Press release of 13 February 2002 Contacts:
Simon McMillan: Scottish Power Press Office, tel: 0141 566 4875
Viv Rees: CIOT Press Office, tel: 020 7235 9381; mobile 07900 220 887
The Chartered Institute of Taxation, CIOT, Deputy President Heather Self has been appointed Group Tax Director of Scottish Power plc, one of the largest companies in Scotland with major utility operations in both the US and UK. Focusing on strategic issues on both sides of the Atlantic, Heather will have key responsibilities for co-ordinating group taxation across UK and US. She will also be responsible for managing the tax implications of a number of major projects that Scottish Power is currently undertaking.
Heather will be chairing the World Tax Conference hosted by CIOT in Westminster 22 –24 May 2002, organised by World Tax Conference 2002, where leading experts from across the world will be speaking on international tax developments and practice and its implications for international tax advisers and business.
NOTE FOR EDITORS:
The Chartered Institute of Taxation (CIOT) is the leading professional body in the United Kingdom concerned solely with taxation. The CIOT deals with all aspects of direct and indirect taxation. Its primary purpose is to promote education in and the study of the administration and practice of taxation. One of its key aims is to achieve a better, more efficient, tax system for all affected by it - taxpayers, advisers and the authorities. The CIOT’s comments and recommendations on tax issues are made solely in order to achieve its aims: it is entirely apolitical in its work. The 12,000 members of the CIOT have the practising title of “Chartered Tax Adviser.
The Institute was established in 1930 and received its Royal Charter in 1994. It is a United Kingdom member of the Confédération Fiscale Européenne (CFE), the umbrella body for 150,000 tax advisers in Europe. As part of its charitable activities, the CIOT also sponsors the Low Incomes Tax Reform Group which works to improve and simplify the tax system so as to make it more responsive to the needs of those who cannot afford to pay for tax advice.
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