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Rachel Stirrat, Head of VAT & Financial Services and IPT, HM Treasury

Rachel has worked at HM Treasury since 2015 and currently leads the Financial Services Branch of the VAT and Excise team, ensuring that ministers have high quality advice when making decisions in this policy area. Rachel’s first role at HM Treasury was leading policy work on Insurance Premium Tax. She then moved to the European Finances team, leading HM Treasury’s work on participation in EU science and space programmes, and on EU administration costs as part of the negotiations of the financial settlement. Rachel has an MMathPhil from the University of Oxford.