Colin Laidlaw


VAT and Duty Director


Special interests

  • VAT and other indirect taxes


  • Chartered Tax Adviser (CTA)
  • Associate of the Institute of Indirect Tax (AIIT)


  • Property & Construction
  • International supplies
  • Charities and not-for-profit
  • Healthcare Providers
  • Sporting Clubs & Organisations
  • Membership Bodies
  • Partial Exemption

Further information

Colin joined Kreston Reeves as Director of VAT and Duty in September 2018 having worked in a number of professional firms and HM Customs & Excise (as it was then known).

Colin has worked in VAT for over 30 years with a wide breadth of experience from OMBs to multinational companies. His role at Kreston Reeves is a general advisory role providing VAT and other indirect tax advice across all aspects as required, ranging from compliance services (VAT returns), VAT registration, and advisory projects to more complex structuring and planning.

Specific areas of strength and expertise include land and property issues and Not for Profit organisations.

Colin and his team can also advise on other indirect taxes including Customs & Excise Duties, Stamp taxes, Insurance Premium Tax and Landfill Tax.

Personal interests

Outside work Colin enjoys keeping fit and can be found at the local ParkRun on Saturday mornings whenever possible. He also acts as a banker and transport provider to his two growing boys (and wife)!