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25 January 2010

HM Treasury appointments

Edward Troup has been appointed Managing Director of the Budget, Tax and Welfare directorate, in succession to Mark Neale.

Mr Troup has been Director of Business and Indirect Tax since 2004, having joined the Treasury after a career as a tax lawyer at Simmons & Simmons.  A leading expert on tax, Mr Troup has played a key role in the development of the directorate.

Notes for editors

1. As Director of Business and Indirect Tax at HM Treasury, Mr Troup was responsible for policy on corporate taxes, VAT, consumption and excise taxes, environment, transport and energy taxes and small business taxation. From 1997 to 2004 he was a corporate tax partner with Simmons & Simmons, an international law firm based in London, and a special adviser on tax at HM Treasury from 1995-1997.

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