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 Accounting News & Insights

Growth of WW tax team and service

4th June 2015

Growth of WW tax team and service

1. Private client tax department

The WW tax department continues to grow with the addition of Lois Derby and Gillian Everall into the private clients’ team. In addition to their breath of UK income tax experience, they also bring their extensive knowledge to strengthen WW’s high net worth services such as UK remittance basis of taxation (or the non-dom rules).

The following is a brief background of Lois and Gillian.

Lois Derby

Lois trained with KPMG and worked in their tax technical department. She has also worked for other Big 4 accounting firms in London. She writes extensively for Lexis Nexis on Employment Taxes and for Taxation Magazine. Prior to Ward Williams, she worked for a Global Electronics firm in Weybridge as their Employment Tax Manager. Lois has extensive experience in areas of international tax advising and managing the compliance requirements of employees coming to and leaving the UK; advising on UK payroll requirements both in regard to UK taxes, National Insurance and consideration of relevant bi-lateral social security agreement and the relevant double tax treaty; and advising on the statutory residence test, remittance basis of taxation and the effect of the charge where relevant. She also has extensive experience advising on capital gains tax and non-resident landlord issues.

Gillian Everall

Gillian trained with Deloitte and gained experience in a number of other large firms such as Baker Tilly, BDO LLP and most recently Frank Hirth plc as an Associate Director in the Private Client Group. She spent the last 15 years working with high net worth individuals advising across a broad range of tax issues. Gillian specialised in dealing with clients principally in the international arena, advising on all the practical aspects of their UK taxation position such as their status under the new statutory residence test, their position under double taxation agreements, implementing pre arrival planning for the structuring of assets and creation of capital including ensuring that the planning is appropriately disclosed to HMRC, establishing an individual's domicile with HMRC and planning for remittances. She also assists clients with tax efficient structuring including the use of UK and offshore trusts for planning for Inheritance Tax purposes.

To get in touch and find out how we can help you with your personal tax affairs, please do not hesitate to contact us on 01932 830664 and ask for Lois or Gillian or email on lois.Derby@wardwilliams.co.uk or Gillian.everall@wardwilliams.co.uk.

2. Research and development (R&D) tax relief

Businesses that are advancing knowledge and capabilities in their field are eligible to claim R&D tax relief. The relief are either in the form of an enhanced tax deduction or tax credit repayment. The form available depends on whether the business falls to be considered as a small and medium enterprise or as a large company.

Working alongside specialists in this area, WW can help businesses identify and maximise their R&D tax relief claim. We can determine whether an R&D project falls within the R&D tax relief guidelines, make sure all relevant costs are accounted for and ensuring the claim put forward is reasonable and withstand HMRC enquiry.

We are flexible with what we can offer from assisting with the full analyses and review to working on a project-by-project basis or just advising on whether that specific project qualifies for R&D tax relief.

To find out how we can help, feel free to contact Keng Cheong on 01932 830664 or keng.cheong@wardwilliams.co.uk.


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