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Alan Pearce

Alan Pearce



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+44 (0)20 7544 8848

The quality of the work we produce and the team effort we all put in here at Blick Rothenberg, makes it a very rewarding place to work.

I am a specialist VAT partner. I joined Blick Rothenberg in June 2006 having worked previously for two major international accountancy firms and HM Customs & Excise.

I specialise in helping my clients to mitigate the impact of VAT by identifying opportunities to make VAT savings, as well as advising them on how to manage business risks and potential exposure to VAT, interest and its associated penalties.

I have particular experience in helping businesses with the VAT implications associated with their property assets, as well as transactions involving EU cross-border and international trade in goods and services.

I have assisted clients with their appeals to Tribunal and provide assistance to the legal profession on VAT cases concerning both civil and criminal prosecutions. I also regularly speak at internal and external seminars on various VAT-related topics.

One of the highlights of my career has been winning a dispute with HMRC which had a significant positive impact on my client – a further education college for whom I saved over £1m in VAT.

I am Welsh born and bred and use my passion for rugby as an excuse to get back to my roots for matches in Cardiff whenever possible.

Specialist areas

  • Mitigating the impact of VAT
  • Identifying opportunities to make VAT savings
  • Helping clients to manage business risks and exposure to VAT

Qualifications and positions of note

  • VAT Practitioners Group

I am based at

Covent Garden

28 June 2019

VAT domestic reverse charge in the construction industry

Businesses in the construction industry will need to apply a domestic reverse charge on payments subject to the Construction Industry Scheme (CIS).

28 May 2019

VAT rules shake up will see more overseas companies having to register for VAT

Companies that have been allowed to reclaim VAT on goods they are importing, despite not owning them, will no longer be allowed to do so.

19 June 2017

Did you know that VAT on your business related costs can be reclaimed?

Value Added Tax (VAT) is a general sales tax, imposed on the consumption of goods and services in all 28 EU Member States.