Banyard and Nowlan get honorary fellowships

Congratulations to two recipients of CIOT honorary fellowships made at the Institute’s President’s Luncheon today.

Stephen Banyard has been honoured for his huge contribution to the Low Incomes Tax Reform Group, to the Bridge the Gap Campaign and his work during his employment at HMRC.

Bridge the Gap is the campaign to raise funds for the two tax advice charities - TaxAid and Tax Help for Older People. Banyard chairs the campaign.

Banyard’s time at HMRC concluded in August 2012 at which time he was Acting Director General for Personal Tax, where he led the landmark Real Time Information for PAYE project, which now underpins Personal Tax Accounts. 

Judge Howard Nowlan has been honoured for the ‘common sense approach’ to legal analysis he took as a judge at the Upper and First-tier Tax Tribunals, from which he retired in 2016. 

Cases presided over by Nowlan included several construction industry cases, where his knowledge of construction helped find just results.  He also decided the landmark Tower MCashback tax avoidance case, where the judge ruled that the scheme in question was based on ‘too good to be true’ values, and so concluded that allowances should be given only on the actual cash contributed. The verdict was upheld by the Supreme Court and the judgments in the case are now quoted regularly in other loss scheme cases. 

CIOT Hon Fellowships – full list
The Rt Hon Lord Rees  1966
Lord Mackay Of Clashfern  1981
Sir Stephen Oliver QC  1996
Sir Anthony Battishill GCB  1997
Dame Valerie Strachan DCB  1998
Mr D Brodie  1999
Rt Hon Lord Howe of Aberavon CH QC  2000
Dr J F Avery Jones CBE  2001
Mr R J Ison ATT  2002
Professor H Hamaekers  2004
Mr R L Jennings ATT  2004
Rt Hon The Lord Hoffmann  2005
Rt Hon The Lord Lawson of Blaby PC  2006
Mr B W Sutherland CBE FCA  2006
Paddy Millard  2007
Sir Andrew Park  2007
Prof. John Tiley  2008
David Milne QC  2008
Rt Hon The Lord Healey  2009
John Kay  2009
Leonard Beighton CB  2010
Robert A Dommett   2010
Robert (Bob) Davies   2013
Prof Judith Freedman CBE  2014
Dame Fiona & Nicholas Woolf  2014
Rt Hon Kenneth Clarke MP 2015
Stephen Banyard  2016
Judge Howard Nowlan  2016

NB. Generally Honorary Fellowships have been presented at the CIOT President’s Luncheon in the January of the year following the year of award (ie Jan 2017 for 2016 awards)

George Crozier
CIOT Head of External Relations

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