Meet the team
Whether you are an individual or a business who need advice direct or an accounting practice or law firm without in house tax expertise we are here for you as Your Tax Partners.
YTP is a stand alone business focussed on Tax. We have a team of specialists covering every tax there is and well established links to high profile tax counsel or tax barristers if opinions are needed.
We have a team working with our specialist planners – Becca Brown, Sophie Claughton, and Paige Rowe – to help deliver the projects and advice for clients when it is needed.
The key team members include:
Gordon McCaw - Director
Gordon provides creative tax advice and planning ideas to individuals and businesses. Gordon believes in a holistic approach to tax planning, factoring in VAT, SDLT, CGT, Income Tax, Inheritance Tax and Corporation Tax into strategic advice. Gordon is regularly invited to present on tax to local networking groups and other organisations, his expertise is well known. He is a Chartered Tax Advisor and enjoys helping people to ensure they pay no more tax than is absolutely necessary.
Ruth McCalley - Tax Consultant
Ruth is a CTA qualified tax advisor who has varied tax experience helping personal and business clients with their tax affairs. Some of the ways Ruth has been reducing client’s tax liabilities recently has been through planning income extraction, research and development claims, patent box claims, reducing SDLT liabilities and restructuring buy to let portfolios.
Outside of work, Ruth enjoys running, attending exercise classes and travelling as much as possible!
Daniel Martin - Tax Associate
Daniel is a Chartered Tax Adviser with over 15 years' experience of providing creative tax solutions. He is a commercially orientated tax specialist, who strongly believes that tax must be understood and planned for, but shouldn’t be the main driver in a business decision.
Daniel specialises in:
- Helping business owners develop the right structure for their business now and for the future
- Helping businesses use the tax tools available them, to recruit, reward and retain the right people to help their business grow
- Helping people and businesses make full use the tax reliefs they are entitled to
- Helping people and businesses navigate a successful path through HMRC tax investigations; minimising both the tax impact and the stress that they can cause.
Daniel would be glad to chat through any business situation to help identify areas of tax opportunity.
David Miller - VAT & Duty Specialist
David has been involved with VAT and Customs for over 25 years, both within HM Revenue & Customs as a Customs officer and then as a VAT officer and, since 1999, as a VAT & Customs consultant.
As well as being very experienced in assisting clients with VAT issues, David specialises in assisting importers, in particular, to operate as efficiently as possible in respect of imports and exports.
His recent work has included assisting one importer with the removal of a £1.2M import VAT and import duty bill, recovering £140,000 overpaid duty for another importer - which also included securing a ruling that ensures a further £280,000 will be saved - and assisting an educational institution recover almost £50,000 in overpaid VAT and duty, as well as advising on how to make changes to their system to avoid the need for future claims.
David has also advised a number of businesses in respect of seeking AEO status (Authorised Economic Operator) which is an ever-more important consideration for importers, exporters and logistics firms.
Away from the office, David likes to watch [but not play] all sports, but especially following the trials and tribulations of both West Ham United & St Helens Rugby League Club, as well as spending time at his holiday home in Northumberland.