Many congratulations to John Andrews of the CIOT's Low Incomes Tax Reform Group for winning a 'tax transparency award' last night.
The awards took place at 11 Downing Street and the winners were chosen by their peers in the tax community, with the prizes presented by Exchequer Secretary David Gauke MP.
John got his award for "championing the cause of the unrepresented taxpayer and making a positive impact on UK tax administration."
CIOT Chief Executive, Peter Fanning, has congratulated John Andrews, saying:
“This award is truly well deserved.
“As chairman and founder of the Low Incomes Tax Reform Group, John has been a powerful champion of the unrepresented on tax and tax credit issues for 12 years now.
“Under his leadership LITRG has become an influential voice in the tax debate, listened to by officials and parliamentarians alike, and relied upon by the taxpaying public for accurate and accessible information on tax and welfare issues.”
The other three award winners were Teresa Graham, chair of the Administrative Burden Advisory Board; Julie Hughff, tax partner, KPMG; and Peter van Dijk, Senior Vice President, Taxation TD Bank Financial Group.
The HMRC press release can be viewed here.
George Crozier, CIOT External Relations Manager, 26/11/10