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

Tony’s recent articles

VAT deferral – Cancel your VAT direct debit!

VAT deferral – Cancel your VAT direct debit!

VAT Deferral - Cancel your VAT direct debit! The Chancellor has announced that VAT payments can be deferred for the next 3 months. All VAT-registered UK businesses are eligible for the deferral. If your business normally pays VAT by direct debit, you will need to...

Hawsons are here to help COVID-19

Hawsons are here to help COVID-19

During this difficult time Hawsons are here to help and support their clients as best they can The Government has announced new measures to help businesses through this difficult time. The first being the tax helpline to support businesses affected by coronavirus. If...

NHS England will protect pharmacies income in the COVID-19 pandemic

NHS England will protect pharmacies income in the COVID-19 pandemic

NHS England will protect pharmacies income in the Covid-19 pandemic The CEO of NHS England and the NHS chief operating office have announced that community pharmacies in England will be protected during the COVID-19 pandemic. Guidance on claiming the additional...

Bank of England Update for Businesses and Households

Bank of England Update for Businesses and Households

Bank of England Update for Businesses and Households During this difficult time for businesses and households the Bank of England have put together a list of sites where you can find the latest updates from the Government. The following has been circulated by the bank...

Hawsons Business Continuity Plan

Hawsons Business Continuity Plan

Hawsons Business Continuity Plan We are currently in the middle of what is now being referred to as a global pandemic. This is causing a significant amount of interruption for businesses globally and looks set to continue in the coming weeks and months. We have...

HLB’s Inaugural survey of business leaders is now available

HLB’s Inaugural survey of business leaders is now available

During the last few months of 2019 Hawsons and many other firms helped HLB conduct a survey where they spoke to business leaders across the globe to gather their insights into the changing world of business as we enter a new decade. HLB The Global Advisory and...

VAT – Post 31 January 2020

VAT – Post 31 January 2020

Even though the UK is leaving the EU on 31 January 2020, the transition period to 31 December 2020 means that there will be no VAT changes, in terms of paper work and process.  From 1 January 2021 – the UK will have imports and exports of goods (to EU countries)...

Charities and VAT

Charities and VAT

CHARITIES AND VAT It is wrong to assume that Charities get special VAT treatment, however they do benefit from VAT relief on the purchase of some goods and services. They can also get a VAT exemption on income from fundraising events as long as certain conditions are...

Top 10 Errors at VAT Inspections

Top 10 Errors at VAT Inspections

Top 10 Errors at VAT Inspections VAT inspections used to be a fairly regular occurrence for VAT registered business owners and were often viewed as a terrifying and potentially costly experience. Whilst the regularity of VAT inspections has decreased significantly...

Hawsons makes history after 165 years in business

Hawsons Chartered Accountants is 165 years old Hawsons Chartered Accountants was founded in the city of Sheffield in 1854 – more than 25 years before the creation of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales – by Alfred Allott and John Hewett....

Solicitors “SEARCH”ing For Answers

Solicitors “SEARCH”ing For Answers

For new updated guidance please see article from THE LAW SOCIETY re-research fees. New guidance has been issued by the Law Society about whether items may be treated as disbursements for VAT purposes. The guidance, dated 8 October 2019, follows previous guidance by...

Domestic reserve charge for construction services to be delayed

Domestic reserve charge for construction services to be delayed

Domestic reserve charge for construction to be delayed  The domestic reserve charge was supposed to come into action on 1 October 2019. However, representatives from the construction industry have raised concerns that some companies are not ready for the changes....

Credit Where Credit’s Due

Credit Where Credit’s Due

CREDIT WHERE CREDIT’S DUE This note explains HMRC’s new rules from 1 September 2019 for adjustments to VAT following increases or reductions in the price of goods or services. Reason for the change There is evidence that some businesses are trying to use the current...

Exporters Need to be Prepared for a Potential no Deal Brexit

Exporters Need to be Prepared for a Potential no Deal Brexit

Exporters need to be prepared for a potential no-deal Brexit Deal or no-Deal Exporters need to be prepared If/When the UK leaves the EU, the rules on the shipment of goods will change. Shipping goods from the UK to EU member states will be known as exports rather than...

A domestic VAT reverse charge will be introduced from 1 October 2019

A domestic VAT reverse charge will be introduced from 1 October 2019

A domestic reverse charge will be introduced from 1 October 2019 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...

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