Martin Scammell is an independent VAT consultant who has specialised in property and construction matters for the last 30 years. He works with a number of law and accountancy firms, while his personal clients are mostly well-known companies and universities.
Martin started out in VAT policy in Customs & Excise, was a Partner at Ernst & Young where he headed up the VAT real estate group and then became Head of Indirect Tax at Eversheds.
He has been involved in the development of VAT legislation and policy over many years. He currently works with HMRC as technical secretary to the British Property Federation's VAT Committee, an adviser to the British Universities' Finance Directors' Group and a member of HMRC's Joint VAT Consultative Committee and VAT Land and Property Liaison Group. He regularly serves on working parties with HMRC and Treasury officials.
In 2012, Martin was winner in the 'Outstanding Contribution to Indirect Tax' category at the Indirect Tax Awards, sponsored by the Chartered Institute of Taxation.
Author of VAT on Construction, Land and Property
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