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Accountants, business and financial advisers Kreston Reeves have announced the appointment of Colin Laidlaw as Director of VAT and Duty who joined the firm from RSM UK.
Colin is based in the South East and will work across the firm’s Sussex, Kent and London offices. Colin has considerable experience having previously worked in a number of the top professional firms and HM Customs & Excise (as it was previously known).
Colin’s work in VAT for over 30 years means he has a wide breadth of knowledge of the tax from owner managed businesses to multinational companies to not-for-profit organisations.
Colin’s role at Kreston Reeves will be a specialist advisory role providing VAT and other indirect tax advice to clients, ranging from compliance and appeal matters, to advisory projects with complex technical, structuring and planning aspects. Colin and his team will also advise on other indirect taxes including Customs Duty.
Rupert Moyle, Partner and Head of VAT and Duty comments: “We are delighted to welcome Colin to the team. His appointment enhances our ability to offer the specialist service our clients need. The horizon for VAT looks really interesting for our clients if you think about the potential changes and thus issues that may arise with Brexit, Making Tax Digital and last year’s Office of Tax Simplification recommendations. Colin has a wealth of knowledge and experience, and the ability to explain VAT simply.”
Colin Laidlaw comments: “I’m very pleased to have joined Kreston Reeves and look forward to working with our clients. VAT can be a very complex area and it is important that clients have access to specialist, tailored and commercial advice.”