Wendy BradleyWendy Bradley

Email: lwp12wb@sheffield.ac.uk
Research Title: Tax Simplification and Better Regulation
Supervisors: Dr Richard Kirkham, Dr Mark Brown

My blog is at http://tiintax.com

Follow me on twitter @wendybradley


BA (Hons) English and Drama, UCNW Bangor (1978) Postgraduate Certificate in Education (1981): taught drama and communications until 1985. Fully trained Inspector of Taxes (1993). Worked in the Inland Revenue and then HMRC for over twenty years as a tax inspector, a stakeholder and communications manager and finally as the regulatory Impact Assessment programme manager. Took early retirement in 2012.

Research Areas

The relationship between the practice of Better Regulation techniques (principally Impact Assessment but also Administrative Burden reduction and consultation) and tax simplification.

Research Centre

Member of the Women’s Budget Group, Centre for the Study of Law in Society and Sheffield Institute of Corporate and Commercial Law


"Tax Prats and Citizen Stakeholders: Professionalism in the Gap Between Tax Priority Setting and Tax Policymaking (Social Legal Studies June 2015 vol. 24 no. 2 203-224) [http://sls.sagepub.com/content/24/2/203.abstract?rss=1]

"How the new spending chief can tackle tax without being a prat" (The Conversation) [https://theconversation.com/how-the-new-spending-chief-can-tackle-tax-without-being-a-prat-43745]

I also write occasionally for Taxation [http://www.taxation.co.uk/taxation/biography/wendy-bradley] , Pay and Benefits [http://www.payandbenefitsmagazine.co.uk/biography/wendy-bradley] and the Guardian's Comment is Free site [http://www.theguardian.com/profile/wendy-bradley]