Nathan Winnall – joins our Capital Allowances team

We are delighted to announce the arrival of Nathan Winnall. Nathan has been providing capital allowances advice for over 20 years and has a particular specialism in complex projects. He will be a much valued addition to our Capital allowances team.

Nathan is an Associate at The Fiscal Incentives Group having previously trained as a Quantity Surveyor before moving into the field of Property Tax in 2001. He worked at AECOM in the Banking, Tax and Finance team for 15 years advising clients exclusively on Capital Allowances.

Nathan has extensive experience in managing and preparing claims for Capital Allowances on a varied range of projects including office, industrial, retail, hotel, sports stadia and healthcare properties. He has provided tax depreciation analysis and planning advice to both corporate and private clients on fiscal allowances in relation to property and plant and machinery.

He specialises in large complex projects, including the management, preparation and subsequent HMRC negotiations for the £1 billion redevelopment of Liverpool City Centre now known as Liverpool One.

With three young children his spare time is limited but he does enjoy watching live music, following Wolverhampton Wanderers and is also a keen member of a local rackets club.

Q&A

Most Memorable Project?

Purchase claim of the Football Associations headquarters in Soho Square. Conducting a survey identifying qualifying plant and machinery whilst walking past Sven-Goran Eriksson in his office was a little distracting.

Most Rewarding Project?

Paradise Street, Liverpool. People may be more familiar with this project as Liverpool One. It is a mixed use scheme of 37 buildings providing retail, residential, leisure, two hotels, a bus station and 3,000 car parking spaces.

My involvement with this project began in 2006 where initially the level of information required and the sheer scale of the project was extremely daunting. Through regular meetings with both the client and their professional advisors, we were able to establish a clearer picture of the project and maximise their tax savings.

The outcome was very favourable and I was able to identify circa £100million of Capital Allowances comprising a mix of plant and machinery allowances, enhanced capital allowances, hotel building allowances and business premises renovation allowances.

As part of our exercise we also entered into negotiations with HMRC and were able to provide evidence that our client was of a low risk status with HMRC to enable us to deliver greater certainty that allows for future tax planning.

Most Bizarre Survey?

Cardiff & Glamorgan Crematorium. Luckily it is not every day you are asked to undertake a capital allowance claim on a crematorium! A fairly routine survey of the completed development became slightly strange when moving to the ‘back of house’ areas. Seeing the large furnace used to cremate the bodies with a que of coffins waiting to go in was a tad unnerving!

Any favourite line from a movie?

Where we’re going, we don’t need roads (Back to the Future).

What one food do you wish had zero calories?

Curry.

What phobias do you have?

Heights.

Where would you like to go on a dream vacation?

Maldives.

Are you messy or organised?

Bit of both.

Best holiday you’ve been on?

Mexico.

Three people (dead or alive) you would invite to a dinner party?

Pele, John Lennon and Neil Armstrong.

If your organisation had a theme song, what would it sound like?

‘Shiny happy people’ by REM.

Describe yourself in three words

A lovely bloke.