Taxation Technical Committee

Representing the consumer and how tax can have impact income, savings, and investments

Industry challenge

The UK’s tax regime in relation to savings, investments and pensions products is complex and subject to constant change. Tax law, and changes, are often used as an influencer of consumers’ behaviour, either incentivising them to save, or incentivising them to direct their savings into a particular market channel or product type, or towards a particular asset class.

The tax regime, both in its application and its exemption, can be slow, clumsy and be very difficult to understand and apply. There is also a regrettable trend towards complex tax incentivised savings, to the detriment of consumer, and industry’s willingness and ability to take advantage of changes often set out to achieve desired political objectives.

Group purpose

The Taxation Technical Committee represents the consumer and how tax can have a negative impact on income, savings, and investments. TISA is in a strong position to advise HMT, HMRC and their advisers on how proposed changes to tax law will affect the industry and consumers to warn of potential unintended consequences.

Areas of focus

  • Improving consumer access to financial guidance.

Participating member firms

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Aegon UK PLC
Brewin Dolphin Ltd
CMC Markets Investments Limited
CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang LLP
Hargreaves Lansdown
JPMorgan Asset Management
L & G plc

Northern Trust
Raymond James Investment Services Limited
Royal Bank of Scotland
Sanlam Financial Services UK Ltd
Secure Trust Bank Plc
SIX Financial Information
SS&C
St James’s Place Wealth Management

Lisa Laybourn, Head of Technical Policy and Regulation
leads on this work at TISA

Chair: Edward Grant, St James’ Place

Deputy Chair: Kate Nicholson, Brewin Dolphin

If you are a TISA member, and would like to get involved with the Taxation work, please get in touch

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