Dr Peter Jelfs

Head of Tax Services, Investment Directorate at Department for Business and Trade (DBT)

Head of Tax Services, Investment Directorate, Department for Business and Trade
Policy Fellow, Centre for Science and Policy

Peter Jelfs is Head of Tax Services within the Investment Directorate at the Department for Business and Trade. His role encompasses providing UK tax and business policy guidance to potential overseas investors, training DIT colleagues around the world on the UK’s tax and business environment and feeding UK tax policy issues around FDI to tax policy-owning departments such as HMT and HMRC.

Peter is also active in academia. His research interests focus on UK and international tax policy and increasing collaboration and understanding in these fields between academia, government and the private sector.

Following an undergraduate degree in chemistry from the University of Oxford, Peter worked in the private sector as an R&D tax incentive specialist and for HMRC’s Large Business Team, before gaining his PhD in Management from Birkbeck, University of London.