In this update, our experts will share an in-depth analysis of what Budget 2021 means for tax. They will also outline the latest tax measures, from the super-deduction to the temporary extension of loss relief, and explore what lies ahead for tax after Brexit, including the impact of major new VAT rules on e-commerce from 1 July 2021 for businesses selling goods to consumers in the European Union (EU)
Lindsey leads Grant Thornton’s London Innovation Team. She has executive oversight over the Innovation tax practice in London. Lindsey is a Law Graduate of the University of Aberdeen and the University of Lyon (France).
Lindsey started her career in Melbourne Australia, where she was part of Grant Thornton’s Government Programs and Policy team, helping companies access government funding, including R&D Tax. Lindsey has spent time working in the Big4 assisting companies with government incentives. Lindsey has worked in Innovation Incentives for over 11 years; working with SMEs and large multinationals, helping them to robustly optimise their claims.
Lindsey’s focus over the past 5 years has been on software claims, where she is abreast of the changes being implemented by HMRC, specifically in relation to software claims and their qualifying activities. Lindsey is a member of the CPA Australia and is a Prince2 Practitioner.
Martin has over 30 years’ experience advising corporates on all aspects of UK and international tax. He leads on corporate tax advisory and compliance, as well as having extensive experience identifying tax opportunities in a risk managed way. He has a strong focus on the implications of Brexit for global businesses, developing the firm’s tax governance offerings. Working with global member firms enables Martin to support clients looking to establish and expand their businesses globally. His clients include many FTSE 100 and FTSE 250 companies, large private organisations and major in-bound groups from Europe, Asia-Pac and the Americas.
Peter is head of the capital allowances team and has headed up and worked in corporation tax teams since first joining the firm in 1998. He works with a diverse range of clients, supporting their businesses by identifying opportunities to claim tax reliefs under the capital allowances regime. Peter is a Chartered Tax Adviser and draws from a wide base of tax knowledge and experience, having significant experience in a multitude of sectors including hospitality, manufacturing, property investment, retail, care homes and student accommodation, identifying opportunities to claim capital allowances on construction spend and acquisition prices. Peter has developed unique claims software that utilises data capture artificial intelligence to make claims more efficient and accurate from a tax filing perspective and reduces administrative burden for clients.
Franklin has over 20 years’ experience working within industry and the “Big 4”as a Financial Accounting, Tax and VAT Specialist. Prior to joining Grant Thornton he was responsible for the EMEA VAT affairs of Sabre the second largest provider of Global Distribution Systems to the travel industry and lastminute.com, the renowned online travel agent. He also had a mixed tax role at the Prudential Plc, one of the UK’s largest insurance companies. Franklin advises a number of clients including International Companies, large UK retailers, digital services and online providers of goods. He also has extensive knowledge of the complex VAT compliance requirements faced by businesses in the travel sector and is one of a handful of experts in the Tour Operators' Margin Scheme in the UK.