Stephen Hall is a tax partner for Deloitte and leads the North East tax practice as well as being the private client tax lead for Yorkshire and the North East.
Originally from Durham, he has been with Deloitte for 22 years and a partner since 2008. There is a 200- strong team in Newcastle containing 40 tax specialists.
Specialising in individual private tax matters, a question to ‘Your Money’ will give entrepreneurs, business owners and individuals, access to that experience and the significant resource that Deloitte offers in the region and more widely as part of an international network.
Covering all aspects from VAT, stamp duty and tax investigations to share valuations and employment tax, Stephen and his team can offer their expert advice on many complex personal and business scenarios, including starting a business, succession and exit planning, venturing overseas and family wealth management.
Stephen said: “We want clients to understand the advice that they will receive is personalised and bespoke to them, but more importantly, it will be both commercial and practical as opposed to corporate and impenetrable.
“Our role is to provide the peace of mind that they are paying the right amount of tax and have made informed choices. No matter how complicated or unusual someone’s circumstances, we ensure that they aren’t wrong-footed.
“One of the benefits of using Deloitte is our strength in depth, which means that answers are always close to hand.
“For example, if a client has a question about tax in a foreign territory we might not know immediately, but we can pick up the phone to a colleague in that country for a response. We are well-networked internationally and strong locally because of the size of the team, their specialisms and their combined North East experience.
“This means that the advice that we give is proactive, commercial and accessible no matter how thorny the problem.”