Neil is a VAT consultant who worked for Customs and Excise between 1983 and 1997. With 34 years’ experience in VAT, he has many accolades in recognition of his work, including Taxation Awards Tax Writer of the Year in 2008, as well as the author of Tolley’s annual VAT Planning book from 2005 to 2012.
He has developed a reputation for being able to simplify complex VAT problems in plain English and writes for most of the leading tax publications in the UK, including Taxation, CCH Tax News, Accounting Web and Tax Adviser. He has been closely involved with HMRC on a number of VAT policy issues. His specialist areas include VAT on land and property transactions, construction services and partial exemption.