Mike is a freelance lecturer and writer. Until March 2015 he was the editor of Taxation. He won the 2015 Taxation Award for Lifetime Achievement in May. He started his career with the then Inland Revenue as a graduate-entrant inspector in Holloway District, when there still were such things as local districts, which shows you how long ago it was. He worked in the tax departments of international, national and local accountancy firms before setting up his own sole practice and tax consultancy.