In collaboration with Barclays, ACCA has created a series of bite-size webinars that explore how Making Tax Digital for VAT will impact on four sectors - manufacturing, retail, professionals and hospitality. This webinar looks at the impact on the retail sector.


Andy Simpson, Head of Specialist Client Solutions, Barclays Business Banking

Andy is the Head of Specialist Client Solutions at Barclays and supports businesses of all sizes to over day to day challenges they face in four key areas - buying and selling goods and services internationally, managing exposure to exchange rates whilst dealing in multiple currencies, making the most of cash and liquidity in their business, and helping them to use digital whilst also taking steps to protect themselves.

Jason Piper, Senior Manager - Tax and Business Law, ACCA

Jason's experience ranges from offering niche advice to small businesses, to working with international expert groups. A member of the Policy and Insights team dealing with tax and business law, his policy and research interests cover all aspects of business form and their regulation, how they interact with tax systems and the wider economic environment.

He is the face of ACCA at a number of UK Government and EU Commission expert groups on tax and business law matters. He also takes part in meetings organised through the European Federation of Accountants (FEE), the European Association of Craft, Small and Medium Sized Enterprises (SMEUnited) and the Business and Industry Advisory Committee to the OECD (BIAC).

Jason's background includes experience of both working in and giving advice to small businesses from a niche advisory perspective. He has also assisted micro and small businesses in all aspects of structuring and tax disputes with the UK authorities.

He also has international corporate experience, having trained and worked in the Big Four accountancy firms. Latterly he specialised in Finance and Treasury taxes and international structuring.


Your speakers

  • Andy Simpson

    Andy Simpson

    Barclays Business Banking

  • Jason Piper

    Jason Piper

    Senior Manager - Tax and Business Law, ACCA