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Neil Brackstone, Tax Partner

I am a Businesses Tax partner covering the Thames Valley and West region for BDO.

I work with groups to manage their tax affairs, providing both tax advisory and compliance services, to maximise their opportunities and minimise their risks as they grow and execute their plans. My clients include listed, private equity backed and large privately owned businesses. 

In working with clients, I use my 20 years’ plus experience to understand a business and its plan, to identify how I can help from a tax perspective. This includes expansion overseas, reorganisations, acquisitions and disposals, and tax reporting and compliance. I believe that the most effective advice is provided in real time rather than after the event, so it is important to speak regularly. 

I have particular expertise working with clients operating internationally, and helping businesses claiming innovation reliefs such as R&D and Patent Box, often advising how they create and manage their IP (Intellectual Property) to maximise both the tax and commercial benefits. Working with businesses innovating and developing new technologies is a real passion for me. 

I am Member of both the Institute of Chartered Accountants of England and Wales and Chartered Institute of Tax Advisors, and ADIT qualified.  My role also involves regularly speaking at Seminars and Webinars. 

Outside of work I enjoy following Formula One, walking and surfing with my family, which helps me stay fresh to make a difference at work.