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EY expands Cambridge tax team with appointment of two directors

L-R: Jason Locking and Matt Webb

Jason Locking and Matt Webb have both been hired as Directors to join EY’s growing tax team based in Cambridge.

Jason Locking joins from PwC and specialises in transactions tax, corporate tax compliance, structuring and international expansion. He has worked with a variety of local clients, as well as managing the tax affairs of international groups and providing them with a range of commercially focused advice in respect of deals, corporate structuring and helping clients meet their regulatory and tax obligations.

Matt Webb joins from Deloitte and has a similar breadth of transactions and compliance experience as well as significant experience in tax reporting and tax audit services. He has provided tax audit specialist input for a variety of local clients working as part of the audit team to help support investor confidence and promoting transparency. Matt has also provided tax reporting advice to local clients and multinational groups to help them meet their statutory obligations as well as communicating their tax position to stakeholders.

Both Jason and Matt will work across EY’s East practice, covering both the Cambridge and Luton offices, meeting the needs of our clients across a range of tax services, including in the private mid-market. Jason will lead the local tax compliance and advisory team in Cambridge and Matt will lead the firm’s tax reporting and audit team across the East.

Stuart Wilkinson, Head of Tax at EY in the East, said: “Cambridge and the East of England region is home to many listed and private businesses and the tax issues that they face are increasingly complex. I am pleased to be adding additional senior resource to our local tax team at a time when demand for a range of specialist tax services is growing.”

Nick Gomer, Managing Partner at EY in the East, said: “We have big ambitions for our regional practice in the East and we continue to recruit to meet the demands of our clients, with a renewed focus on the regional mid-market where we see the most opportunity for growth.”