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One minute with ... Andy Brown

How did you end up in tax?

Pure luck. I was on the books of Norwich City as an U-18 and ended up with what was a career ending injury. I did my rehabilitation at a local gym with one eye on eventually making a comeback and ended up training with a tax partner from Coopers & Lybrand. He suggested that I apply for a role in his team to earn some money whilst I tried to get my fitness levels back. Alas my legs were ruined so here I am!

What are you working on at the moment?

A growing proportion of my team’s time is spent on excise duty related matters at present. HMRC has quite rightly targeted avoidance and evasion of this tax within supply chains. These challenges by HMRC appear to deliver an easy win in terms...

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