Next Lord Mayor to be Grant Thornton tax partner

Ian Luder, a Grant Thornton tax partner, is to become the next Lord Mayor for
the City of London the Daily Telegraph has reported.

Luder, formerly president of the CIOT, is currently one of the City’s
sheriffs and was chosen by the Court of Alderman to be the next Lord Mayor.

He was formerly a councillor and was elected sheriff last year – where he is
required to dedicate 3.5 days to corporate businesses.

The Lord Mayor presides over all the governing bodies, the court of Aldermen
and the Court of Common Council. Also all mayors receive a knighthood.

If Luder does take up the Lord Mayor title he will succeed David Lewis.

Further reading:

Thornton tax partner set for election as London Lord Mayor

Thornton: Don’t expect tax cuts in pre-Budget

Related reading