The Truro-based accountant has recently been campaigning against the proposed VAT on sales of hot takeaway pasties, holding a pasty summit to advise members of the industry and local MPs and submitting evidence to the Treasury Select Committee as part of the debate.
John was voted Tax Writer of the Year at the LexisNexis Awards, held on Thursday 24 May, for his writing over the last year in print, on websites and on social media – notably on Westcountry tax issues such as furnished holiday letting.
Speaking after the awards, John said: “The LexisNexis awards are some of the most prestigious in the industry, so I am absolutely delighted to win the award for Tax Writer of the Year. It’s a great honour to be recognised by my peers, and holding the title will hopefully add even more weight to Francis Clark’s ongoing campaign to support the Cornish pasty industry and fight the pasty tax.”
Francis Clark also picked up the award for Best Tax Practice in a regional firm, which follows the firm previously winning the LexisNexis award in the category of Best General Tax Practice in 2009 and the Financial Directors’ Excellence Awards as mid-tier Auditor of the Year 2011.
Steve Collins, head of Francis Clark’s tax practice said: “We are absolutely delighted with this news. Winning the best Tax Practice Award is a testimony to the quality of the team we have built at Francis Clark who not only bring undoubted expertise to the tax advice services we offer but absolute commitment and determination to always be the best.
“I’d particularly like to congratulate John Endacott for being awarded Tax Writer of the Year. Following the publication of his definitive book on Furnished Holiday Lettings and a year long effort of providing thought-provoking editorial to a range of specialist media, this award is thoroughly deserved.
“It is unusual for the Tax Writer of the Year award to go to someone based outside of London and demonstrates the national profile and acclaim that John has achieved. Previous winners have included most of the best known names in Tax of the last decade.”
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