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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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Mike Ball

Partner

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Rebecca Hughes

Partner

Rebecca has a wide ranging portfolio of clients and enjoys advising on a variety of matters affecting businesses. 

She works with both foreign and UK owned companies, from start-up businesses to large groups. 

As well as working with commercial clients, she is a member of the Not for Profit team and works with many academies and other charitable organisations.

Outside of work, Rebecca spends most of her time with her young family.

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Lisa Sluman

Management services Manager

Lisa joined the firm in 2008 as business services manager of predominately media and entertainment clients following a merger with MGI Midgley Snelling who she started with in 2004. Lisa's role includes arranging day to day financial management, VAT, management accounts and Limited company accounts for media clients.

Before Lisa joined the firm, she worked 15 years for 3 different accountancy practices which dealt with a whole range of medium to small businesses.

Outside of work, Lisa enjoys going to the gym, visiting art galleries, going to the theatre and watching opera.

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Adam Young

Head of Transport & Logistics, Partner

Adam is keenly focused on the success of the clients that he looks after and gives whatever input is required to help them reach their goals.

Operating from the "full service" Northampton office, he can build a team to support clients needs however diverse or demanding. With a client list growing by direct referral, he is always pleased to build fresh relationships.

His background is predominantly advising owner managers, but also acts for many foreign owned groups. His portfolio has broad sector coverage, including Transport, Engineering, Legal, many of which are fast growing.

Adam provides an outsourced accounting function for a growing number of his clients.

He lives locally to the office with his young family and likes to spend his spare time with family and friends, maybe supporting The Saints or England rugby.

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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