Dodwell named as member of the GAAR advisory panel

Bill Dodwell, former head of tax policy at Deloitte and regular contributor to Accountancy magazine, has been confirmed as a member of the General Anti-Abuse Rule (GAAR) advisory panel while also taking up a role as a part-time senior policy adviser at the Office of Tax Simplification (OTS)

Dodwell LLB, LLM, CTA (Fellow), ACA left his role as head of tax policy at Deloitte in May 2018 after almost 16 years. He is also a past president of the Chartered Institute of Taxation (CIOT) from 2017-18.

As head of the tax policy group, Dodwell managed tax knowledge, training, and government representations and consultations with the OECD, Treasury and HMRC. His clients were mainly UK and US headquartered companies.

Alongside his accounting qualifications Dodwell has law degrees from King’s College, London and Queens’ College Cambridge.

Dodwell started his accounting career with Arthur Andersen & Co where he was made a partner, spending 13 years with the firm.

In his new role as an adviser on the GAAR panel, Dodwell, along with his other panel members, will approve HMRC’s GAAR guidance and provide opinion on cases where HMRC considers the GAAR may apply.

The current members of the GAAR panel are as follows:

  • Patrick Mears (Chair)
  • Martin Benson
  • Michael Hardwick
  • Brian Jackson
  • Sue Laing
  • Gary Shiels
  • Bob Wheatcroft
  • Emma Chamberlain
  • Maryanna Sharrock
  • John Hampton
  • Cathy Corns
  • Bill Dodwell
  • Bill Grierson

Report by Amy Austin


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