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Alistair Hynd

Partner

Alistair is a partner at RSM.

New Year, new shirts, new allowance – are retailers still scratching their heads?

15 January 2020

In October 2018, the Chancellor unexpectedly announced a brand-new capital allowance for structures and buildings, but most companies are only now starting to see its impact. Large retailers have now navigated the busy Christmas period and even busier January sales which will hopefully yield a much-needed profit boost. Will the new allowance provide a further uplift to reduce their tax bills?

Peter Williams

Partner

Peter is an indirect tax partner based in RSM’s Birmingham office. He advises corporate clients on all aspects of their VAT affairs and has extensive experience in the retail, manufacturing and leisure & hospitality sectors.

Irfan Butt

Partner

Irfan has over 15 years' experience in taxation of pan-European real estate funds, infrastructure funds and debt funds and structuring and restructuring of inbound, outbound and pan-European investments in real estate and distressed debt portfolios. He also holds a qualification in Islamic finance and have been part of the HMT/HMRC Islamic finance working group to advise on the changes to the UK taxation rules.

Could tax reform save the high street?

24 May 2019

It has been hard to miss the strains that UK high street retailers have been facing. Many have called for a change in the way the retail sector is taxed, to reflect the way today’s consumers shop. The latest, and perhaps most high-profile voice calling for reform, is Tesco’s chief executive Dave Lewis. So what are the available tax policy options and how would they work?

Kal Sangha

Partner

Kal is a partner and corporate tax adviser to UK and global businesses, ranging from listed to privately owned. He specialises in a range of sectors, including Infrastructure, real estate & construction, manufacturing (including food & drink) and hospitality & leisure.

Changes in working rights – what the retail, hospitality and leisure sectors should prepare for
Charlie Barnes

05 March 2019

An employment law update including The Good Work Plan, casual worker guidelines, holiday pay guidance, new legislation for the handling of staff tips, a worker exploitation consultation, and updates on the National Minimum Wage and the status of Uber drivers.

Tax and reputational damage: when does brand loyalty die?

23 January 2019

Public perceptions of unacceptable tax behaviour have driven massive tax changes in the UK. But reputation is as fragile as public perception is fickle. HMRC, accustomed to calling taxpayers its ‘customers’, may find its brand as susceptible to being damaged as the household-name companies and individuals who have received so much adverse tax publicity over the last 20 years.

Sheena McGuinness

Partner

Sheena is a partner is RSM’s corporate tax team and has over 20 years’ experience in advising companies on their tax affairs. Her work encompasses all aspects of managing the tax life cycle of companies, from due diligence and tax efficient structuring on acquisition, managing the tax filing obligations and ongoing tax advice all the way through to divestment preparation and readiness.

Bart Sommerville

Partner

Bart helps lead the RSM valuation team. His expertise is the valuation of private businesses, debt capital and equity capital; intangible assets such as IP, brands, and contracts; and certain derivatives. His advice is used for a variety of transactional, dispute, and financial reporting purposes.

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