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UNW further expands its specialist tax offering

Newcastle-based chartered accountancy and business advisory firm UNW has announced another specialist addition to its Employment Taxes team with the appointment of David Paul as Senior Manager.

In recent years, the Newcastle-based firm has continued to invest in its Employment Tax offering, which operates alongside a number of other specialisms within UNW.

Led by Lee Muter, the only employment taxes partner based in the region, and aided by Paul Tucker, who joined the firm in 2020 and is Vice Chair of the Chartered Institute of Taxation (CIOT), the team provides clients with advice and support on all aspects of employment tax from both a compliance and advisory perspective.

David brings a wealth of experience to UNW, having started his career in HM Revenue & Customs before working in Big 4 practice for more than twenty years, leaving EY as an Associate Partner in December 2021. David is originally from the North East, but has spent most of his career working in the Midlands.

He provides support and advice to employers across all sectors covering areas such as managing task risk and implementing tax efficient arrangements. He also covers a range of employment tax and associated areas including expenses and benefits, salary sacrifice, tax disclosures and mitigating the risk of HMRC reviews and advises on the intricacies of The Construction Industry Scheme.

On his decision to join UNW, David said: “What appealed to me most about the firm is the strength of its relationships with clients. UNW has a unique brand and a very experienced team that puts client service at the forefront of whatever it does, which is evidenced by some very powerful client testimonials. The team is already strong but has ambitions to continue to grow whilst maintaining this commitment to excellent client service.

“The chance to work alongside Lee and Paul also encouraged me to join the firm, as they are both well-respected experts in their fields. We have already discussed some great ideas to move us forward, and there is a real opportunity here to build a leading service that is highly regarded not only in the North East, but nationally too.”

Lee Muter, Employment Taxes Partner at UNW, added: “David is a nationally renowned employment tax advisor and we are incredibly excited to have him on board. His arrival will only strengthen our already established offering and enhance our ability to help our clients navigate the complexities surrounding employment taxes.”