How a VAT specialist is getting up to speed with the UK-EU Trade Agreement

January 12, 2021

An Experts Guide to Exporting in 2021


Ellen Main-Jeffrey is the second of speaker announced for Going for Global Growth 2021 on the 26th January.

Ellen is a VAT specialist at Just VAT. Her background in VAT started with HM Customs and Excise (prior to its merger with the Inland Revenue) where she was a senior officer in VAT. Since then she has held senior positions in VAT within the major international accountancy firms of KPMG, PWC and EY, working in London, Birmingham and Warsaw. Ellen is a Chartered Tax Adviser and also a member of the VAT Practitioners Group, where she is secretary for the St Paul’s Chapter in the city of London.

Ellen will be discussing the new rules concerning Import VAT following the EU-exit, and letting you know of any VAT changes to watch out for in 2021 including the launch of the EU’s Import One Stop Shop. We asked Ellen why it is important to get up to speed with the new rules.

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Online Event: Going for Global Growth 2021 – 
26th January 2021
14:00 – 15:30

Are you wondering how you will trade globally post-transition?

The Export Academy from the Department for International Trade, in collaboration with the West Midlands Growth Hubs, invites you to join this exciting event on export and international trade in 2021!

Now we’ve passed the 1st January, you might be wondering how the UK will continue to trade with the rest of the world following the deal. If you’re new to exports or if you were thinking of exporting, the new rules might feel very daunting to you. Trading internationally can be a straightforward process and with the right knowledge and support you can still continue to grow your business globally post transition.

To kick off the new year, we’ll be hosting a webinar to answer all of your transition questions surrounding paperwork, travel and overcoming logistical issues. We’ll start the event with a round up of the new rules and what this means for your business. You’ll be invited to submit your questions prior to the event, which will put out to our panel of trade experts to help you gain insights on how the new rules may affect your business. We’ll also be joined by a guest speaker to share with you their journey and offer some tips to overcoming barriers and challenges you may face along the way.



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