ICAS experts in parliamentary double

6 March 2014

ICAS Technical experts have been contributing to key legislation and issues at Westminster and Holyrood.

ICAS Technical experts have been contributing to hot political issues and legislation in a busy day of appearances at the Scottish Parliament and House of Commons.

David Wood, Executive Director of Technical Policy and Christine Scott, Assistant Director of Pensions at ICAS, gave evidence to the Scottish Affairs Committee on Wednesday (5 March) on the implications for state, work and private pensions of an independent Scotland.

David and Christine were joined at the committee session by David Davison, a member of the ICAS Pensions Committee and Martin Potter, leader of the Scottish Board of the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries.

Watch/listen to what they had to say from 1 hour 28 minutes on the parliament.uk website.

Technical experts also gave evidence to the Scottish Finance Committee (5 March) on the Revenue Scotland and Tax Powers Bill Stage 1.

The committee took evidence at the same time from Elspeth Orcharton, ICAS Director of Tax and Charlotte Barbour, ICAS Head of Taxation, Private Clients and Small Business.

They were joined by John Whiting, representing the Chartered Institute of Taxation. The trio gave evidence, offered views and answered questions from Finance Committee members on key areas of principle underpinning the Revenue Scotland and Tax Powers Bill, including the General Anti-Avoidance Rule and Privilege/Disclosure.

Watch/listen to proceedings on the scottishparliament.tv website


  • Tax
  • Pensions
  • Political landscape

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