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Motor

From audit and assurance, tax planning and compliance, through to deals support and transactional tax advice, field team training and outsourcing, or company car ownership schemes, our experts have got the keys and driven growth. When it comes to the financials of your dealership, trust the experts.

Our specialist motor team provides up-to-date, accurate, concise and tailored advice, services and solutions to many UK dealer groups. Our specialists are trusted advisers to many motor dealer groups, supporting them on aspects of ECOS, PAYE, capital allowance and corporate finance.

With a proactive approach and extensive knowledge of the industry, we provide thought leadership and remain at the forefront of key issues facing the sector. We also run sector-specific and focused update events, such as the MHA Motor FD Forum and the Berkhamstead Motor Club. This enables us to actively engage with owners of retail groups, manufacturers and other advisers in the sector on a broad range of business issues, identifying ways to proactively support them with their strategic, operational, cost reduction, risk and compliance agendas.

How we work in dealership accountancy 

  • The experienced motor team provide a comprehensive range of services and specialist advice including:
  • Audit and assurance: we act as auditors for 75+ motor dealers and lease businesses including Sturgess, Pentagon, Delgarth and Vanarama.
  • Tax planning and compliance: we are tax advisers to 100+ motor dealers and manufacturers, including many Top 50 dealer groups.
  • Capital Allowances (CA): we have the UK’s leading motor CA specialist in our team maximising allowances on dealers’ historic and current property acquisitions and expenditures.
  • Transactional tax advice and exit planning: ensuring the right operational and entity structure for our clients, including their trading and property interests.
  • Shareholder wealth and inheritance tax planning: tax-efficient extraction of wealth for dealership owners.
  • Employment taxes and company cars: supporting you with issues such as car averaging, establishing employee car ownership schemes, worker status, and travel and subsistence.
  • VAT planning and compliance: working with you on cases of HMRC litigation, partial exemption, finance and insurance income, Motability, dealer discounts and other specific motor VAT issues
  • Strategic and corporate finance support: sale and acquisition, restructuring, refinancing, operational and business strategy reviews to help your dealership grow.
  • Business support: providing health checks, deal file and month-end reporting, and other process reviews, including FCA and cyber security.
  • Field team training and outsourcing: we can provide support to manufacturers’ BM teams and funders’ risk teams.

Get in touch, and let’s drive towards growth together.

Key contact

Head of Motor, Partner
Steve Freeman
+44 (0)1908 662 255

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Meet the team

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Ifzal Rehman

Senior Manager

Ifzal joined the firm in April 2008 as part of a merger with Websters.  A year later, he was promoted to Manager and is now responsible for managing a varied client portfolio ranging from   property groups through to barristers chambers, jewellers, executive search and recruitment companies and general practise clients.   Ifzal assists the partners in providing audit, accounts, corporate and personal tax compliance as well advisory services to these clients.  Ifzal has known some clients for many years and is often contacted to advise on day to day issues, with the client having full confidence that Ifzal is familiar with their business.

Ifzal graduated from London Metropolitan University with a 2.1 in Accountancy with taxation and is a fellow member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA). 

 In his spare time Ifzal enjoys spending time with his family, travelling, playing badminton and cricket socially, cooking, meeting friends and watching sport on television and at live venues. 

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Carly Drummond

Tax Manager

As a Chartered Tax Adviser, Carly specialises in suggesting pro-active tax strategies and solutions to business owners, in addition to advising clients on IHT, Trusts and Estates.  Upon completion of her training, Carly moved into the Agriculture sector where she has developed a keen interest in helping farming families to resolve the sensitive issue of succession.  Her thorough approach, attention to detail and creative thought process has assisted many faming families through this potentially delicate time.

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John Coverdale

Partner

John joined MHA MacIntyre Hudson in March 2008 as an audit partner and acts for a variety of corporate clients including companies involved in construction and real estate, financial services (including FCA regulated companies), media and entertainment (including book and music publishers), professional partnerships,  and the not-for-profit sector.

He has a number of Technology clients, particularly start-ups and growing companies, advising them on a range of issues. He has also assisted with a number of successful Technology Strategy Board applications for funding.

In his spare time he is a keen cyclist and aspiring duathlete.

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Stuart Chipperfield

Tax Director

Stuart is a Chartered Tax Advisor and has been with MHA MacIntyre Hudson since 2013, he has worked within private client tax for over 16 years.

Having started his career with HM Revenue & Customs he has gained useful insight into ‘the other side of the fence’. Stuart has particular experience helping clients involved in the healthcare, legal and property sectors deal with their Income Tax, Inheritance Tax and Capital Gains Tax issues. He also advises individuals on residence and domicile issues including the use of Trust structures.

Stuart prides himself on his attentive and friendly demeanour which he believes helps build trusting and long lasting relationships with his clients.

Outside of work Stuart is a keen cricketer and is actively involved in the running of his local club.

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What they say about us

With MHA MacIntyre Hudson’s support, our business has been very successful since we started three years ago. Simon Burke - Dalbergia Group

What they say about us

SilverLining UK very highly recommends MHA MacIntyre Hudson for all your company’s financial accounting needs.Our corporation has worked with MHA MacIntyre Hudson for the last 4 years. They are truly the best at what they do.They continually provide timely and excellent service and go ‘above and beyond' for their client. Their knowledge, communication skills and professional qualifications are of the highest quality and standards. SilverLining UK - Construction Sector