Lancashire School of Business and Enterprise
Greenbank Building, GR051
David teaches at UCLan part-time. For the rest of the week he is self-employed as a Chartered Tax Advisor. He worked for Inland Revenue/HM Revenue and Customs from 1986 to 2009.
David joined the Inland Revenue as a Tax Officer (Higher Grade) in 1986. This was meant to be a temporary job but it took him more than 20 years to finally move on.
During his time with the Revenue, David worked as an investigator in Preston, Chorley, Manchester and Liverpool - examining the accounts of local small and medium-sized businesses; as a technical inspector dealing with the personal tax affairs of the members of the 'Big 4' accountancy firms and the ‘Magic Circle’ of City solicitors; and as a writer and editor of training materials.
Fiscal Tribology (2018)
2018 “Global trends in taxation and entrepreneur behaviour. Insights from the world of poker and crypto-currencies” International Tax Summer School, University of Zagreb (at Dubrovnik)
2018 “How ‘The Kinks’ can enlighten us about bunching at the kinks. What do we really get up to at those kink points?” Tax Administration Research Centre (TARC) annual conference. University of Exeter.
2018 “Fiscal Tribology”, 3rd Tax Policy Conference, Centre for Tax Law, University of Cambridge.
2017 “Deadweight losses? Do quants from elite institutions unfairly distort the funding of tax research and undermine sound fiscal policy? Evidence from HMRC Datalab projects.” Tax Research Network (TRN) annual conference, Bournemouth University.
2017 “What does it mean to be ‘tax literate’? What should ‘society’ know about tax if the UK is to establish a lasting tax consensus post-Brexit?” Australasian Tax Teachers Association (ATTA) annual conference – “Tax and Society”, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand.