Technical Steering Group Members
Technical Steering Group is chaired by Paul Hill
Paul is in general practice in St Ives, Cambridgeshire and represents ATT on the Compliance Reform Forum and the Corporation Tax Operational Consultative Committee.
Other Steering Group members are:
Graham is an associate director with Baker Tilly in Birmingham. He has a particular interest in the taxation of charities and other not-for-profit organisations and is a member of the HMRC/charity sector joint working group on the reform of the substantial donors legislation.
Gillian is a sole practitioner trading as Willplantax. She specialises in trust and estate planning and compliance, including drafting tax efficient willls. She sits on the HMRC Working Together group for Northern Ireland, in Belfast.
Trevor works in the area of personal taxation and payroll and represents ATT on the HMRC Employment Consultation Forum and the Benefits and Expenses Sub-group.
Brian is a former member of ATT Council and a past President of the Association of Accounting Technicians. He has been the AAT representative on the Working Together National Steering Group and was the founder of the e-services sub group. Brian is a passionate believer in there being a definite need for HMRC and the profession to have a close working relationship at the operational level.
Ann has a small practice where she specialises in private clients and small businesses starting up. She represents ATT on the recently formed HMRC High Net Worth Forum.
Margaret is a tax generalist. Based in Aberdeen she monitors all things Scottish, including the diving industry and the Scottish Tax Rate Proposals.
Peter is a past President of the Association. He was a tax lecturer and general practitioner covering personal taxes, VAT and NI. He is a member of the HMRC Powers committee.
Nichola Ross Martin
Nichola is the National Tax Director of an internet 'virtual' tax practice which provides tax support for accounting firms across the UK. She specialises in owner-managed businesses. She has also worked as a tax editor for various tax and legal websites.
Michael is a member of ATT Council and the current Vice President. Michael is Kaplan Financial's leading authority on indirect taces and works closely with both practice and industry clients providing highly bespoke products to meet their exact training needs.
Stephen is a partner in practice specialising in VAT. He is joint author of several CCH VAT publications and is the ATT representative on the Joint VAT Consultative Committee (JVCC). Prior to joining Technical Committee, Stephen was for 8 years Chairman of the SW England Branch.
Yvette is also a past President of the Association, member of ATT Council and past Chairman of Membership Committee. She is a practising Tax Adviser in Birmingham, specialising in acting for entrepreneurial clients, and particularly those engaged in Research and Development.
Arnold Homer represents ATT on the HMRC Fraud Forum, having practised in Revenue Investigation Work for many years. He is a Chartered Accountant, Chartered Tax Adviser and Trust & Estate Practitioner. He is the founding author of the Tolley’s Tax Guide and the Taxwise publications, having combined that role with that of lecturer in Taxation & Revenue Law and specialist taxation work .
VAT sub-group members
Stephen Taylor (Chairman)
Alison Ward: Technical Officer
Alison works three days a week for ATT. Her role includes supporting members of Technical Steering Group, drafting responses to relevant consultations, representing ATT in meetings with HMRC and other bodies, and liaising with the Chartered Institute of Taxation and Low Incomes Tax Reform Group Technical Officers. Alison’s particular focus is on personal tax, trust and estates, tax credit/ universal credits and employer issues.
Will Silsby: Technical Officer
Will works four days a week for ATT. His ATT role is very similar to Alison Ward's (see above) but with a particular emphasis on business tax related issues. He has previously served as an Inspector of Taxes and worked in two national practices. Will writes on HMRC enquiries for CCH and he is also a member of the First-tier Tax Tribunal.