TaxPersonal TaxTaxation – CIoT calls for more tax degrees

Taxation - CIoT calls for more tax degrees

The new president of the Chartered Institute of Taxation, Robert Jamieson, has called for more university courses in taxation studies.

Jamieson, who took up his new position last week, said he wanted to use his term of office to improve education and training in tax across the country. At present there is only one university, Bournemouth, which runs a taxation degree course. Jamieson, a partner with Adam Broke & Co, wants to see far more.

He is also planning to continue the campaign of his predecessor, Keith Daniels, for a major simplification of the UK’s tax system.

Speaking at the annual general meeting of the CIoT, he said taxation was becoming ever more technical to the point that even MPs did not understand the legislation they were passing. ‘The quality of Finance Bill debates has reached an unacceptable low,’ he said, adding that most MPs didn’t have the time or background to interpret new measures. He called for a ‘concerted campaign’ to modernise and simplify the system.

Jamieson’s deputy is Richard Mannion, a partner of Bristol firm Solomon Hare. John Whiting of PricewaterhouseCoopers is vice-president.

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