David awarded 'Tax Personality of the Year'

David was awarded the 'Tax Personality of the Year' award at the Taxation Awards held on 26th May.

The award was judged by a panel of leading tax practitioners, including the then Chairman of the ICAEW Tax Faculty and the immediate past President of the Chartered Institute of Taxation. It was chaired by Mike Truman, editor of 'Taxation'.

The citation read:
‘The choice of winner for this award reflects the judges’ desire to recognise a significant change in the approach of government to tax policy, and the process of passing tax legislation. In particular, the recipient of the award has shown a real willingness to engage with the tax profession and develop a technical understanding of the issues which it raises with government. His attendance and accessibility at the tax profession’s events was noted well before he became a government minister. Even when he was shadowing another well-respected minister, Stephen Timms, this person impressed the tax profession with his grasp of the subject. Since he has come into the Treasury team as Exchequer Secretary to the Treasury, he has continued to deal with us as one professional talking to other professionals.’

Photo: David Gauke MP received the award, with David Kilshaw, Chairman of the Private Client Group at KPMG, the sponsors of the category, Chris Jones - Director of Tax & Accountancy at LexisNexis and Natasha Kaplinsky who hosted the awards ceremony.

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