November 2016

London Member Firm, Hazlems Fenton, Appoints Specialist VAT Adviser

London Member firm, Hazlems Fenton, is pleased to announce the appointment of Simon Newark, a specialist VAT adviser to enhance its range of services to its clients.

With over 25 years experience in VAT including several years heading up the VAT function of a ‘top 20’ UK accountancy firm, presenting seminars and advising clients across many industry sectors, Simon has the expertise to offer that additional level of technical VAT advice not only for clients in the UK, but also for those trading internationally.

For international businesses wanting to trade with the UK, there can frequently be a confusing VAT picture, even within the EU and unexpected VAT charges can easily wipe out profits. Depending on the facts, VAT could be payable by either the supplier or customer in either country depending on the business arrangements and tax authorities can be expected to exploit any weaknesses in the arrangements to collect additional tax.

Simon's experience in this area means that Hazlems Fenton can now draw on compelling in-house expertise to offer the necessary advice on VAT and co-ordinate with our tax and accounting specialists to set up the most appropriate business structure for clients trading in the UK and internationally. Considerable uncertainty is expected in the next few years as the UK takes steps to leave the EU and Hazlems Fenton is strategically placed to offer advice and support to clients in the UK and for other AGN member firms.

Russell Tenzer, Hazlems Fenton Partner, says, "We are delighted to welcome Simon Newark to Hazlems Fenton. Simon is a recognized name in the world of VAT, with compelling experience in delivering complicated VAT advice to both UK and international businesses."

Contact Russell Tenzer on 0044 2074377666.