Richard Palmer

Associate Tax Director at Grant Thornton UK LLP



My background is in UK corporate tax, but I particularly specialise in the following areas;


EIS and Venture Capital tax schemes


Advising companies on using the Enterprise Investment Scheme (EIS) to raise equity, including advice on structuring, HMRC Advance Assurance applications and compliance issues. I also advise on Venture Capital Trusts and Seed EIS (SEIS).


Creative Industries Tax credits


I advise on tax credits claimed by Film Production companies, and similar production companies claiming credits for high-end television, animation, and children's programmes as well as for video game development.


Public Private Partnerships


I advise on direct tax issues to public sector bodies and private sector bidders for PPP projects and similar projects, including in respect of the Private Finance Initiative (PFI).