Tax Policy Associates

Dan Neidle founded Tax Policy Associates as a not-for-profit company, with the aim of improving tax and legal policy, and the public understanding of tax.

Tax Policy Associates has three key activities:

  • Providing policymakers and politicians of all parties with expert and non-partisan tax policy advice, in the UK and worldwide.
  • Analysing and investigating areas of tax and tax policy that have been under-reported.  
  • Partnering with journalists, academics and others researching and investigating tax and tax policy.

If you’d like to involve us in a project then please contact us. For media enquiries, please use the link below or contact us via Twitter or LinkedIn.

Who we work with

We work in association with experienced tax experts of all kinds: accountants, solicitors, barristers and retired HMRC officials, as well as non-tax experts such as commercial lawyers and forensic accountants. Often their current employment means that they cannot be named; but they are essential to our work. If you are a senior tax or legal professional who would like to work with us, then please get in contact in complete confidence.

Please note that unfortunately we cannot take on employees or interns, and the nature of our work means that we can only collaborate with senior professionals.

Dan Neidle

Dan Neidle has spent 25 years as a tax lawyer, and was head of tax at the London office of one of the largest law firms in the world. During his career, Dan advised corporates, governments, regulators, central banks and NGOs on tax and tax policy.

Dan is now bringing the depth of his experience and specialist expertise to improving tax and legal policy, and shaping and informing the debate around tax and the law. To avoid potential conflicts, he undertakes no commercial work, and all his fees for writing and speaking are donated to charity. 

In 2023, Dan was listed by The Lawyer as one of the 100 most influential lawyers in the UK, and by International Tax Review as one of the 50 most noteworthy tax figures worldwide. Dan’s work with Tax Policy Associates won the Tolley’s 2023 award for the “Outstanding Contribution to Taxation in 2022-23”, and won “investigation of the year” at the 2023 British Journalism Awards.

Dan is a member of the IFS Tax Law Review Committee and the Scottish Government’s advisory group on tax strategy.

Who funds us?

We don’t accept funding or donations, because we want to retain our independence and take positions regardless of where they might conventionally fall on the political spectrum.

All our contributors provide their time pro bono, so we require almost no funding. We therefore accept no donations, charge no fees, and undertake no commercial work. This enables us to remain entirely independent. 

Support our work

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