Andrew Needham is a Chartered Tax and heads VAT Specialists Ltd, Andrew has a degree in Law from UCNW Bangor and is a specialist in indirect taxes. Andrew has over 20 years' experience in VAT having spent 7 years in HM Customs & Excise, firstly as a VAT inspector, then as a departmental trainer, and finally in a headquarters policy unit dealing with the introduction of the EU single market.
After leaving Customs he joined Deloitte & Touche as a VAT consultant in Liverpool and then Manchester, where he qualified as a Chartered Tax Adviser. Andrew then moved to London where he worked on formulating indirect tax planning ideas, writing articles for tax publications, and was author of Deloitte's Weekly VAT News. From Deloitte's, Andrew moved to Ernst & Young in Manchester as a senior indirect tax consultant, where he managed the indirect tax affairs of several multi-national companies.
Andrew is VAT adviser to the Forum of Private Business and represents them quarterly on the Joint VAT Consultative Committee. He is a specialist in international tax, land and property issues and also a lecturer on VAT issues. Andrew is author of Bloomsbury Professional Value Added Tax (previously Tottel's Value Added Tax).
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