Emma Rawson​ – ATT Technical Officer

Association of Taxation Technicians

Emma was born and raised in Halifax. She was the first in her family to sit her A Levels before going on to study Genetics at Leeds University, and then to the University of Oxford where she received a doctorate in Clinical Medicine. Having decided that a career as a research scientist wasn’t for her, she pivoted to the completely different field of tax, which she still works in today.



Emma started her career in tax working for a Big 4 firm in London where she provided advice to large companies, including a number of household names. She moved back up to Yorkshire after five years, working in the Leeds office of the same firm and then for a small specialist consultancy, before moving to her current role with the Association of Taxation Technicians (ATT) in 2017. As a technical officer with the ATT, Emma’s focus is on emerging tax policy, and she works closely with HMRC and the Treasury. She also strongly believes in sharing her knowledge about and love of tax with others. Whether that’s members of the accounting and tax profession through articles and talks, or the general public through media work and school visits.

She has a main focus on business and employment taxes, and frequently contributes articles on topical tax issues to leading tax and accountancy publications. She has presented webinars and talks around the country, as well as appearing on BBC Radio and TV and being quoted in national newspapers. She has also provided oral evidence to committees of both the House of Lords and House of Commons.

Emma is a member of the Association of Taxation Technicians (ATT) and Chartered Institute of Taxation (CIOT), and a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of England and Wales (ICAEW). She is currently also the Chair of the Leeds Branch of the ATT and CIOT.

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