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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.

Tel: 07881 804171
Email: bpowell@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 their 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 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.

Tel: 07825 593059
Email: tomjsmith@deloitte.co.uk


Sandeep Dey, Indirect Tax Consultant, Deloitte

Sandeep Dey, Indirect Tax Consultant, Deloitte

Sandeep is a Consultant in the Deloitte Indirect Tax team, having joined in 2018. He has since completed his ACA qualification. ​He works within the government and public sector teams, with has experience of advising a variety of clients within this space, including local authorities, housing associations and universities. He currently supports the delivery of the CIPFA/Deloitte tax advisory service. He has also provided VAT training sessions to local authority and public sector bodies, outlining the key areas that they should be aware of and how they can manage their VAT responsibilities.