Tony Nickson

VAT Consultant, Sheffield

After 20 years of working in the VAT office, Tony has gained a wealth of knowledge of VAT processes, including VAT visits to customers, client education, VAT repayments, and error corrections.

Tony provides practical VAT advice to a wide range of clients in numerous business sectors and advises on matters relating to sole proprietors, partnerships and corporate bodies on all VAT issues including exporting, importing or providing goods/services within the UK. European Union dispatches and acquisitions can also be advised upon. He also has a good knowledge of HMRC’s penalty system.

Tony Nickson

VAT Consultant, Sheffield

0114 266 7141

[email protected] 

Tony’s recent articles

What are Freeports? VAT implications

A Freeport is designed to attract major domestic and international investment, these hubs of enterprise will allow places to carry out business inside a country’s land border but where different customs rules apply.​ At a Freeport, imports can enter with simplified...

New Penalty Regime for VAT Returns

The budget has confirmed that HMRC is to introduce a new penalty regime for VAT. The new system will be in place for VAT returns beginning on or after 1 April 2022. Currently, late submission and payment of VAT returns are penalised by a single default surcharge. For...

Charity Skydive with Hawsons

Hawsons continue to support and fundraise for local charities as Aimee Smith and Dalia Qarawi threw themselves out of their comfort zones for the Paediatrics Department at Northampton General Hospital. The charity skydive took place on 19 September 2021 at the Hinton...

VAT changes for sales to EU from 1 July 2021

The European Union is making changes to the VAT treatment of supplies of goods and services to EU non business customers. These changes take effect from 1 July 2021. Goods Under the existing rules sales of goods by non-EU businesses to the EU, customers are not...

VAT Partial Exemption Changes

To ensure the continuation of fairness HMRC has decided to implement an accelerated process when it comes to VAT Partial Exemptions. This accelerated process will allow businesses to request changes to their VAT Partial Exemption methods due to Covid-19. To submit a...

Two Promotions at Hawsons Doncaster office

The Partners of Hawsons are pleased to announce two new promotions at the firm’s Doncaster office. Effective from 1 April 2021 Dan Wood is promoted to Partner and James Snipe to Audit Manager.   Dan WoodDan trained and qualified as a Chartered Accountant with...

Budget 2021: 5% VAT rate for hospitality extended

The Chancellor has confirmed that the following supplies will continue to be charged at 5% instead of 20% until 30 September 2021. To help businesses manage the transition back to the standard rate, a 12.5% rate will then apply for a further six months, until 31 March...

Domestic VAT reverse charge introduced from 1 March 2021

Domestic VAT reverse charge introduced from 1 March 2021

A domestic reverse charge will be introduced from 1 March 2021 to tackle VAT fraud in the construction industry. Tony Nickson, VAT Consultant at Hawsons, explains what this will mean for businesses. What is a reverse charge? In a nutshell the reverse charge is where...

A New VAT Deferral Payment Scheme has just Opened

HMRC have confirmed that businesses that deferred VAT payments between March and June 2020 will be eligible to join the new scheme where they can pay the deferred VAT in smaller monthly instalments. This will now give businesses the option to pay their deferred VAT in...

Rebrand 2021 | When better than now?

Hawsons are delighted to introduce our new rebranded logo. The sleek design fits in with the image we aim to give our clients and connections, of a professional, high-quality multi-disciplinary Accountancy and Business Advisory Firm. Our new brand incorporates our...

VAT Deferral Guidance

HMRC has issued some guidance to taxpayers that deferred their VAT payments between 20 March and 30 June 2020 and still have payments to make. HMRC is advising taxpayers who deferred their VAT payments to: pay the deferred VAT in full on or before 31 March 2021 or opt...

Brexit Business VAT Guide

Brexit Deal – A VAT guide for businesses.   The UK and EU have completed a deal so that trade can be done between the two entities without tariffs or quotas. However, further negotiations are on-going, for example in the area of services where there is currently...

Get prepared for the end of the Brexit transitional period

It is time to prepare for the end of the Brexit transitional period. Whilst the United Kingdom officially left the European Union (EU) on 31 January 2020, this prompted the start of an 11-month transitional period during which time the UK remains part of the Single...

Chancellor announces further financial help

Furlough Scheme extended until March 2021 The Chancellor Rishi Sunak has recently announced that the furlough scheme will be extended until the end of March 2021. This comes just a few days after the government announced the scheme would be extended until 2 December...

HLB Communities Day – Food Bank Collection

HLB Communities Day Today our international network HLB is holding its annual communities day in an effort to support local communities during their COVID-19 recovery. In previous years Hawsons staff have had a day out volunteering at various local charities across...