David Jetuah, Accountancy Age, Thursday 16 September 2010 at 13:51:00

Ex-Vantis tax head Paul Belsman takes over from Andrew Hubbard at RSM Tenon

RSM Tenon, the UK's seventh largest firm, has appointed Paul Belsman as itsnew Head of Tax.

Belsman was previously head of tax at Vantis, which sold parts of itsbusiness to RSM Tenon in June.

Andrew Hubbard, RSM Tenon's former tax chief, will continue to have aprominent role within the firm and has been appointed as chairman of the taxteam with specific responsibility for tax policy and technical standards.

Belsman said: "The RSM Tenon tax team is recognised as one of the leading taxpractices in the UK as a result of its dedicated expertise on offer.

"I very much look forward to working very closely with Andrew Hubbard todrive forward the tax team and ensuring tax is at the heart of all our clients?businesses."

Andy Raynor, chief executive of RSM Tenon said:

"Paul?s appointment comes at a very important time. Companies and individualsare starting to feel the effects of new legislation including the higher rate oftax, new tax avoidance procedures and are expecting to have a harder time in theshort term following the Spending Review and the increase in VAT to 20%.

"Paul?s skills very much complement those existing within RSM Tenon, ideallypositioning us to help companies and entrepreneurs with their tax affairs at atime when there are a lot of questions to be answered."

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