About us



Hilary Allan CTAOptimum VAT is an independent VAT consultancy headed by Chartered Tax Advisor Hilary Allan.

Hilary has over 25 years extensive experience in VAT.  Firstly, within HM Customs & Excise, then as Head of VAT Consultancy with Chartered Accountants Grant Thornton SE region before becoming an independent VAT consultant.   Hilary is a contributing consultant for CCH British VAT Reporter and regularly lectures on VAT to Accountants and Solicitors.

At Optimum VAT we offer VAT consultancy services and VAT seminars for CPD/training.  

 Our wealth of experience in all aspects of VAT enables us to provide specialist VAT services.

VAT Consultancy

Our consultancy services are provided primarily to firms of accountants and solicitors. However, we also provide advice to a variety of other businesses including property developers, theatres, sports clubs, charities and cathedrals.

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VAT Seminars

Our VAT seminars have received "excellent" ratings from many professionals over the years and we have now introduced online seminars to make CPD & training easier for busy professionals nationwide. The Optimum VAT online seminars are an extremely efficient and cost effective way of your firm achieving CPD and training objectives.  

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ACCA Registered CPD Provider
  • Solicitors Regulation Authority
  • Authorised External CPD Provider

Online VAT Seminars

We provide Advanced & Trainee level VAT seminars on a wide range of topics.

What this service offers

  • . Easy online access
  • . View anytime
  • . Cost effective
  • . Time efficient
  • . Regularly updated

VAT Consultancy

Our professional independent VAT consultancy service provides expert advice on all aspects of VAT

What this service offers

  • . Cost effective
  • . Time efficient
  • . Practical advice
  • . Enhances your service to clients


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