Geoff and Diana Jones, the couple who have taken their appeal against an HMRC settlements ruling to the House of Lords, were this week hailed as the tax personalities of the year at the LexisNexis Taxation Awards 2006.
The announcement drew a hearty cheer from more than 700 tax luminaries at the award dinner in London on Wednesday 24 May.
Former CIOT president Richard Mannion was another popular choice for a lifetime achievement award. The judging panel, led by ICAEW Tax faculty chair Francesca Lagerberg, praised the effort Mannion put into initiatives such as Working Together to help bring the profession's operational concerns to the HMRC's attention. His nomination was supported by HMRC chairman Sir David Varney, MPs and recognised tax experts, the panel said.
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