Jon is a proactive, efficient and insightful tax adviser who uses his considerable experience to help established businesses to continue their growth.
He is adept at assisting a range of entrepreneurial clients, from high net worth individuals to large companies on national and global scales.
Jon takes pride in being able to benefit every client no matter what their size or situation. He values a personal approach which enables him to get to know his clients’ goals and home in on opportunities for them to grow in an ever changing tax landscape.
Jon advises on tax-efficient planning in areas including:
- Mergers & acquisitions
- Group reorganisations
- Methods of profit extraction
- Exit planning
- International Tax
Areas of tax where Jon provides consultancy include:
- R&D tax credits
- Property tax
- Share schemes
- Inheritance tax
- Using the Enterprise Investment Scheme (EIS) and Seed Enterprise Investment Scheme (Seed EIS)
- International tax
- Shipping Tax
- Tax dispute resolution
Jon is a chartered accountant and also a chartered tax adviser. Jon has 30 years of experience included periods as a tax partner at large accountancy firms, such as Deloitte and Grant Thornton, and as an independent tax consultant.
During his career, Jon has specialised in particular in shipping, telecommunications, property, technology companies, publishing and business media but has experience in many other industries. He was a founder member of the Tonnage Tax Practitioners’ Committee that advised the UK Government on the UK’s introduction of tonnage tax in 2000. Jon writes the tonnage tax commentary for the CCH British Tax Reporter.
Jon has also written extensively for Croner on tax planning and corporate tax and is a member of the Corporation Tax technical committee of the Chartered Institute of Taxation.
Skier, sailor and musician
In his spare time, Jon is an accomplished musician who performs on the piano and trombone, although he finds it tricky to do both at the same time.
When the great outdoors beckons, Jon enjoys skiing and yachting, although he also finds it tricky to do both at the same time.