IFS Director Paul Johnson has been awarded an Honorary Fellowship of the Chartered Institute of Taxation (CIOT) for his outstanding contribution to the field of taxation.
CIOT President John Preston, who presented the award at the annual CIOT President's Luncheon on 9 January, said that the "Honorary Fellowship is awarded to Paul Johnson for his tremendous contribution to tax and the wider economic debate. Nobody who takes an interest in government fiscal policy can doubt Paul’s huge contribution, alongside his IFS colleagues, to enlightening the public and holding politicians to account without fear or favour on this important area of public policy. We at the CIOT are proud to work with Paul and the IFS in a range of areas, from our Better Budgets report (also involving the Institute for Government) to our regular joint debates.”
Professor Michael Devereux, Director of the Oxford University Centre for Business Taxation and former IFS Research Fellow, also received an Honorary Fellowship.