THE CIOT has awarded honorary fellowships to former Treasury and Inland Revenue civil servant Leonard Beighton, and to Bob Dommett who first joined the institute in 1995 as general secretary.
The awards were made at the annual gathering for the CIOT’s president lunch. Institute president Vincent Oratore praised the two honorary fellows.
He said: “Leonard Beighton has distinguished career at the Treasury and Inland Revenue, but it is work since he retired, fighting to make the tax and benefits sustem work better for those on low incomes, that has really stood out. He is a leading member not just of the Low Incomes Tax Reform Group but of other charities too, as well as a valued adviser to parliamentarians.
“Bob Dommett joined the CIOT as Secretary General in 1995, just a year after the Institute received its Royal Charter. In the 16 years since, the size, strength, activities and stature of the Institute have grown considerably, with membership increasing by over 60%. During his time in office, members have been granted the right to use the much valued title of ‘Chartered Tax Adviser’ and the designatory letters CTA.”
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