LITRG staff

Updated on 17 September 2018

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

 

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
Technical Officer for LITRG and Chartered Tax Adviser

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

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 
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)
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 www.revenuebenefits.org.uk 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
Joanne Walker

Joanne Walker
Technical Officer for LITRG, 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, 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