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Construction Sector Breakfast Update


1st May 2019
8:30 am - 10:00 am
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1st May 2019 @ 8:30 am - 10:00 am

At our member firm, MHA MacIntyre Hudson’s breakfast update, some of the hot topics affecting the construction sector will be covered, helping you make sure your business is fully informed.

Are you Ready for the New Reverse Charge VAT Rules?

2019 is the year of VAT change for UK businesses. Making Tax Digital for VAT brings new rules for how businesses prepare and submit their VAT returns from April and now HMRC have announced another major change in VAT accounting which wholly impacts the construction and property development sectors.

We will give you the detail about the new reverse charge. We will tell you who is affected, what construction services are covered by the reverse charge and the VAT rates applicable which could be 20%, 5% or zero.

R&D Tax Credits – Can you Claim?

Many construction companies are missing out on cash that they are entitled to as they do not think they “do research and development”. Often, you may be required to be creative and innovative when faced with certain problems, to arrive at a solution that is both effective and cost efficient for you and your client. This work could form the basis of an R&D claim and a tax repayment. We will explain how construction companies can unlock this valuable relief.

IR35 – Off-Payroll Working in the Private Sector

IR35 affects all contractors who do not meet HMRC’s definition of ‘self employment’. Changes which took effect in the public sector in April 2017 are now, as many expected, being extended to the private sector. We will give you an insight into what this means and what to expect.


Alison Horner, Indirect Tax Partner

Alison is a Chartered Tax Adviser who works closely with her clients across the firm to manage the complexities of VAT and to identify VAT savings and opportunities.

As VAT Partner, she has worked with the firm for 15 years and previously worked for Reuters, Deloitte and started her VAT career with HMRC. Alison and her team aim to provide commercial solutions to the issues facing our clients, who are from all types of sectors. In particular Alison enjoys advising on property and construction matters and international trade.

David Wignall, Partner

David specialises in advising clients in the field of Human Capital – his deep specialism is in the area of global mobility, but he has also advised on employment tax issues, global share plan due diligence and human resources strategy. He has led large multinational client relationships, as well as advising many non-domiciled private clients in complex tax planning arrangements. He has a broad industry knowledge working with clients in the financial services, automotive, industrial and aerospace sectors. He has both UK and US tax knowledge which is extremely useful when advising US citizens working in the UK or UK nationals leaving to work in the US.

David’s role at MHA MacIntyre Hudson is to grow and develop an already well established Human Capital Advisory offering.

Francis Hudson, Tax Director

Francis joined MHA MacIntyre Hudson as Tax Director in June 2018 bringing with him over 20 years of knowledge and experience of advising clients on a wide range of UK tax matters.

Having graduated from Cambridge University, Francis qualified at a Berkshire based firm before gaining experience at top six accountancy firms. His clients have varied in size from sole traders up to global corporations, with a special interest in corporate transactions and property matters. He uses his knowledge as both a Chartered Accountant and Chartered Tax Adviser to give his clients clear advice that meets their needs.


  • 08:00 – 08:30: Registration & Breakfast
  • 08:30 – 09:30: Presentation
  • 09:30: Onwards Q&A and Networking

This event is free to attend. To book your place, please click here.