A VAT specialist is opening a new office in Amsterdam this autumn.

Accordance Technical Services is based in Trafalgar Place, Brighton.

The cross-border VAT compliance and consulting practice works with international businesses to help companies manage complex VAT obligations.

More than 50 per cent of its clients are based in mainland Europe and some half of its staff are EU nationals.

CEO Nicholas Hallam said: ‘We want our clients to be at home in Europe.

“The vast majority of companies want to be good tax citizens and meet their VAT obligations in the most efficient way possible.

“It’s surprisingly hard for them to do this.

“We believe that we can better achieve our objective of helping growing businesses to trade with confidence across the EU by having a presence in Amsterdam.

“Though this is an expansion we were intending anyway, Brexit makes it even more important that we work to reduce the burdens on international business.”

Sales director Lucy Franklin said: “Amsterdam has an historic association with international trade, and has had enormous success in attracting foreign investment and global business.

“It’s a natural fit for us culturally and commercially.

“We feel it’s a perfect home for our new office.”