VAT and Customs

Our VAT advice is distinctive in that complex issues are explained in a clear, commercial and pragmatic way, and in a manner much appreciated by clients.

We do not sit on the fence by using the words “might” and “should”, but instead provide definitive advice and opinion.

An added facet to our service is providing VAT advice and support for businesses in disagreement with HMRC, including advocacy in Tax Tribunals. Testament to the high regard people have of our VAT team is the wide range of clients who choose UNW as their retained VAT adviser.

How can we help?

  • Regular VAT returns
  • New VAT registrations and groupings
  • The impact of Brexit
  • Making Tax Digital
  • Tax Investigations & Tribunals

Recent testimonials

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Ramside Hall

John Adamson, Managing Director of Ramside Estates discusses the quality of the advice received from the company's close relationship with UNW.

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Carlisle Refrigeration

Martin Bainbridge, Company Accountant

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Bellway plc

Suzanne McArdle, Group Tax Manager

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Our VAT and Customs team

With two senior members of our team having previously worked in dedicated positions in HMRC and local authorities, the VAT team at UNW are extremely well placed to provide high quality advice on any VAT related topic that you may require.

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Our long-standing relationship with UNW has proved extremely fruitful, especially in terms of overseas VAT advice post-Brexit, with Mark Hetherington and his team providing timely and clear advice.
Martin Bainbridge,  Company Accountant - Carlisle Refrigeration Ltd.
We found UNW to be highly efficient, totally customer focused and clear in communicating complex issues that arose.
Patricia Birley MBE. FSA. DL,  Director - Roman Vindolanda Fort and Museum
I can’t thank the VAT team at UNW enough for their meticulous and dedicated approach to the tribunal. They were extremely supportive throughout the process, and I would recommend them to anyone else that found themselves in a similar position to ours.
Jonathan Bell,  Partner - Tyne Valley Motorhomes