 Sep 2018 (PDF 140 KB)

Remuneration Committee

We have a formal and transparent procedure for developing policy on executive remuneration.
Remuneration Committee Terms of Reference Oct 2019 (PDF 312 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.

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 Oct 2019 (PDF 329 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 Oct 2019 (PDF 301 KB)

Articles of Association

Here you can read the Articles of Association of Marston’s PLC.
Articles of Association Jan 2017 (PDF 650 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 Jan 2014 (PDF 31 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 2020 (PDF 190 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 Jul 2018 (PDF 198 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 .

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