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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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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.

Outside the office, Gordon is a season-ticket holder at West Ham United and is deputy editor of the popular West Ham website kumb.com, in which capacity he is often invited on to podcasts, tv and radio programmes, usually when the producers cannot find anyone famous to talk to.

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Andreja Okamgba

HR Consultant

Andreja is a human resources specialist and her experience builds on strong academic background. She graduated in Human Sciences with first class honours from UCL and then successfully continued her studies to attain an MSc in Human Resources Management and Organisational Behaviour from Cyprus International Institute of Management. Since returning to the UK she has worked for a law firm progressing to an HR Consultant position.

Andreja brings a wealth of HR experience and enthusiasm to MHA MacIntyre Hudson. She joined our HR team in 2014 and now works as an HR Consultant advising a wide range of clients from across the firm on the whole spectrum of HR issues, from day to day people management issues including sickness, disciplinary and grievance issues, to more complex projects such as redundancy exercises, TUPE transfers and mergers. She carries out HR audits which can be general or specifically scrutinise one of the HR areas such as recruitment process, or disciplinary procedures to provide businesses with an indication of good practice and potential compliance or practical problems that arise from the audit. She also frequently presents on HR topics at MH events and seminars. Andreja has recently successfully completed and Employment law course.

Outside of work Andreja is a bookworm and also loves to travel; she has Canada and Australia marked as possible next destinations.

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Peter Abbott

Expatriate Tax Manager

Peter joined MHA MacIntyre Hudson in January 2019 as Expatriate Tax Manager 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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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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What they say about us

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

What they say about us

The team at MHA MacIntyre Hudson have taken away the burden of the day to day bookkeeping, payroll and CIS work off me. This has enabled me to spend more time working on my business, finding new work, new ideas and ways to be more profitable. Thanks to the help I’ve received, I can see a bright future for me and my company. Luke Day - Complete Wiring Solutions