The OTS team has seen a few changes over the past couple of months. Martin Gunson and Kelly Sizer have now completed their work on pensioner taxation, whilst Sarah Anderson and Tony Page have finished with employee share schemes. A big thank you to all four of them for their effort and dedication in producing their respective reviews.
In their place we have recruited a new team of Theresa Dendy, Tracey Bowler and Suzy Giele to work on our review of employee benefits and expenses. They will be joined by Michael Wilson later in the summer.
Morwenna Scott has also joined the OTS to work on our tax definitions project. She will work Caroline Turnbull-Hall who returns as a formal secondee having previously worked on our tax reliefs review and the disincorporation relief project.
A new biographies section on our ‘About the OTS’ page has further details on all of our secondees.
The Office of Tax Simplification (OTS) has been in existence for over two years now and in that time, led by our Chairman Rt Hon Michael Jack and Tax Director John Whiting, we have had a real impact in simplifying the tax system for taxpayers and for HMRC. From small business tax reform to abolishing tax reliefs the OTS has advised the Chancellor on a wide variety of taxes. Our ongoing projects focus on pensioner taxation and employee share schemes; the final reports will be published in early 2013.
In conducting our reviews, the OTS seeks the views of taxpayers, businesses and advisers; as well as government departments such as HM Revenue & Customs, HM Treasury and the Department for Work and Pensions. This blog is a chance for the OTS to interact with all taxpayers on an ongoing basis. We will blog on our current projects, simplification in general and news coming out of the Office.
We hope you will take the time to read and comment on our blog and the work of the OTS.