Business Tax Forum

Business Tax Forum

Business Tax Forum

The Business Tax Forum (BTF) exists to improve the operation of the tax system for both HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) and large business.

The role of the Business Tax Forum is to foster a stronger relationship and greater understanding between large businesses, HMRC and HM Treasury (HMT), taking a strategic-level view and aiming to improve the:
•administration of the tax system
•implementation of government policy
•understanding of the commercial environment
•awareness of the concerns of business

The forum meets on a quarterly basis.

Membership of Business Tax Forum

The Business Tax Forum is jointly chaired by Melanie Dawes, Director General, HMRC, and William Morris Head of Tax for General Electric.

Secretariat is provided jointly by Vanessa Woodward (HMRC, Business Customer & Strategy) and Ian Brimicombe (100 Group).

Also represented on the forum are:


Judith Knott – Director, Corporation Tax, International, Anti-Avoidance (CTIAA)
Freda Chaloner – Director, Large Business Service
Keith Cartwright – Director, Local Compliance, Large & Complex
Naomi Ferguson – Director, Business Customer & Strategy
Ian Stewart – Director, VAT
Melissa Tatton – CTIAA

Business representatives

Abdul Nabi – 100 Group
John Connors – 100 Group
Paul Morton – 100 Group
Jean Sharp – 100 Group
John Bartlett – Confederation of British Industry (CBI)
Tim Voak – CBI
Mike Sufrin – CBI

Meetings are also attended by representatives from HMT and BIS (Department for Business, Innovation and Skills).

For a list of meetings please visit

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