My name is Gordon Mcleman. I was a senior Transfer Pricing specialist with HMRC in the UK until mid-2017, prior to which I was a geophysicist in the oil & gas services sector (see my LinkedIn profile for a full CV). My role included membership of HMRC’s Transfer Pricing Governance Panel, which has the final say on TP risk assessments and the opening, progress and closure of most of HMRC’s TP enquiries. I also had an advisory role on TP methods and thin capitalisation.
Over the years I’ve worked on a range of TP issues, including widget, services, financials and intangibles, covering most business sectors. I’ve carried out many TP risk assessments on multinationals, critically reviewed their TP policies and documentation to highlight areas of weakness that may be indicative of transfer mis-pricing (i.e. the areas that attract the attention of Tax Authorities and often result in a formal TP enquiry) and negotiated Advance Thin Cap Agreements.
On the basis of my HMRC experience, I am convinced that many costly and time-consuming Transfer Pricing enquiries can be avoided or more quickly concluded if the preparatory and research work underlying the businesses’ Transfer Pricing documentation had been more thorough than is often the case, the resulting documentation better prepared and sense-checked, and the businesses more open and transparent regarding their TP policies and practices.
uktp4u.com is designed to inform and educate readers, both professional and non-professional, on Transfer Pricing matters. It provides an overview of regulations, guidance and topical news items at the date of publication. Whilst this Website is mainly about Transfer Pricing, I may also include news on other international tax matters that interest me and topical news stories on the oil & gas and mining sectors.
uktp4u.com uses several media channels to achieve its “inform and educate” objective, the main being the website itself, Twitter, Linkedin and a YouTube channel.
My aim is to provide practical, reliable and factual content. Any opinions that slip through are solely my own, they do not necessarily represent the views of past employers or any other person I’m connected with.
Please use the “Contact Me” for your feedback or suggestions, whether on content, style or topics to include. It will be most welcome. I’ll also try to help with any of your TP questions through the “Contact Me” form.
uktp4u.com is not a substitute for professional advice on Transfer Pricing matters, it does not provide professional advice or financial advice and should not be relied upon as such.
You should not base any action on the contents of this website without first obtaining specific professional advice from appropriately qualified Transfer Pricing experts. They can establish the full facts and circumstances of your business – I can’t.
Therefore, no responsibility for loss occasioned by any person acting or refraining from action as a result of this Website can be accepted by the author.