HMRC appoints interim GAAR panel

by Calum Fuller

More from this author

28 Jan 2013

  • Comments
HM Revenue and Customs

THE COMPOSITION of the General Anti-Abuse Rule (GAAR) interim panel has been released by HM Revenue & Customs.

The rule, designed to prevent contrived tax avoidance schemes, will be included in the 2013 Finance Bill and will take effect once it has received royal assent in the summer.

The 11-strong interim panel members are drawn from various corners of the tax profession, including heads of tax at major accountancy firms, heads of tax at multinationals, lawyers and the voluntary and not-for-profit sector.

They will assume their roles on 31 March, while the process to appoint a permanent chairman is underway. In the meantime, author of the original GAAR recommendations Graham Aaronson QC will oversee the panel.

On Aaronson's recommendation, HMRC have appointed the following:

• Graham Aaronson QC (chairman)
• John Barnett, partner and joint-head of corporate tax, Burges Salmon
• John Bartlett, group head of tax, BP
• Emma Chamberlain, barrister, Pump Court Tax Chambers
• Rob Clayton, group tax director, RSA Insurance Group
• Bill Dodwell, head of tax policy, Deloitte
• Steve Edge, corporate tax partner, Slaughter & May
• Francesca Lagerberg, global head of tax, Grant Thornton International
• Dr David McNair, principal economic justice adviser, Christian Aid
• Richard Murphy, founder, Tax Research UK
• Gary Richards, corporate tax partner, Berwin Leighton Paisner
• Tim Voak, group tax director, Tesco

Visitor comments

blog comments powered by Disqus

Add your comment

We won't publish your address

By submitting a comment you agree to abide by our Terms & Conditions

Your comment will be moderated before publication

  • Send

Charterhouse Accountants

Finance Officer

Charterhouse Accountants, Beaconsfield, Permanent, Full Time, £ Competitive




Get the latest financial news sent directly to your inbox

  • Best Practice
  • Business
  • Daily Newsletter
  • Essentials


Search for jobs
Click to search our database of all the latest accountancy roles

Create a profile
Click to set up your profile and let the best recruiters find you

Jobs by email
Sign up to receive regular updates with the latest roles suitable for you



Why budgeting fails: One management system is not enough

If budgeting is to have any value at all, it needs a radical overhaul. In today's dynamic marketplace, budgeting can no longer serve as a company's only management system; it must integrate with and support dedicated strategy management systems, process improvement systems, and the like. In this paper, Professor Peter Horvath and Dr Ralf Sauter present what's wrong with the current approach to budgeting and how to fix it.


iXBRL: Taking stock. Looking forward

In this white paper CCH provide checklists to help accountants and finance professionals both in practice and in business examine these issues and make plans. Also includes a case study of a large commercial organisation working through the first year of mandatory iXBRL filing.