Employment tax director
John Williams works in the employment tax team providing compliance and advisory services, with a focus on the employment tax implications resulting from the rapidly changing working landscape, and increasingly the fundamental need for businesses to recruit and retain key talent. This includes advising employers on the application of the ‘off payroll’ working rules, and the use of contractors, as well as international working arrangements.
John’s expertise spans a broad range of sectors including finance, technology, media, and manufacturing. This gives his clients an advantage when it comes to identifying how employment tax and social security rules can impact sectors in different ways. His experience allows him to recognise important areas of risk specific to his clients and offer solutions in line with their individual requirements.
Working closely with small start-ups, public sector organisations and larger corporates, John is well versed in advising finance and HR professionals as well as individuals and is renowned for his supportive approach sensitive to the concerns of clients dealing with employee issues.
John prides himself on getting to know his clients’ businesses and organisations inside out to give him the holistic understanding required for high-level advice and translating complex tax and social security terminology into practical and easy-to-follow guidance.
Having spent most of his career in top 10 accountancy firms, John worked for a number of years advising on personal tax before specialising in employment and expatriate tax, giving him the advantageous ability to advise from the perspective of both the employer and the employee.
John is an active voice in the conversation around developments in tax legislation as a member of the Confederation of British Industry Employment Taxes Working Group, and the HM Revenue and Custom Expatriate Taxes Forum, giving him first-hand insight as to the impact on various business sectors.