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Human Capital Advisory

Our Human Capital Advisory services team can assist you in all aspects of employee related issues including:

  • Employment tax advice and compliance
  • Equity incentive scheme selection, design and implementation
  • Global mobility
  • Immigration assistance
  • A broad range of HR services to support your business objectives

Our specialist Human Capital Advisory team are a specific dedicated team drawn from key services such as employment tax, global mobility, share incentives and HR solutions. This multidisciplinary team offers a complete service for all your workforce planning and management.

As an employer, people are your greatest assets and at MHA MacIntyre Hudson, we understand your needs and stay at the forefront of changes in employment regulation, to deliver the best advice and guidance for the unique requirements of the workforce of your business.

Employment tax advice

Employment tax risk is an important area to consider. Our tax specialists can help with all aspects of employment tax including the latest on IR35. With our help you will be able to create and manage efficient employment tax strategies and gives you the confidence that any tax obligations for your business are dealt with effectively and efficiently.

We can help you in all areas including:

  • Employer compliance and interactions with HMRC
  • PAYE and payroll health-checks
  • Employment status and IR35
  • Tax issues relating to mobile workers
  • Termination payment tax advice
  • Salary sacrifice arrangements and benefits advice
  • National Minimum Wage and National Living Wage advice and compliance
  • Guidance on off-payroll workers in both the public and private sector
  • Construction Industry Scheme compliance
  • Company car fleet reviews

Share incentive scheme implementation

It is important to ensure that you motivate and reward your key employees correctly to ensure long-term growth for your business. We can help you decide and design what is best for your business, whether it is HMRC tax advantaged plans such as:

or equity arrangements which combine reward effectiveness with tax efficiencies using the general tax rules such as:

Our service combines tax advice, company and share valuation work as well as the legal drafting needed to implement your selected equity incentive plan.  We can also assist you in the associated HMRC annual reporting requirements for whatever plans you decide to implement.

Global workforce mobility

In today’s business environment employers find themselves managing an increasingly international workforce. Cross-border employment creates complexity from a tax, social security and payroll perspective.

Through our membership of Baker Tilly International, we can help you with the following:

  • International assignment or secondment structuring
  • UK employees moving overseas
  • Foreign nationals coming to work in the UK
  • Business visitor tracking
  • Cross-border commuters
  • Non-resident directors
  • Foreign-based employees of UK companies

We can help you work through the challenges of global mobility to ensure all compliance obligations are met and that any planning opportunities are considered.

Workforce immigration assistance

Ensuring that individuals have the legal right to work in the country is critical. We can help support you in achieving this when you have foreign nationals working for you.

We can help you with the following:

  • Analysis of the individual’s position
  • Sponsorship Licence applications
  • Resident Labour Market Test
  • Tier 2 (General) and Tier 2 (Intra Company Transfer) visa applications
  • Spousal visa applications
  • EU workers’ applications for settled status

We have been appointed as an Office of the Immigration Services Commissioner (OISC) registered advisor for the UK Government scheme since January 2017.

HR outsourcing services

Your business may not be big enough to warrant a full-time HR department but you will still have HR issues you haven’t got the time or expertise to deal with. We can help in all aspects of transactional HR support including:

  • Provision of compliant Contracts of Employment and HR policies
  • Advice on any employee relations issues e.g. disciplinary, grievance, performance, absence, family-friendly leave etc
  • Managing restructures, redundancy situations, consultations or TUPE transfers
  • Performance management and appraisal process design and implementation
  • On-site support at employee meetings in respect of any of the above
  • Managing recruitment and selection needs
  • Gender Pay Gap Reporting
  • Complete outsourcing of all HR support services

We can also help you in more strategic HR support such as organisational structure and strategy; setting of KPIs; cultural and behavioural guidance (e.g. in respect of absence) to maximise the effectiveness of your organisation.

Find out more

Please contact us to discuss your human capital advisory needs and find out more about how we can assist you and your employees. 

As well as human capital advice our firm can advise and assist on related areas such as payroll, pension auto-enrolment and employee ownership.

Key contact

Partner
David Wignall

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Meet the team

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Jane Walker-Smith

Partner

Jane is a ‘fellow’ member of the CIPD and has a strong academic background. She has over 17 years of experience in the HR field and joined MHA MacIntyre Hudson in June 2008, having previously held senior roles at an international top 6 Law Firm, an IT & recruitment consultancy and a construction company.

Her role involves overseeing HR and training across all of MHA MacIntyre Hudson's 14 offices, looking at innovative and effective ways to improve business performance through the people within the firm. She also heads up the HR consultancy and training arm of the practice and has significant experience dealing with all aspects of client work.

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Colin O’Kane

HR Consultant

Colin has over 13 years’ experience in the HR field having worked in the Financial Services, Telecommunications, Retail and Airline sectors. He joined MHA Macintyre Hudson in June 2019 and is a HR Generalist qualified as an Associate CIPD member since 2004.

Colin advises a wide range of clients from across the firm on the entire spectrum of HR issues, from employment contracts and day to day people management issues including sickness, disciplinary and grievance issues to more complex projects such as redundancy exercises.

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Richard Maitland

Partner

Richard joined MHA MacIntyre Hudson in 2019 with 18 years of experience in the field of human capital, gained from his roles in the Big 4.

He leads the national employment tax team within our Human Capital Advisory practice, as well as specialising in national minimum wage issues.  

Richard has deep experience in the issues faced by employers across the key employment tax areas of payroll, expenses and benefits. He also specialises in employment tax status, an area which continues to present shifting and complex challenges to clients.

Richard helps employers design and implement flexible benefits programmes that support their recruitment and retention agendas. Richard has also worked with clients across the retail, gig economy and business services sectors in the field of national minimum wage compliance.

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Chris Blundell

Partner

Chris has almost 30 years experience in the field of tax advice having joined what was then the Inland Revenue from Manchester University via BT. Since then in his time at both KPMG and Ernst and Young, he has worked with businesses large and small, listed and private, UK-based and international.

He has worked with companies and organisations in all sectors: large insurance companies, international technology companies and hotel and leisure companies to name a few. He heads up the Technology group in London and works with Technology companies large and small on all tax and financial matters that affect such companies at different stages of their growth cycle. He advises his clients on all manner of UK and overseas taxes that affect them and their employees through their employment of staff, both senior and junior. Issues like share incentives, the operation of PAYE, the application of National Insurance, the Construction Industry Scheme and company car fleet taxation are familiar territory for him.

Chris joined Maclntyre Hudson in 2011 from Mazars LLP where he headed up their London Employment Tax Services team. He is a Chartered Tax Adviser and a member of the Chartered Institute of Tax.

Outside work he has the cross to bear of being an avid supporter of West Ham football club. He carries this burden with characteristic equanimity and good humour.

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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