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.
A past President of the Association, Jean is tax partner at JWPCreers, a firm of Chartered Accountants based in York and Selby. She deals with all aspects of taxation as they affect SMEs and represents ATT on the Working Together Steering Group.
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.
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.
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.
Brian is a 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.
Margaret is a tax generalist. Based in Aberdeen she monitors all things Scottish, including the diving industry and the Scottish Tax Rate Proposals.
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.
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.
Michael is a member of ATT Council. 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.He was appointed Vice-President on 1 January 2013.
Yvette is the Association's President, 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.
Richard Brunton is the Scottish tax manager for a large cross-border firm of solicitors and currently specialises in personal tax. He previously worked as a tax consultant for a large Edinburgh independent accountancy practice covering corporation tax matters for large corporates including several PLCs and advisory work, and ran his own tax consulting firm for two years. Richard is currently Chair of the Scotland Hub, the steering group managing the response to the devolution of tax powers to Scotland, and which also oversees members services in Scotland. Richard was Vice-Chair of the Scotland Branch from 2007 to 2010, and Chair of the Scotland Branch from 2010 onwards. Richard also created the Edinburgh Tax Network discussion group , and oversees the development of the Member's conference in Scotland in November 2013.
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.
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)
John Kimmer: Technical Officer
John works three days a week for ATT and continues to run his own practice for the remainder of the week. This keeps him involved with the practical issues faced by members on a day-to-day basis. John's 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. John's particular focus is on personal and trust tax issues.
Will Silsby: Technical Officer
Will works three days a week for ATT and for a South West region firm on the other two days. His ATT role is very similar to John Kimmer'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.
John Whiting: Director of Tax Policy
John Whiting was appointed the first Tax Policy Director of the Chartered Institute of Taxation (CIOT) in July 2009, following a long career with PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC). At PwC, he was a tax partner for 25 years, working on most areas of taxation including many years of involvement with employment taxation and client training. The Tax policy work involves regular high level contacts with the UK tax authorities, Ministers and Shadow Ministers and appearances before Parliamentary Committees. More recently, John was asked by the Chancellor of the Exchequer to take on the role (part-time and unpaid) of Tax Director of the Office of Tax Simplification on its formation in July 2010. John is a past President of the CIOT, a previous chair of the Technical Committee and is a regular speaker and writer on a wide variety of taxation topics. John is also a member of the First-tier Tax Tribunal.