Jenny is a chartered accountant with almost 20 years of experience working in tax. In that time, she’s worked on R&D tax relief claims for some of the UK’s best-known innovators, from big pharma to vehicle manufacturers to household FMCG brands.
As one of the UK’s leading R&D tax policy experts, Jenny often helps our clients with specialist insight and highly technical queries related to the incentive. She works across the business, helping ForrestBrown’s teams deliver cutting-edge services to UK businesses.
Jenny holds a seat on HMRC’s R&D consultative committee. She is a passionate advocate for UK businesses, helping to deliver positive changes to policy and setting the agenda on R&D tax relief.
Most recently, Jenny worked with, among others, the Chartered Institute of Taxation, UK Research & Innovation, Creative Industries Federation and the Confederation of British Industry on a comprehensive response to the government’s wide-ranging consultation on R&D tax reliefs.
With a keen interest in professional standards, in 2019 Jenny initiated the CIOT/ATT working group that drafted the Professional Conduct in Relation to Tax (PCRT) guidance for R&D tax credit advice. This guidance is endorsed by all of the major accountancy and tax bodies and sets the standard for all professionally regulated R&D tax advisers, helping to ensure that UK businesses will be able to claim the incentive with confidence for many years to come.
Jenny chose to specialise in R&D tax in 2007 and before joining the ForrestBrown team, accumulated significant experience, including a decade with KPMG.