Trevor Steel

Indirect Taxes Consultant

Trevor has over 25 years’ experience within public sector tax. In the mid 1990’s he took on the VAT role at Bournemouth Borough Council, where he was involved in their transition to Unitary Authority status under LGR, the production of their first VAT manual and the development of a partial exemption monitoring processes. In 2008, he joined Hampshire County Council as Tax Advisor – providing technical support, guidance and training to all departments. He established a county-wide VAT group to include the district and unitary councils in the area, easing the consideration of VAT implications of major joint projects.

Since 2017, Trevor has been Financial Services Manager (VAT) within the Aneurin Bevan University Health Board, part of the Welsh NHS. During this time, he has improved compliance checking processes and automated VAT return calculations. His combined NHS and local authority experience has enabled him to advise on the potential implications of HMT/HMRC’s current Section 41 review, which could bring the VAT treatment of the NHS more into line with that of local government. From its outset, Trevor was a regular contributor to CIPFA’s s33 email forum and a founder member of their TISonline VAT community.

Outside of work, Trevor has a keen interest in ice skating, and enjoys baking and walking.