It has been the OTS’s practice on our previous projects to form small, informal Consultative Committees (CCs), comprising up to 10 members. The role of the CC is to assist us with the direction of the project concerned: to suggest avenues for exploration (including people/groups to meet), to critique our plans, provide practical insights, to debate our findings and in due course to review our ideas and recommendations. This helps us achieve our aim of producing reports that are evidence-based, balanced and credible.
Consultative Committee members are unpaid and input to the OTS project through occasional meetings as well as by correspondence.
Members of the Consultative Committee
The members are:
Professor Judith Freedman
A representative from each of HM Treasury and HMRC attend CC meetings.
1st Meeting of the CC
The CC had an initial meeting on Wednesday 7 October. The main topics discussed were:
Terms of Reference for the project
Problems in practice: where do CC members see difficulties