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ASM chief honoured for services to the taxman

[ November 19, 2012   //   ]

Peter MacSwiney, chairman of freight software firm ASM (Agency Sector Management) has received a ‘Transparency in Tax’ award from HMRC. The awards took place at Chancellor George Osborn’s residence at 11 Downing Street on 12 November and were presented by Exchequer Secretary to the Treasury, David Gauke MP.

Peter MacSwiney has served as trade chairman of the JCCC (Joint Customs Consultative Committee) for three years. In making the award, HMRC chief executive Lin Homer paid tribute to his hard work “to cement good relations with HMRC and the freight industry.”

As chairman of ASM, MacSwiney has worked closely with HMRC and BIFA on the temporary storage review currently taking place.

MacSwiney said: “Relationships between the freight industry and Customs work well to the advantage of all involved. Although it’s a personal award, from ASM’s perspective, as a representative body in its own right, I’m really pleased that the work of international trade has been recognised. None of this would happen without the participation of all the people that attend the various sub-groups that discuss trade issues.”

The ‘Transparency in Tax’ awards recognise the contribution the business, professional and voluntary communities make to helping HMRC run the UK’s tax system.

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