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Four Taxation awards go to Low Incomes Tax Reform Group members

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Members of the CIOT’s Low Incomes Tax Reform Group received four of the awards presented at last week’s LexisNexis Taxation Awards.

John Andrews, founder of LITRG, received the Lifetime Achievement award. The CIOT noted that he set up LITRG in his 'retirement' and had built it into ‘a real force for good on behalf of the ordinary taxpayer’.

Anthony Thomas, who was CIOT President until earlier this month and is LITRG’s incoming Chairman, received the Tax Personality of the Year award, and Kelly Sizer of LITRG's technical team won the Rising Star award.

LITRG also received the Technological Innovation award for, a website managed in partnership with rightsnet that offers access to information on HMRC 'products' including tax credits and child benefit.

The Tax Writer of the Year award went to John Endacott, Tax Partner at Francis Clark. The other winners were:

Best ‘big four’ tax: PwC R&D Tax Credit Team

Practice in a regional firm: Francis Clark

High net-worth team: Smith & Williamson

Tax team in a law firm: Olswang

In-house tax team: Legal & General Group

Tax team in a national firm: Grant Thornton National Employer Solutions

International tax team: Grant Thornton Large Corporate and International Tax

VAT team: Ernst & Young Retail Indirect Tax

Single office practice: Creaseys

Investigations team: Crowe Clark Whitehill