MHA MacIntyre Hudson strengthens its customs offering: Lucy Sutcliffe

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MHA MacIntyre Hudson has appointed Lucy Sutcliffe as a senior customs duty manager in its VAT and indirect tax team. Prior to joining the team, Lucy held a senior strategy advisor role with HM Revenue & Customs. 

Lucy will support the firm’s business clients to identify efficiencies when importing and exporting goods and provide guidance on real-world solutions to duty challenges. She will also advise businesses on how to navigate different customs regimes and procedures resulting from Brexit.

Prior to joining MHA MacIntyre Hudson Lucy worked at HMRC in a variety of roles. One of her key positions was as senior manager within customs and international trade. She led the UK’s central team responsible for a range of customs special procedures. This position incorporated the management and administration of the authorised economic operator (AEO) regime, inward processing & outward processing, special customs procedures, and international trade supervisory work.

 Lucy is also a highly experienced senior financial investigator, having carried out major civil and criminal investigations, impacting both nationally and internationally. In 2013, she won the Keith Hughes National Award which recognises outstanding contribution in UK-wide financial investigation to reduce the harm caused by crime.

Alison Horner, VAT Partner at MHA MacIntyre Hudson, said: “Many of our clients are looking to expand their trading internationally and Lucy’s breadth of experience and insight enables her to provide invaluable strategic advice. Her appointment means we’re ideally equipped to support our clients as they prepare for changes in customs procedures in the lead up to and during Brexit. Her long-standing customs background and specialist knowledge will be a real asset to our team and we look forward to incorporating her expertise into our tax, customs and excise duty services.”

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