Tax Journal: One minute with… David Whiscombe

BKL tax partner David Whiscombe was interviewed by Tax Journal.


How did you end up in tax?

I was seduced by the Inland Revenue’s recruitment promise of running my own tax district within a few years (which I did). Someone once described the independence afforded to old-fashioned district inspectors as akin to being self-employed without the worries: and they weren’t far wrong.

Who in tax do you most admire?

My first district inspector, Geoffrey Moore. He never saw tax as a conflict between ‘us’ and ‘them’ but regarded himself and his local accountants as involved in a common endless struggle to make a flawed tax system work in a pragmatic and sensible way to the benefit of all…


The full interview is available as a pdf and via the Tax Journal website.



Sam Inkersole

In 2022, Sam won the Taxation’s Rising Star award at the Taxation Awards in and was named in the Accountancy Age 35 Under 35.

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While Jon’s client work focuses on the financial services sector, he also oversees the firm’s assurance service, as well as supporting the trainees following in his footsteps.


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