David is a VAT partner, advising clients within financial services on their VAT issues. David provides support from consulting and managing risks/opportunities in relation to the VAT liabilities of income streams, partial exemption and Capital Goods Scheme (CGS) issues, through to implementing VAT efficient structures and leading negotiations with HMRC.

David has over 25 years' experience working in practice, prior to which he was an officer for HMRC for almost 10 years.

Once referred to as the ‘simple tax’, VAT in the UK has been with us for over 50 years and during that period, levels of complexity have increased dramatically.

It’s these complexities that make it essential to understand our clients business needs, so that we can deliver the right advice and offer pro-active and workable solutions. We take an active interest in not just the ‘what’ but also the why, when and how of your company to enable us to deliver the best outcomes.

RSM timeline 

  • 2019: Joined RSM
  • 2023: Promoted to partner