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Ben Powell, Lead Partner, Local Government Tax team, Deloitte | LinkedIn Profile

Ben Powell, Lead Partner, Local Government Tax team, Deloitte

Ben is the Lead Partner for Deloitte’s Local Government Tax team, providing advice primarily on VAT but also other taxes such as NNDR, employment taxes and corporation tax. He is a member of the Chartered Institute of Taxation and has over 15 years’ experience advising public sector organisations and a variety of private sector clients. Ben and his team provide advice on structuring, refund claims and compliance issues and have added value to numerous local authorities by reducing indirect tax costs and maximising cashflow through careful planning.

T: 07881 804171 E: bpowell@deloitte.co.uk


Josh Eyre, Consultant, Tax, Deloitte LLP

Josh Eyre, Consultant, Tax, Deloitte LLP

Since joining Deloitte in September 2017, Josh has focussed the majority of his time on local government VAT work and supporting the delivery of the CIPFA/Deloitte tax advisory service. Josh has experience in providing indirect tax advice to public sector bodies and local authorities, covering a wide range of VAT legislation. He has also provided VAT courses to local authorities, outlining the VAT areas a local authority should be aware of, the specifics of each area and how each area applies to a local authority.
T: 0121 696 8584 E: josheyre@deloitte.co.uk


Tom Smith, Director, Global Employer Services (GES), Deloitte

Tom Smith, Director, Global Employer Services (GES), Deloitte

Tom is a Director in the UK-based GES team. He leads the GES offering to the public sector across the UK (including the NHS, central government, local government, housing, charities and education).

He has over 20 years of experience of providing tax advice. For the last 13 of these he specialised in providing employment tax advice to private and public sector clients. He has experience of assisting clients with all areas of employment tax but most notably employment status, CIS, HMRC enquiries, reviewing existing processes and policies to make them more robust, expenses and termination payments.