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Economic Affairs Committee seeks new specialist tax adviser

19 February 2018

The House of Lords Economic Affairs Committee is inviting applications for the vacant post of one of its two specialist advisers on the Finance Bill. The adviser will work with the Economic Affairs Committee sub-Committee on the Finance Bill.


The role is part-time, remunerated by daily fee. The successful candidate will be:

  • have substantial, recent and practical familiarity with the UK tax system and its administration, and, preferably, either possess a recognised UK tax qualification and/or have worked on tax policy in HMRC or HM Treasury;
  • demonstrate a wide-ranging and up-to-date knowledge of the UK tax code;
  • have a solid understanding of how tax policy is developed and the Finance Bill is drafted to give effect to policy decisions;
  • be able to advise on the scope and effects of legislation clearly and concisely, for example by setting provisions in their wider economic, historical or international contexts;
  • be incisive, articulate and able to draft quickly and clearly, particularly for a non-specialist audience; and
  • have experience of building networks and maintaining relationships with taxation experts (inside and outside Government), professional and representative groups, and other key stakeholders

Role of the adviser

The primary task is to help the sub-committee fulfil its role of examining the draft Finance Bill each year, but the adviser may also be asked to help the sub-committee, and the Economic Affairs Committee, with other aspects of its work.

A full job description, and details of how to apply, can be found at:

Applications should be made by CV and covering letter sent to Ayeesha Waller (, Clerk. The deadline for applications is midnight Tuesday 13 March.

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