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Matt Parfitt
Cardiff, Gatwick, Oxford, Reading, Southampton, Thames Valley, Bristol

Matt Parfitt


I lead the employment taxes and outsourced payroll team across the South region. I have over 10 years’ experience in tax, including both practice and industry. Originally an IT graduate, I started and ran my own business for some time, and now seek opportunities to make use of technology to assist clients with their tax and wider commercial challenges.

I focus on delivering high-quality commercial solutions to employers regarding their pay as you earn (PAYE) and National Insurance Contributions (NIC) obligations, risks and opportunities. I understand that tax isn’t always at the top of the agenda and there are often wider commercial considerations at stake, so my aim is always to help clients meet their holistic needs as an employer.

Currently, my team is focused on helping clients with the cost, compliance and administrative challenges of the IR35 changes being introduced to the private sector in April 2020. We have a market-leading technology platform for assessing employment status for tax purposes and managing their contractor population. Please contact me if you would like further information or to arrange a demonstration.

Employment taxes and payroll is relevant to all sectors – any organisation employing people has obligations and opportunities in this regard. We are currently working on interesting and challenging issues within sectors such as technology, recruitment, manufacturing, education and the public sector.

Hot topics for our clients include IR35 (off-payroll working) and employment status, National Minimum/Living Wage, termination payments, salary sacrifice and optional remuneration (OpRA), and an increased focus on compliance enforcement from HMRC.

Outside of work, I have a young daughter who keeps me busy, am a (bad) golfer and a huge fan of my local boyhood football club, AFC Bournemouth. I am also currently undertaking an MBA through the our partnership with Cranfield University using the Apprenticeship Levy, which leaves me with very little free time!


  • CIOT (Chartered Institute of Taxation)
  • ATT (Association of Taxation Technicians)
  • BSc, Computer science
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