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Alison Horner

CTA

VAT Partner

Tel: +44 (0)1604 624 011

 

Alison is a Chartered Tax Adviser who works closely with her clients across the firm to manage the complexities of VAT and to identify VAT savings and opportunities.

As VAT Partner she has worked with the firm for 15 years and previously worked for Reuters, Deloitte and started her VAT career with HMRC. Alison and her team aim to provide commercial solutions to the issues facing our clients, who are from all types of sectors. In particular Alison enjoys advising on property and construction matters and international trade. 

My latest insights

Clarity for sub-contractors VAT and student accommodation

by Alison Horner

There was a seismic change in VAT policy relating to student accommodation in 2014, which resulted in confusion and mistakes being made by contractors. A recent case, “Summit Electrical Installations Ltd” challenged HMRC’s policy and clarified the VAT position. MHA MacIntyre Hudson is delighted to have represented the tax payer at the Tax Tribunal, with our VAT litigation Director Glyn Edwards taking the case to a successful outcome.

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Businesses should prepare for the worst despite Government’s bold approach to Customs duty

by Alison Horner

Today’s announcement is a very bold step from the UK government, especially given the EU’s public stance on the single market and the clear message that Brexit means an exit from the associated free trade arrangements.

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BREXIT – What now?

by Alison Horner

Theresa May’s declaration that the UK is to leave the single market brings with it a whole host of..

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EU Referendum: VAT and Duty challenges ahead

by Alison Horner

In this article, we look at what may lie ahead for businesses trading in the European Union.

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Hot Takeaway Food…VAT refund opportunities

by Alison Horner

The ECJ was asked by the German courts to rule on whether hot food and hot drinks sold for "immediate consumption" by Manfred Bog, should be defined as a supply of goods or a supply of catering services. In the UK food is mainly zero rated for VAT purposes whereas catering services are subject to VAT at the standard rate of 20%. 

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