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Human Capital Advisory

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

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 non-UK nationals working for you.

We can help you with the following:

  • Analysis of the individual’s position
  • Sponsorship Licence applications
  • Skilled Worker and Intra Company Transfer visa applications
  • Spousal visa applications
  • EU workers’ applications for settled status

We have been appointed by the Office of the Immigration Services Commissioner (OISC) as a registered advisor for Level 1 Immigration Advice and Services 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.

Meet the team

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Stephanie Pote

Senior HR Consultant

Stephanie is an employee relations specialist, qualified as an Associate CIPD member since 1998, with 25 years’ HR experience, 17 of which are in consultancy.

Stephanie joined the HR Solutions team in August 2018 and has advised a range of our clients on areas such as changing terms and conditions, restructure and redundancy, absence and performance management, and disciplinary and grievance issues.  Previously, Stephanie has worked with clients to address organisation-wide absence problems, consultation on changes to benefits packages, and collective redundancy consultation.

Stephanie also works with start-up businesses to put compliant Employment Law documentation in place and can advise on Directors Service Agreements, Contracts for Services, Term Time Only or Annualised Hours Contracts or any other “atypical” Contracts, as well as Settlement Agreements.

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James Kipping

Partner

James is a Tax Partner in the Eastern Region and is our Head of Private Client.

James has been with the firm since 2005 and provides pro-active advice to the firm’s diverse range of clients. 

James covers a wide spectrum of tax issues, both corporate and personal.  Concentrating on owner managed businesses, high net worth individuals and trusts, his expertise covers income tax, capital gains tax and inheritance tax planning as well as corporate tax, including mergers and demergers, acquisitions and MBOs, exit and remuneration planning. 

James’ strength is in maximising opportunities for clients in relation to tax and seeking to recommend solutions that achieve the best conclusion from both a commercial and tax viewpoint.
 

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Gordon Thrower

Senior Tax Manager

An employment tax specialist, Gordon started his tax career with HMRC spending 8 years as part of a special investigation unit before moving across the divide to PwC in 1997. He later moved into mid-tier, picking up a “Best Tax Team Award” in 2010 working alongside Chris Blundell at Mazars.

More recently, Gordon has acted as an in-house consultant for a number of businesses, thus gaining experience from all three sides of the HMRC-Advisor-Business triangle. He has worked across a number of sectors, including education, property, IT, retail, banking, public sector and not-for-profit and has extensive experience of handling negotiations with HMRC.

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Peter Abbott

Global Mobility & Expatriate Tax Senior Manager

Peter joined MHA MacIntyre Hudson in January 2019 as Global Mobility & Expatriate Tax Lead working within the Human Capital Advisory service line.

Peter is a member of the Association of Taxation Technicians (ATT) and has over ten years of experience working in tax, with a focus on expatriate tax and global mobility. Having worked previously at EY and Deloitte, Peter has worked with many different clients of various sizes, from private clients and small to medium businesses to large, international corporations, helping them on a range of advisory and compliance issues.

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