VAT Specialist Alex Millar Appointment


Garbutt + Elliott has boosted its VAT service offering with the appointment of leading VAT specialist Alex Millar as a senior consultant.

Alex is one of the leading VAT experts in the UK, and brings with him a vast wealth of experience having worked in the industry for 19 years.  Since 2010, Alex has worked as a freelance VAT consultant and is a published author, having contributed to Tolley’s VAT Planning and Tolley’s Value Added Tax.

Alex has experience within several of Garbutt + Elliott’s key sectors, in particular the charity sector, and will head the firm’s VAT team, working alongside the existing tax team, comprising 12 people.  Alex’s strong technical knowledge of UK taxation complements the firm’s existing expertise in all aspects of VAT compliance and planning, and allows Garbutt + Elliott to offer high level VAT consultancy to owner-managed businesses and to other smaller accountancy practices.

Commenting on his appointment, Alex said: “Garbutt + Elliott is a very well regarded firm, certainly among the best accountancy practices in the North of England with a reputation that belies its size.  I was attracted by the quality of the client roster and the work the firm already undertakes, and am looking forward to heading a talented team and working with my fellow tax specialists.”

Thanks to Alex’s appointment, Garbutt + Elliott is able to help clients throughout Yorkshire with all aspects of VAT compliance and planning including complex matters such as international transactions, construction and property, and advising charities on VAT recovery, partial exemption and non-business activities.

Welcoming Alex to the firm, Garbutt + Elliott’s managing partner, Russell Turner, said: “Alex adds a very significant string to our bow with his in-depth knowledge of VAT and we are very privileged to have brought in an expert of his calibre.  Alex’s appointment as an in-house VAT specialist places us alongside much larger firms such as Deloitte and KPMG and allows us to offer a first-class service to our clients that they would struggle to find at other firms of a similar size.”