‘All systems go’ for PKF Francis Clark’s expanding VAT Team

Featuring Simon Anslow | 22nd March, 2019

Chartered accountants and business advisers PKF Francis Clark have introduced another member to their VAT team based in the firm’s Poole office, in preparation for the legislative changes and Brexit complications that 2019 is bringing.

The firm that is celebrating its Centenary year and has seven offices across the South/South West, has recently welcomed James Suswain to their office in the centre of Poole.

Due to increased demand for PKF Francis Clark’s VAT and indirect tax services, the team that provides advice on VAT and customs duty to both clients and non-clients in Dorset, Hampshire, Wiltshire, Devon, Cornwall and Somerset has been subject to significant growth over the years. The firm wide team has expanded to a total of 17 members across the offices, from what was just one VAT specialist for the whole firm ten years ago.

Requirement for the team’s specialist advice is only set to rise, with the introduction of Making Tax Digital for VAT (MTDfV) coming into effect in the UK this April. This will mean that the majority of business owners and individuals will be expected to keep their VAT records digitally. This is in addition to the VAT and Customs duty matters that will arise as a result of the impact that Brexit will have on businesses that trade with EC member states.

As always, the specialist VAT team in Poole and across the region will continue to provide help, advice and reassurance with compliance and efficiency reviews, training, and guidance across the firm’s client base.

Simon Anslow, VAT Partner at PKF Francis Clark said: “It is great to be a part of a large team serving the South West of England. The team has grown rapidly over recent years as we have become well known in the region for the strength of VAT service. We are pleased to welcome James to the team, adding to the expertise and experience that we have and helping us to continue to deliver high levels of service to our clients in this complex and important field, especially in what is an uncertain time for UK businesses”.

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