Luke Webster - Senior Manager (VAT)

"I enjoy making people’s lives easier. VAT is complicated at the best of times. My job is to ease that burden, allowing clients to focus on what they do best.”

Luke joined Buzzacott in 2020 and is a Senior Manager in our VAT Consultancy team.

He works with a wide range of clients from not-for-profit organisations, to large corporates and everything in between. Luke helps his clients with VAT liability of income, VAT recovery and navigating the VAT rules on their behalf, while explaining the effect on their circumstances. Luke prides himself on being able to explain complex issues in a way that those who aren’t VAT professionals are able to understand and apply.

As part of the VAT Consultancy team, Luke provides a range of services from VAT registration applications, to consultancy on complex liability issues. One of the team’s most popular offerings is a full VAT review, which involves looking at all aspects of a business’s VAT accounting, ensuring compliance and identifying opportunities for VAT optimisation. Luke has experience of working at HMRC, like many other members of the VAT team, which enables him to advise clients that are subject to HMRC enquiries or disputes. 

Throughout Luke’s 17 years’ experience in VAT, he has gained significant experience in the not-for-profit, land and property, financial services, imports/exports, education and M&A sectors. Before Buzzacott, Luke spent 10 years at HMRC in a variety of VAT roles and served as a tax specialist for some of the largest businesses in the UK. He also worked at a big four accountancy firm, as well as a top 20 accountancy firm, dealing with VAT compliance and consultancy across all sectors.

Outside of Buzzacott, Luke is a football fan and enjoys playing golf (determined to get his handicap back down to single figures) and spending time with family.

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