Richard joined PKF Francis Clark as an indirect tax consultant in 2018. Following a career as a Higher VAT Officer in HMRC and previously a Customs Officer in HM Customs & Excise, he brought his compliance expertise and long experience to the team.
Having a keen knowledge of UK VAT law and HMRC guidance, Richard provides sound advice to our clients from all trade sectors. He is very aware of the stress caused to clients as a result of VAT Compliance and wherever possible, provides simple no nonsense responses which ensures clarity to all parties.
With the UK’s exit from the EU, Richard spends much of his time helping clients plan for the future. As a member of our Institute of Export qualified Customs Team, he provides guidance on Import and Export procedures and recommends economical and practical solutions to deal with the movement of goods between the UK and the EU. This includes not only issues relating to Customs Duties and licensing but also planning to mitigate the VAT risks which can be considerable.
As the UK negotiates its way to trading as a single nation there will be many barriers for businesses to overcome. Richard believes that proper preparation is key to future performance and as part of the Customs Team will be providing training to many clients on Customs related issues.