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Andrew Hubbard talks to Paul Morton, new director of OTS

28 February 2017 / Andrew Hubbard
Issue: 4589 / Categories: Comment & Analysis , Office of Tax Simplification (OTS)

Stepping up


  • Paul Morton takes over at the OTS.
  • Will there be a change of approach at the OTS?
  • Taxpayers should understand their tax calculation.
  • Three elements: policy legislation and operation.
  • Evidence from practitioners can support OTS proposals.

Most readers will know that John Whiting is stepping down as director of the Office of Tax Simplification (OTS). Paul Morton director of tax at RELX (the holding company of the publisher of this magazine) has been announced as his successor. I caught up with him to discuss his initial thoughts on how he sees his role.

Hubbard: I know that you are a huge admirer of the work that John Whiting has done. How does it feel to be stepping into his shoes?

Morton: John is as they say ...

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