LITRG staff

Updated on 11 March 2019

The current LITRG staff and HMRC secondees are set out below.

Victoria Todd Victoria Todd

Head of the LITRG team and CTA (Fellow). Joined LITRG in 2004. In 2016, Victoria was appointed to the Social Security Advisory Committee. Previously Victoria worked in various welfare rights roles. Along with Jane Booth, Victoria runs our award winning RevenueBenefits website.

Particular areas of interest include:

  • Tax credits
  • Universal credit (particularly the self-employment)
  • 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

Kelly Sizer
Senior Technical Manager and CTA (Fellow).

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

Kelly is a CTA (Fellow), which was 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 and the administration of the tax system
  • Childcare
  • The taxation of couples
  • VAT reliefs for disabled people
 

Sophia Bell
Digital Content Manager for the LITRG websites and the CIOT's Tax Adviser Magazine website

Jane Booth Jane Booth
HMRC secondee primarily working on the Revenuebenefits website project and other tax credit and universal credit related issues. 
Tom Henderson

Tom Henderson
Technical Officer for LITRG and 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
Meredith McCammond

Meredith McCammond
Technical Officer for LITRG and 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 Thackaberry

Claire Thackaberry
Technical Officer for LITRG and 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 UC and making tax digital)
  • Apprentices (low income workers)
  • Wales (devolved administrations)
Joanne Walker

Joanne Walker
Technical Officer for LITRG and Chartered Tax Adviser, formerly in practice

Particular areas of interest include:

  • Taxation in Scotland, including the Scottish Rate of Income Tax, devolved taxes, tax administration, Charter of Standards and Values, local taxation and administrative justice
  • Taxation of savings income, including the starting rate for savings, personal savings allowance and dividend allowance
  • 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
Technical Officer for LITRG and Chartered Tax Adviser in practice

Particular areas of interest include:

  • Self employed and small businesses
  • Disability and carers
  • Payroll and RTI
  • HMRC’s Making Tax Digital programme

Gillian Wrigley
Technical Officer for LITRG and 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
  • Tax matters affecting armed forces personnel