michaelblake

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Michael Blake Professional History 1973 – 1988              Inland Revenue Inspector of Taxes   Specialist areas included the taxation of jockeys, trainers, bloodstock breeders and farmers.    1988 – 1994                  Tax Specialist, Grant Thornton - providing strategic planning, taxation, business and financial advice to agricultural and land based clients. Spokesman for the firm at national events, e.g. RASE Royal Agricultural Show, RASE Equine Event, Smithfield Show, at colleges, and on local and national radio. 1994 – 1998                  Tax Specialist in the Leeds office of Coopers and Lybrand leading and developing the firms agricultural practice in the North of  England. Organising and developing training nationally on tax and legal issues arising in the agricultural and landed estates sectors. 1998 – 2000                  Member of PricewaterhouseCoopers tax investigations practice handling investigations originating from the Inland Revenue Special Compliance Office the division of the Inland Revenue that handles cases of serious tax evasion and initiates civil and criminal prosecutions. From 2000                    Running my own business offering specialist tax consultancy to businesses and to legal and accountancy firms both regionally and nationally.                                                                           Consultant acting as a national specialist for IRIS Professional Tax Practice in the fields of inheritance tax and capital gains tax and tax issues particular to farming, landed estates, bloodstock breeders, mineral extraction and the development of land.  

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