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Mick Verney

Employment Tax Senior Manager, Derby

Main line: 01332 332 021
Direct line: 01332 374 426


I am a Senior Manager in Smith Cooper’s Employment Tax team. I am based in Derby but I work across all of the Smith Cooper offices.

What can I do for your organisation?

Employment tax compliance is now a major focus for HMRC with significant recent changes to the legislation and an investment in their Employer Compliance Inspection teams. I can help you to ensure that you are seen as a proactive and compliant employer by HMRC leading to fewer inspections. I can also help you investigate how you could potentially save money by the effective and compliant introduction of salary sacrifice arrangements.

Experience counts

I have 30 years’ experience in dealing with all aspects of employment tax issues, initially as an HMRC Employer Compliance Inspector and, for the last 18 years, as an advisor with one of the Big 4 accountancy firms. In addition to salary sacrifice arrangements I can provide advice on the tax treatment of benefits in kind, HMRC inspections, travel and subsistence payments, termination payments, employment status and the Construction Industry Scheme.

Deeper knowledge

Whilst dealing with all aspects of employer compliance, I have extensive knowledge of employment status and termination payment issues. For the past 12 years I have also specialized in aspects of the education sector specifically; Universities, Colleges and Academies.

Personally speaking

When not at work I enjoy bird watching, both in this country and abroad. My sons and I are season ticket holders at Nottingham Forest. I was lucky enough to experience the glory years, for them…. they get to hear my stories of the glory years!