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Making data count in global mobility

Data analytics helps Rolls-Royce ensure tax and immigration compliance across the globe

With a 50,000-strong workforce, and employees moving across international borders on a daily basis, how does Rolls-Royce ensure compliance with tax and immigration regulation on a global scale?

Global mobility is a critical component of Rolls-Royce’s success: speed to market and the ability to move skills to the right locations to address global market demand is imperative. Yet mobility of talent on this scale can create challenges in complying with varying regulations across multiple jurisdictions.

Global compliance for Rolls-Royce is non-negotiable and the company has well-established programmes and assignment policies in place. But Rolls-Royce recognised that a greater challenge existed in dealing with the significant population of employees who did not fall within the group’s framework for international assignments.

To manage this risk, we worked with Rolls-Royce and the company’s global travel providers to put in place a data-driven analytics solution. By using the Deloitte Business Travel Analyser, flight data available from the travel provider’s booking system is processed through the tool, applying tax, risk and business logic, to provide an assessment of the company’s compliance profile on an ongoing basis. Rolls-Royce then use the interactive dashboard technology to identify travelling employees who trigger compliance risk for themselves or for the company; assess tax reporting and withholding obligations globally and ensure all reporting and filing obligations are discharged. All at the apparent click of a button!

We are also advising Rolls-Royce on its global immigration compliance by delivering immigration services in over 40 locations across the globe. Deloitte’s technical advisers are on hand to provide specialist advice to effectively manage global immigration risk both within short term business visitor populations, and also global mobility more broadly. Deloitte is able to produce interactive dashboards to provide an overview of the company’s immigration risk profile, delivering insight into cost, compliance and opportunity across the global organisation.

Deloitte has provided great solutions to underpin our cross-border business traveller compliance programme. Their technology flexes to identify, track and efficiently deliver rich analytical compliance and management information data across the diverse range of employee populations in frame. All supported by a great technical service team.

Gareth Davies, Head of Global Mobility, Rolls-Royce Plc.

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