New Member of PSTAX Team

New Member of PSTAX Team

PSTAX is delighted to welcome Steve Williams to the team. Steve is one of the UK’s most experienced public sector VAT consultants, having worked previously at RSM/Baker Tilly, Lancashire County Council and HMRC. He also has an enhanced awareness of all other taxes that affect public sector bodies.

Steve has been a leading presence in public sector VAT for over a quarter of a century. He has worked at HMRC (or HM Customs and Excise, as it was then), Lancashire County Council and RSM/Baker Tilly.

Steve’s career achievements include:

·securing non-business treatment for numerous public sector activities;

·safeguarding the autonomy of schools’ ‘unofficial’ funds through a successful VAT Tribunal appeal involving school photograph activities;

·creating the Local Authority VAT Consultative Group, which now represents most authorities in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland;

·being a previous finalist in the Tax Journal Lifetime achievement awards, gaining a highly commended place; and

·sitting on both the CIPFA VAT Committees (local government and police).

Steve will be working closely with PSTAX’s VAT and Employment Taxes team to help further develop the PSTAX Club and the services we provide. His knowledge and expertise will add to PSTAX’s already unrivalled credentials as the leading provider of taxation support to the public sector.


An annual subscription to PSTAX Club provides a comprehensive range of benefits:

·VAT, Employment Taxes and SDLT helpline

·Two places at our quarterly VAT forums

·Two places at our bi-annual Employment Taxes forums (new for 2016)

·Discounted consultancy – 10% off our standard hourly rate of £200 (from 1 April 2016)

·Two half-day “catch-up” meetings to review progress and discuss future developments

·Technical briefings – providing an in-depth commentary on topical issues

·VAT/SDLT and Employment Taxes Helplines

If you don’t wish to take advantage of the full range of benefits offered by a subscription to PSTAX Club, you may want to subscribe to either a VAT/SDLT helpline or an Employment Taxes helpline.

VAT and Employment Taxes Forums

Quarterly VAT forums – held at 11 locations (including the new Manchester forum). PSTAX Club subscriptions include two forum spaces, and there is a 50% discount for VAT/SDLT helpline subscribers.

Employment Taxes Forums – held bi-annually at six different locations. PSTAX Club subscriptions include two forum spaces, and there is a 50% discount for Employment Taxes helpline subscribers.

Consultancy Hours

Pre-paid consultancy packages are available to purchase upfront to support your PSTAX Club or helpline subscription. The packages comprise 10, 20 or 30 discounted consultancy hours to use how you wish throughout your contact period. If you need to top-up your hours during the period of your contract, additional hours can be bought at the same price.