Welcome To Our Newest Tax Experts

We are also pleased to announce the arrival of four new members to our team! These talented individuals bring a wealth of tax experience and expertise, and we’re confident they’ll be invaluable assets in helping our clients.

Welcome to the Employment Tax Team

Alan Higham: Based in Manchester, Alan is an Employment Taxes specialist who started his career at HMRC and joins us from BDO.  Equipped with a deep understanding of all aspects of Employment Taxes including CIS, P11Ds, Payroll and audit Risk Assessments, Alan delivers strategic tax solutions and excels at client service. His knowledge and experience make him a valuable asset to the team.

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Alex Gardner: Alex has 21 years of experience, focusing on private client and employment taxes. He’s a specialist in employment tax advisory, tackling complex areas like IR35, off-payroll working, and global mobility. Alex’s deep technical knowledge and track record in compliance makes him a great addition to the team and provides him with the skills to tackle your employment tax challenges with confidence.

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Welcome to the VAT Team

Chris Kerry: Chris brings seven years of experience as a leading VAT assurance officer at HMRC, specialising in the NHS and public sector.  He has a deep understanding of the complexities of VAT, honed through working with some of the NHS’s largest trusts.  Chris excels at providing expert consultancy and advice, drawing on his experience in training, mentoring, and navigating policy for NHS VAT matters further strengthening PSTAX’s comprehensive VAT offering.

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Libby Price: We recently announced that Libby Price also joined our growing Indirect Taxes Team as a Consultant. Libby brings nine years of Section 33 VAT accounting experience, specialising in supporting local authorities, police forces, and fire & rescue services. With a strong academic background (AATQB & MAAT qualified) and leadership roles like Vice Chair of the London Borough VAT Group, Libby adds real value to our team.

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Combined Expertise

Our group of sector specialists have a diverse range of skills and knowledge, making them well-equipped to address all your tax needs. We’re confident they will become trusted advisors to our clients.

PSTAX – A Holistic Approach to Public Sector Taxation

Please join us in welcoming Alan, Alex, Chris, and Libby to the PSTAX team! We’re excited for them to contribute their knowledge and expertise and look forward to seeing the positive effect they’ll have on our clients’ success.

A Fresh New Look

You may have also noticed our fresh new look!  We’ve updated our branding to better align ourselves with our parent group, The Dains Group. This change reflects our ongoing commitment to growth and innovation, while still maintaining the core values you know and trust.

We’re excited for this new chapter and look forward to continuing to serve you with the highest level of dedication.

Welcome aboard to the new team members, and here’s to a bright future!

Nick Burrows

Written by Nick Burrows

Nick has nearly 30 years of working with and supporting public sector bodies with VAT and indirect taxes, starting at HM Customs and Excise and then as in-house VAT Officer at Hampshire County Council. Since moving to advisory firms, Nick has had senior public sector VAT roles at RSM Tenon (now RSM), KPMG, and PSTAX (since 2014). He has led VAT advice nationally on a wide range of public sector issues and helped shape HMRC policy in several key areas.

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