Since Luke started out as a VAT specialist in 2004, he has gained significant experience dealing with VAT compliance and consultancy across all sectors, developing particular expertise in the international, M&A, land and property, financial services, education and not-for-profit areas. Previously Luke worked at a big four and other large accountancy firms following a number of years at HMRC in a variety of VAT roles including as a specialist handling some of the largest businesses in the UK.
Luke deals with a wide range of clients from large corporates to owner-managed businesses and everything in between, and prides himself on being able to explain complex issues in a way that those who aren’t VAT professionals are able to understand.
The VAT team provides a range of services from VAT registration applications to consultancy on complex liability issues. One of the team’s most popular offerings is a full VAT review, which involves looking at all aspects of a business’s VAT accounting, ensuring compliance and identifying opportunities for VAT optimization. Luke’s experience of working at HMRC is of especial benefit when advising clients that are subject to HMRC enquires or disputes.