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Peter Gladdish, Managing Director

Peter has significant experience of advising local authorities on VAT issues. He spent the last 3 of his 9 years with Customs and Excise as policy adviser to Customs’ local authority VAT teams.Peter subsequently joined Ernst & Young’s public sector VAT team in 1997.

In June 2003, recognising the demand for sensibly priced quality VAT advice within the local authority sector, Peter left Ernst & Young and started PSTAX.  As a long standing member of the CIPFA VAT Committee, Peter is regularly involved in providing input on policy matters and negotiating with Customs at HQ level.

The Nucleus Business & Innovation Centre, Brunel Way, Dartford DA1 5GA
Tel: 07977 513735

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Duncan Groves, Head of Employment Taxes

After graduating in law, Duncan joined the Inland Revenue in PAYE Audit. He moved into the profession in 1988 working with a top 20 firm before joining a specialist tax investigation consultancy in 1991. While there, Duncan identified the public sector as a key target area for employer compliance reviews and began a career long association. This has taken him to WJB Chiltern where he led the Public Sector Tax division and grew a 12 strong team of tax specialists, and RSM Bentley Jennison (subsequently RSM Tenon) where, alongside Nick Burrows, he created the authoritas brand and service.

Now with 24 years’ experience in public sector employment taxes, Duncan joins PSTAX from Grant Thornton and spearheads the firm’s transition from a VAT-focussed to an all taxes public sector business.

The Nucleus Business & Innovation Centre, Brunel Way, Dartford DA1 5GA
Tel: 07760 271490

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Angela Ferguson, Director – Employment Taxes

Angela has significant experience across all aspects of Employment Tax, developing a specialism in IR35/off-payroll working, National Minimum Wage compliance and salary sacrifice schemes, amongst other areas.  In addition to her technical and Quality Assurance input on the team’s core client offering, Angela’s role will be to further develop our Employment Tax business, with a focus on the NHS and Housing sectors.

She has been a regular presenter over the years and is often approached by external parties to present and contribute to articles.

The Nucleus Business & Innovation Centre, Brunel Way, Dartford DA1 5GA
Tel: 07827 255122

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Nick Burrows, Director and Head of Indirect Taxes

Nick has been working in VAT for over 30 years and has specialised in Public Sector VAT since 1994. He has, in particular, advised local, police and fire authorities, NHS bodies, NDPBs, government departments and agencies and third sector bodies.

Nick has led VAT advice nationally on a wide range of Public Sector issues and helped shape HMRC policy in a number of key areas.

The Nucleus Business & Innovation Centre, Brunel Way, Dartford DA1 5GA
Tel: 07805 449651

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Rosie Jones, Indirect Taxes Consultant

Rosie has considerable experience of local authority VAT issues, gained in her role as Tax Compliance Officer with West Sussex County Council where she worked for 17 years, prior to joining PSTAX in April 2007.
At West Sussex, she provided a technical VAT helpline for all departments (including some 500 remote establishments), was the principal contact with HMRC, designed and delivered training courses, and developed systems and produced internal guidance notes. She was an active member of the South East Counties VAT Group and established a West Sussex VAT forum with her local Borough/Districts. Rosie has attained a VAT Compliance Diploma with the Institute of Indirect Taxes.

The Nucleus Business & Innovation Centre, Brunel Way, Dartford DA1 5GA
Tel: 07901 655351

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Richard Strevens, Principal Indirect Taxes Consultant

With over 21 years local authority accounting experience Richard’s career in VAT began at East Hertfordshire District Council before he took up a dedicated VAT Manager role at London Borough of Barnet in 1998. He has acted as chair of the North London Boroughs VAT Group and has represented London authorities on the National Local Authority VAT Consultative Group. Richard joined PSTAX in March 2009 from a Senior VAT Manager role with the tax specialist firm, Chiltern, where he advised a wide range of Local Authorities.

The Nucleus Business & Innovation Centre, Brunel Way, Dartford DA1 5GA
Tel: 0345 6861321

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John Harling, Principal Employment Taxes Consultant

John is an employment taxes expert and has more than 20 years’ experience of working with public sector bodies in all aspects of PAYE, National Insurance and benefits in kind.
He spent 5 years as a PAYE Auditor with the Inland Revenue (as was) before spending the next 15 working in the “Big 4”specialising in advising local authorities, emergency services and other public sector bodies. This included 11 years at PwC where he led the employment taxes side of the PwC/CIPFA Tax Advisory Service.

John has vast experience in employment tax and related areas, such as HMRC Employer Compliance reviews, PAYE/NIC health checks, employments status issues, termination payments, salary sacrifice arrangements and the Construction Industry Scheme.

The Nucleus Business & Innovation Centre, Brunel Way, Dartford DA1 5GA
Tel: 07768 446381

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Tim Bridgett, Employment Taxes Consultant

Tim started his career in tax working for ten years with HM Revenue & Customs as a PAYE Auditor, responsible for compliance work, dispensations and PAYE Settlement Agreements.

He left HMRC to join the profession in 1998 and worked for PwC (then Coopers and Lybrand), covering all aspects of employment taxes, including public sector advisory work with the CIPFA tax service. He then moved to RSM (then Bentley Jennison) in 2006, working with the very successful authoritas public sector team.

Tim joined the employment tax team in PSTAX in June 2017, bringing his knowledge of Equal Pay, the Loss of Protected Pension Age, salary sacrifice and termination payments.

The Nucleus Business & Innovation Centre, Brunel Way, Dartford DA1 5GA

Tel: 07715 666754

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Louise Collier, Corporate Support Manager

Louise has over 30 years’ experience in working in the business administration area.  After leaving school she worked for a military accoutrement company whose clients ranged from the Queens Cavalry to many Middle Eastern military forces.  She then moved to the University of London where she was PA to the Examiner Appointments Officer and subsequently she ran the Examiner Appointments section for the University of London Examinations Board.  She moved to MITIE Cleaning plc in early 1994 where, through promotions, she became PA to the Managing Director in her final role before leaving following the birth of her second child in 2003.  Louise joined PSTAX in October 2006.

The Nucleus Business & Innovation Centre, Brunel Way, Dartford DA1 5GA
Tel: 07876 718114

Emily Collier, Corporate Finance Assistant

Having developed her role in the Corporate Support team at PSTAX, Emily is now looking to the future and will be studying her AAT qualification to take on more financial duties within the company. Emily’s wealth of customer care experience from previous jobs has aided her greatly in being a friendly face for the clients, and she is looking forward to gaining new valuable finance skills to help the clients from a different angle.   

The Nucleus Business & Innovation Centre, Brunel Way, Dartford DA1 5GA
Tel: 07927 557089

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Brooke Edwards, Corporate Support Assistant

Brooke joins us after recently completing her sixth form studies and achieving her A Levels. This is her first full time role and she wishes to pursue her career in corporate support after the completion of her apprenticeship. She has acquired substantial customer support experience through her previous part time jobs over the past two years. Brooke is excited to learn the knowledge and skills to successfully complete her apprenticeship and move up within the company.

The Nucleus Business & Innovation Centre, Brunel Way, Dartford DA1 5GA
Tel: 07511 046130

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Amanda Venables, Employee Benefits, Senior Manager

Amanda joined us to support clients with the implementation and management of a wide range of employee benefits and salary sacrifice arrangements including AVC Wise.

Amanda has over 15 years experience of working with the public sector in all aspects of employee benefits and has gained extensive experience and knowledge of the design, introduction and administration of salary sacrifice arrangements. Prior to joining PSTAX, Amanda worked at a large police force within HR Services followed by almost 10 years at RSM as a member of the public sector tax team.

The Nucleus Business & Innovation Centre, Brunel Way, Dartford DA1 5GA
Tel: 07511 053632

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Stephanie Leitch, Indirect Taxes Consultant

With nearly 10 years’ local authority accounting experience, Steph’s career began with Dorset County Council in 2008 becoming the full-time VAT Officer in 2016. During this time she was responsible for the Council’s VAT function, being the main contact for HMRC, and for providing VAT training. Steph also completed VAT returns, compliance queries and training for the Police and Crime Commissioner for Dorset, Dorset Fire Authority and Tricuro (Dorset County Council’s local authority trading company). Following the work Steph carried out as VAT Officer, Dorset County Council was deemed low risk by HMRC.

Steph has been heavily involved in the local government reorganisation in Dorset, seeing nine local authorities becoming just two. Another project Steph has been involved in was setting up the VAT group for Dorset County Council’s two-tier local authority trading company.
Steph has also been an active member of the South West VAT Group since 2012, taking over the role of permanent minute-writer in 2014.
Steph has been presented with the ‘Young Employee of the Year’ award at Dorset County Council for efficient VAT-planning work, is AAT qualified and studying towards becoming a chartered tax advisor with CIOT.

Address: The Nucleus, Brunel Way, Dartford, DA1 5GA
Tel: 07715 215886

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Jon Guilliatt, Indirect Taxes Consultant

Jon has 27 years’ local authority accounting experience with East Lindsey District Council and City of Lincoln Council prior to joining PSTAX in July 2018.

After joining the City of Lincoln Council in 2005 he was responsible for the Council’s VAT function, including compiling VAT returns, Partial Exemption calculations, VAT guidance and training.

He was the Council’s main contact with HMRC and also played a key role in the successful submission of a significant value Fleming Claim in 2010.

Jon is AAT qualified and been a member of the institute since 2001.

Address: The Nucleus, Brunel Way, Dartford, DA1 5GA
Tel: 07927 557168

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Sudeep Ganguli, Employment Taxes Senior Manager

After graduating, Sudeep joined the then Inland Revenue as a PAYE Auditor. He moved to EY in 1989 as an employment taxes specialist and then to a top 10 firm in 1996 before joining WJB Chiltern in 2000 when he began specialising in public sector tax, working with Duncan Groves and Nick Burrows.

Sudeep has worked with clients in local government, emergency services, FE/HE, housing, the third sector, NHS and the ambulance services, as well as Government bodies/agencies and NDPBs.

Throughout his career, Sudeep has carried out PAYE/NICs and CIS due diligence work for corporates, but more recently has assisted public sector clients as they merge or share services.

Sudeep is a member of HMRC’s Construction Industry Scheme Operational Forum.

With 18 years’ experience in public sector employment taxes, Sudeep joins PSTAX from RSM.

Address: The Nucleus, Brunel Way, Dartford, DA1 5GA

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Parul Singla – Finance Manager

After completing Master’s in Business (specialising in finance), Parul joined a multinational IT services company as part of the Finance and International Assignment Team. In this role, she laid down the processes for payroll and taxes applicable to expats.

She spent 5 years working in India and the UK before deciding to take some time off to look after her daughter. During this time, she also provided tuition to students preparing for their 11+.

After the long break, Parul is excited to return to the corporate world. She joined PSTAX as Finance Assistant in November 2019.

The Nucleus, Brunel Way, Dartford DA1 5GA

Tel 0345 6861321

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Beverley Gibbs – Employment Taxes Consultant

Bev joins us from Kent County Council after 21 years’ service and is an ACCA qualified accountant. For the last eight years Bev has specialised in employment taxes and VAT for the council. During this time she was responsible for the P11D and PSA processes and the VAT function as well as employment status, IR35 and overall tax compliance. She has experience of introducing changes in both employment taxes and VAT areas. For example, she has recently presented the new IR35/intermediaries changes to service managers and schools.

Bev also has experience of systems implementation and reviewing processes for smarter working and improved compliance. Her knowledge of Council procedures and all-round tax/VAT experience makes her ideally placed to provide clients with advice and support.

As well as a long career at Kent County Council, Bev has also worked for PwC (then Coopers & Lybrand), ICL and the Contributions Agency before it became part of HMRC. Bev was a member of the South East Counties Employment Taxes Group and the South East Counties VAT Group.

The Nucleus Business & Innovation Centre, Brunel Way, Dartford DA1 5GA

Tel: 07951 461346

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Debbie Strevens – Corporate Support Assistant

Debbie has over 30 years’ experience working in administration. On completion of her A levels, she joined HM Inland Revenue, working for the Collector of Taxes. She quickly moved into Audit, which later became HM Revenue and Customs Employer Compliance. Over her 28-year career, she held a variety of different administrative roles and worked closely with her Contributions Agency and VAT colleagues.

After leaving the Civil Service, Debbie had a short break to care for her family before moving on to a new chapter working for a local secondary school. During her time there, she held administrative posts in the Examinations Office and Human Resources. She hopes the experience she will bring to the Corporate Support team at PSTAX will be valuable as she now looks forward to a fresh challenge.

The Nucleus Business & Innovation Centre, Brunel Way, Dartford DA1 5GA

Tel: 07511 046130

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Michael Risi, Employment Taxes Consultant

Michael started his career by joining HMRC on an apprenticeship scheme in 2014, later to be made permanent.

During his time, he worked as an integral part of a Debt Management team, with particular focus on PAYE and Tax Credits.

Due to his experience, he acted as lead co-ordinator in the roll out of several campaigns delivered to internal colleagues across the UK.

Michael adopted a subject matter expert role within his immediate department and offered ongoing mentoring and support to new and existing staff through a transitional period.

Michael joined PSTAX as an Employment Taxes Consultant in March 2022, bringing his customer service and HMRC experience to the team.

The Nucleus Business & Innovation Centre, Brunel Way, Dartford DA1 5GA
Tel: 07821 635422

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Ashley Little, Indirect Taxes Consultant

Based in Glasgow, Ashley has 15 years’ experience in VAT, latterly as a regional lead for HMRC VAT officers and their managers. The role ensured consistency across the organisation and compliance with the law and internal procedures.

She has worked with some of the UK’s best known large and mid-sized businesses and has provided tactical advice and overseen larger, more complex cases, including the successful defence of a multimillion-pound decision at First and Upper Tier Tribunals.

The Nucleus Business & Innovation Centre, Brunel Way, Dartford DA1 5GA
Tel: 07375 243571

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Peter Mulligan, Corporate Support Assistant

Peter has over 10 years of Corporate Support and IT experience.

Having started his Administration and IT career at Capita, he then
moved on to work as the key Meeting Room and Events co-ordinator at RSM Farringdon Street.

In 2017 organizing and implementing booking services from day-to-day meetings
and large Events. After leaving RSM he looked for a new challenge that would
broaden his opportunities in the Consultancy sector and looks forward to helping
the team achieve their objectives in providing our clients with the best possible service.

The Nucleus Business & Innovation Centre, Brunel Way, Dartford DA1 5GA
Tel: 07508 174101