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LITRG staff: meet the team

Updated on 12 June 2020

The Low Incomes Reform Group

The LITRG and HM Revenue & Customs secondees work to improve the policy and processes of the tax, tax credits and associated welfare systems for the benefit of those on low incomes.

Victoria Todd Head of LITRG

VICTORIA TODD

Head of LITRG / CTA Fellow

 

Particular areas of interest include:

  • Tax credits
  • All aspects of self-employment – tax, National Insurance, benefit interactions
  • HMRC’s Making Tax Digital programme
  • Disability and tax related matters
  • HMRC’s customer service
  • General tax issues that affect the low-income population
  • Fraud and error in the tax and tax credits system
  • Childcare schemes and the interactions between them
Kelly Sizer LITRG Senior Technical Manager

KELLY SIZER

LITRG Senior Technical Manager / CTA Fellow


First joined LITRG in 2007 and returned to the staff in 2019 after a year working for Tolley broadening her tax writing experience. Kelly is an active member of the CIOT’s branch network and has an interest in education.

Kelly is a CTA (Fellow), awarded in 2018 for her thesis on the complexities of tax-incentivised savings for the low-income population.

Particular areas of interest include:
  • Pensions and savings
  • HMRC powers, taxpayer safeguards and the administration of the tax system
  • Childcare
  • The taxation of couples
  • VAT reliefs for disabled people
Jane Booth HMRC secondee for LITRG

JANE BOOTH

HMRC Secondee


HMRC secondee primarily working on the revenuebenefits website project and other tax credit and universal credit related issues.

Tom Henderson LITRG Technical Officer

TOM HENDERSON

LITRG Technical Officer / Chartered Tax Adviser, formerly in practice


Particular areas of interest include:
  • Cross-border tax issues

  • National Insurance

  • Employment taxes

  • Owner-managed businesses

  • Taxation of savings and pension income

  • Charitable giving/Gift Aid

  • Taxation of couples, including the High Income Child Benefit Charge

  • HMRC powers and taxpayer safeguards

Meredith McCammond LITRG Technical Officer

MEREDITH McCAMMOND

LITRG Technical Officer / Chartered Tax Adviser, formerly in practice


Particular areas of interest include:
  • National minimum wage

  • Agency workers/employment intermediaries

  • Disability and carers

  • Payroll

  • Auto-enrolment

  • Migrants

  • Gig economy/false self-employment

  • Tax refund companies

  • Care and Support employers

Claire Thackerberry LITRG Technical Officer

CLAIRE THACKERBERRY

LITRG Technical Officer / Chartered Tax Adviser in practice


Particular areas of interest include:
  • Students/Tax Guide for Students

  • Tax education in schools

  • Self-employment (includes cross-over with universal credit and making tax digital)

  • Apprentices (low-income workers)

  • Wales (devolved administrations)

Joanne Walker LITRG Technical Officer

JOANNE WALKER

LITRG Technical Officer / Chartered Tax Adviser, formerly in practice


Particular areas of interest include:
  • Taxation in Scotland, including Scottish income tax, devolved taxes, tax administration, Charter of Standards and Values, local taxation and administrative justice

  • Taxation of savings income

  • HMRC campaigns to encourage voluntary disclosures

  • Tax issues for migrants to the UK, including residence and domicile
    Employment taxes, including expenses and benefits-in-kind

Sharron West LITRG Technical Officer

SHARRON WEST

LITRG Technical Officer / Chartered Tax Adviser in practice


Particular areas of interest include:
  • Self-employment and small businesses

  • Disability and carers

  • Payroll and PAYE (including Real Time Information)

  • HMRC’s Making Tax Digital programme

  • Tax debt

Gillian Wrigley LITRG Technical Officer

GILLIAN WRIGLEY

LITRG Technical Officer / Chartered Tax Adviser, formerly in practice


Particular areas of interest include:
  • Administration of employment taxes, including appeals and payments

  • HMRC’s assistance for low-income and vulnerable taxpayers

  • National Insurance contributions

  • Taxation of couples

  • Bereavement issues

  • Taxation of carers (for example, foster carers and shared lives carers)

Lindsay Kirk LITRG Website and Digital Content Manager

LINDSAY KIRK

LITRG Website and Digital Content Manager


Particular areas of interest include:
  • Website and social media channel management

  • Improving user experience and engagement with LITRG online

  • Supporting the LITRG Technical Team

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