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Hillier Hopkins VAT principal joins IVA committee

In her new role, Ruth Corkin will serve to ensure that the views and concerns of small and medium sized businesses in the UK are kept up to date with developments in the EU that may affect them

Hillier Hopkins has announced that Ruth Corkin, VAT and indirect tax principal at the firm, has been appointed to the committee of the International VAT Association (IVA).

In her new role, she will serve to ensure that the views and concerns of small and medium sized businesses in the UK are kept up to date with developments in the EU that may affect them.

The IVA has members from across 40 countries and provides a forum for discussion and the sharing of ideas between business, government and national tax administrations including HMRC.

Corkin has been an adviser to the government sitting on its Alternative Arrangements for Northern Ireland Committee and acts a champion for SMEs in accessing HMRC’s systems in order for them to be able to prepare customs declarations.

She said: “Hillier Hopkins has a large client base of entrepreneurs leading successful small and medium sized businesses.

“VAT is a complex tax made more so by Brexit. It is important that the voice of UK business is heard on the international stage, and I am delighted to be appointed to the IVA board.”

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