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Northern Society of Chartered Accountants

At the heart of northern business since 1882

Redworth 2022 General Practitioners’ Conference

Having missed out on our annual conference in 2021 we are returning in 2022 with our usual mix of high quality lectures and excellent networking opportunities.

The weekend is a great opportunity to gain valuable CPD at a competitive price. Over the weekend you will receive the equivalent of four half-day courses. It is aimed at partners, managers, and seniors in independent practices.

As well as hearing from our expert lecturers you will have the chance to connect with them and other practitioners throughout the weekend.

Conference information

Topics are likely to include:

  • Latest Tax updates
  • Accounting updates
  • Rebecca on request
  • National Insurance
  • Cybersecurity and Fraud
  • Employment Law
  • Soft skills
  • Practice Matters
Why should you attend the conference?

The weekend is a great opportunity to gain valuable CPD at a competitive price. Over the weekend you will receive the equivalent of four half-day courses. It is aimed at partners, managers, and seniors in independent practices. As well as hearing from our expert lecturers you will have the chance to connect with them and other practitioners throughout the weekend

Many of the topics have been suggested by delegates who have attended previous Redworth conferences as well as the NorSCA CPD programme. Also, Rebecca Benneyworth will answer delegates’ specific tax questions in her popular “Rebecca on Request” slot on Sunday morning. You can be sure that the conference will meet your business and professional needs, as well as those of your staff.

As well as the lectures there is an excellent social aspect to the weekend, with delegates and speakers mingling during the free periods. You can benefit from lots of advice from the speakers, as well as comparing notes with other practitioners.

Spouses/partners of delegates are more than welcome to attend on a dinner, bed and breakfast basis.

Northern Society of Chartered Accountants reserve the right to change the timing of the programme and the speakers.

 

Cost
   BOOKED BEFORE
17 DECEMBER 2021
 BOOKED AFTER
17 DECEMBER 2021
Residential delegates £215 +VAT £235 +VAT
Non-residential delegates £260 +VAT £280 +VAT

New for 2022, delegates not wishing to take advantage of the early bird discount have the option to secure their place before 17 December 2021 and pay the final balance on 31 January 2022. A non-refundable deposit of £50 per delegate is required at time of booking. An invoice will be forwarded to you for payment in January 2022 where you will be charged the balance of £185+VAT residential rate or £230+VAT non-residential rate.

When you book you will only be charged for the conference element, the accommodation charges are paid to the hotel on departure. On booking, please indicate if accommodation is required and we will book this for you at our preferential rates.

Accommodation charges payable to the hotel on departure. Prices quoted include VAT

Single accommodation £250

Twin or double (per delegate) £158

Partner/spouse rate (per night) £ 50

Speakers

Rebecca Benneyworth BSc FCA MBE is well known nationally for her enthusiastic and down to earth approach to tax. She has been a lecturer for in excess of 25 years, winning Tax Lecturer of the Year at the 2007 Taxation awards. She is also a tax writer and Editor of a number of tax publications. She was Chairman of the ICAEW Tax Faculty from 2013 – 2015. She also sits on a number of HMRC internal Boards, including the Admin Burdens Advisory Board which seeks to challenge HMRC on behalf of SME’s.

Stephanie Henshaw FCA is Technical Standards Partner with Francis Clark LLP and a member of the ICAEW Financial Reporting Faculty Board.

Martin Wilson of Durham Constabulary has 16 years policing experience across various policing roles. Prior to joining the NEBRC, Martin was part of the North East Special Operations Unit (NERSOU). He specialised in Cyber Protect, Prevent and Prepare work streams, leading on new and innovative work, helping businesses understand and prepare for cyber-attack. Martin and his cyber teams have been recognised locally, regionally and nationally, winning awards for their crime prevention work. Martin lives in the North East with his wife and young child, and in his spare time enjoys skiing, running and reading.

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Making Tax Digital – start here! with Rebecca Benneyworth

Rebecca Benneyworth provides the latest developments for Making Tax Digital

This course will cover all of the issues in relation to the roll out of Making Tax Digital to the remaining VAT population in 2022 and more importantly, helping you to prepare for the introduction of Making Tax Digital for Income Tax scheduled for 2023. It will explain in detail what you need to do to prepare your client base for the implementation of MTD for income tax and what steps to take now in preparation.

Course Information

Course content

  • MTD for VAT – the last phase of implementation; dealing with the remaining clients not currently within MTD; identifying digital exclusion and what to do about it and when; digital links – some practical illustrations; software – from spreadsheets and bridging to full cloud based systems
  • MTD for income tax – planned timeline
    • Who is in, who is out?
    • When will they come in? New businesses; Accounting periods
    • What do they have to do? Digital records – content and format; quarterly submissions – when, how, what? Tax estimates??
    • The annual ‘wrap up’ and how it fits into it all
    • The end of the self assessment return? Or not??
  • Practical steps and my top tips; what services will you provide? Are you geared up for this internally? How has it affected my practice? How have my clients coped?
Cost
Rate Cost
Price £90.00 + VAT
Retired Member £45.00 + VAT
Career Break Member £45.00 + VAT

Northern Society is offering delegates a 1/3rd off all of its live webinars up to 31 December 2021.

Please note that the respective discount of £30.00 and £15.00 will automatically be applied to the checkout and will be dependent on the membership level of each delegate.

If you are currently on a career break or retired please ensure to answer the form question.

Discounted rate
Price: £60.00 + VAT
Retired/Career break: £30.00 + VAT

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Finance Act 2021 with Rebecca Benneyworth

An essential Tax update with Rebecca Benneyworth

This absolutely essential course will take you through the Finance Act 2021 step by step and identify all content relevant to the general practice adviser, explaining the impact of any changes. The course will highlight areas of advice and issues to raise with clients and any changes you will need to make to your practice procedures as a result of the changes.

Course Information

Content

All content in the Finance Act 2021 will be covered if it is relevant to the general practice accountant. Members working in business will benefit from some of the content, although it may not all be relevant to them. The course will cover the content of the Act under the following headings:

  • Business and corporation tax, including new loss reliefs
  • Personal income tax including employment taxes and benefits in kind
  • Savings and pension tax measures
  • Capital Gains Tax
  • Other Capital taxes changes
  • Tax administration, including a range of new penalties

Who Should Attend

The course is aimed at all practitioners and staff who work in tax and have a reasonable level of tax knowledge, and should be regarded as essential CPD for those individuals. The course will also be of some benefit to those working in business who need up to date tax knowledge as part of their job.

Cost
Rate Cost
Price £90.00
Retired Member £45.00
Career Break Member £45.00

Northern Society is offering delegates a 1/3rd off all of its live webinars up to 31 December 2021.

Please note that the respective discount of £30.00 and £15.00 will automatically be applied to the checkout and will be dependent on the membership level of each delegate.

If you are currently on a career break or retired please ensure to answer the form question.

Discounted rate
Price: £60.00 + VAT
Retired/Career break: £30.00 + VAT

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Spring Tax update 2021

Northern Society of Chartered Accountants www.norsca.co.uk

An essential update for all practitioners and staff involved with clients affected by tax issues, as well as tax specialists.

This course aims to keep your technical knowledge up to date to comply with the ever-changing regulatory environment. The course is intended not only to alert you to regulatory changes, but to highlight points which can be used in practice.

Course information

By the time of the Course, Brexit will have happened and, hopefully, the Covid-19 Pandemic should be easing. We will have had a Budget to make up for not having one in the Autumn. Will this be the “Great Reform Budget” that has been threaten to change capital taxes in the UK?
Whether a “major or a minor” Budget, all the above factors will combine to give a considerable amount of content to cover!

Content
These courses aim to provide delegates with a practical and intensive review of developments over the last six months as well as changes likely to occur in the near future.
This course aims to cover the following topics:

  • Tax announcements in 2021 Spring Budget;
  • What is in the resultant Finance Bill?;
  • Is there anything our clients should be doing now in the light of “Brexit” ;
  • Where are we on MTD and how should we be preparing our firms and our clients;
  • Where are we on the “level playing field” like the extension of IR35, the NMW/NLW etc?;
  • Recent Tax cases and HMRC pronouncements;
  • VAT developments;
  • Other regulatory announcement affecting the Tax Profession such as on AML, CCOs, PCRT, DAC 6 and all the other regulatory matters where we have to keep up to date. 

This course is specifically designed to meet the needs of general practitioners, concentrating on matters that really affect your clients.

Cost
Rate Cost
ICAEW Member £90.00 + VAT
Non-Member £90.00 + VAT
Retired Member £45.00 + VAT
Career Break Member £45.00 + VAT

Northern Society is offering delegates a 1/3rd off all of its live webinars up to 30 August 2021.

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Capital Tax planning

Northern Society of Chartered Accountants www.norsca.co.uk

An essential update for accountants involved in the provision of advice to clients particularly in the area of estate planning, successions in OMBs.

Following the March 2021 Budget, we will know whether the Chancellor was able to introduce his “Great Reform Budget” to “simplify” Capital Taxes. In this case, the course will deal with these changes. If the economy has not recovered sufficiently to allow these reforms yet, we will need to look as we come out of Covid and Brexit, how our clients need to restructure estates and succession planning to take advantage of the old rules whilst there is time.

Course information

The Budget on 3 March was not the “Great Reform Budget” of Capital Taxes that was widely feared. However, we now know the huge damage done to the public finances by the pandemic. We also know that there is a clamour to restructure the funding of “social welfare” which the Chancellor has not been able to address. We also know that there will be an Autumn Budget. This course will consider the planning that your clients would be wise to consider over the summer before the Autumn could bring radical change.

The content will be highly dependent upon developments in the run up to the course and full details will be made available nearer the time.

Content

  • Principal Private Residence relief costs around £28 Billion and the Finance Act 2020 contained many “oven ready” measures to curtail this but these just scratch the surface so clearly, this must be an ongoing area of reform. Will there be more?
  • Capital tax planning must always run alongside pensions planning so changes to either will have consequences on planning for the other!
  • The Budget is likely to contain many of the “simplification measures” proposed in the OTS reports published in July 2019 into IHT and in November 2020 and February 2021 into “simplifying CGT by design” and may even adopt some of the radical the APPG report of early 2020 (which floated the possibility of the abolition of IHT and the effective reintroduction of CTT).
  • These measures could fundamentally change the way we do both life time and will planning as measures such as the abolition of the uplift on death for CGT where BPR/APR are available are easily legislated for.
  • The course will look at “vanilla” planning which your clients may wish to consider as a result.
  •  It will also look at the lessons learnt from the Spring 2020 Budget changes to Entrepreneurs Relief (now Business Asset Disposal Relief) as to what planning is acceptable and what is unlikely to be OK.
Cost
Rate Cost
ICAEW Member £90.00 + VAT
Non-Member £90.00 + VAT
Retired Member £45.00 + VAT
Career Break Member £45.00 + VAT

Northern Society is offering delegates a 1/3rd off all of its live webinars up to 30 August 2021.

 

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Pensions & other year end tax planning

Northern Society of Chartered Accountants www.norsca.co.uk

This course will look at the world of pensions to see how they impact upon clients, especially in the area of retirement and estate planning.

With people living to a much greater age, various governments, to try to encourage people to save for the future, changed the pensions’ regime dramatically in 2006 and have played around with it incessantly thereafter.

Event information

So the system remains horrendously complex but the rules present many opportunities. The course will look at the world of pensions to see how they impact upon clients especially in the area of retirement and estate planning. It is not a financial services course and will not be dealing with products from a financial services aspect but will be looking at how the latest available products can assist the tax planner!

We are also going to have to deal with the delayed Budget – will this start to raise taxes to pay for the massive borrowings caused by Covid?
So we need to have a look apart from Pension Contributions at what is feasible to do before 5 April 2021

Content

  • Contributions – quantum and pitfalls – Lifetime limits, Annual Allowances, Employer contributions – a quick reminder – why should we make a contribution now?
  • Planning advice – not just registered pension schemes;
    • What else can you save into that could be tax efficient? What about Cash rich companies…. How is BADR and BPR developing alongside pensions;
    • Why spend your pension when you could spend your ISAs?
    • Third party contributions;
    • Capital Tax planning in the light of the changes – is it more counter intuitive than you think?
  • Other Year End Planning including looking at:
    • Cash extraction,
    • Tax efficient benefits,
    • Is there any thing we need to do on loss relief?

Who should attend:
Partners and staff involved in the provision of advice to clients particularly in the area of estate planning and related items.

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Later Life Tax

Drawing on the experience of our two speakers – Rebecca Benneyworth and Karen Barwick – the aim of this course is to provide tips for those key moments which can require careful tax planning and financial arrangements as clients start to contemplate their business exit and retirement.

This half day on-line course will benefit partners, manager and other members of staff who need to give tax and financial planning advice to business and personal clients.  A reasonable tax knowledge is assumed.

Our two speakers will cover:

  • Differences between Enduring and Lasting Powers of Attorney;
  • Risks associated if you do not make a will;
  • Vulnerable client policy;
  • Different routes to care funding and pitfalls to avoid;
  • Capital gains tax issues – private residence relief; maintaining the relief; gifts of assets; business asset disposals;
  • Income tax issues – pre-owned asset charge (a refresher); other income tax issues;
  • Inheritance tax – implications of financial plans; residential nil rate band and downsizing relief.

Cost

Rate Cost
Member £90 (plus VAT)
Retired member £45 (plus VAT)
Career break member £45 (plus VAT)

There is a discount available of one third off prices on all NorSCA virtual CPD until 31 December – it will be applied automatically when you “check out”.

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Capital taxes in light of the general election & Covid-19

An essential update when advising clients on capital taxes.

The Conservative manifesto contain few clues on this area but since being elected the Coronavirus response has seen quite unprecedented government expenditure on various economic support measures.  This needs to be recouped – most likely through taxation. 

The Chancellor will be introducing another Budget this autumn in which he will have to start paying not only for the massive injection into the economy but also the infrastructure projects – needed to enhance the economic recovery – and manifesto promises such as the Northern Power House Project.

Capital Taxes changes allied with pensions reform must be on the agenda as he will find it difficult to change the “normal” taxes. So, what planning could you do if this is going to be a problem for your clients?

Event information

We know that Principal Private Residence relief costs the treasury around £28 Billion so clearly, whilst there will be detail in the budget, this could be an area ripe for reform.

The budget is likely to contain many simplification measures proposed by the OTS; some of these measures could fundamentally change the interaction of life time and will planning as measures such as the abolition of the uplift on death for CGT where BPR/APR are available.

The course will look at what we can expect and “vanilla” planning which your clients may wish to consider. It will also look at the lessons learnt from the Spring Budget changes to Entrepreneurs Relief as to what planning is acceptable and what is unlikely to be OK.

Cost
Rate Cost
Price £90.00 + VAT
Retired Member £45.00 + VAT
Career Break Member £45.00 + VAT

There is a discount available of one third off prices on all NorSCA virtual CPD until 31 December – it will be applied automatically when you “check out”.

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Making tax digital update

Rebecca Benneyworth has been an advocate of MTD since the consultation period in 2016 and remains keen to ensure that as many smaller firms and businesses as possible take advantage of these changes.

This session is an essential update for anyone working practice in accounts or tax as Rebecca will give delegates a clear idea of what processes they will need to adopt to serve clients in a completely new reporting environment. It would also be suitable for those working in business, although there is little detail as yet on plans for corporation tax.

This session will look at the July 2020 announcements from HMRC in regard to the process not only of the MTD project, but to what might develop with personal and business tax accounts over the next few years. It will cover the current requirements for VAT as a refresher, picking the tricky areas, and then move to the meat of developments to come through to 2023 when we shall see full mandation for income tax.

Content will include:

  • MTD for VAT requirements – a brief refresher; tricky practical areas
  • April 2021 developments – full digital links in place – how to achieve this
  • April 2022 developments – everyone in for VAT! Dealing with very small businesses. To deregister or not?
  • Income tax self assessment – the timeline. 2023 mandation – who will it affect? What will be needed? How will the mechanics work? What about very small businesses? Landlords and holiday lets.
  • Corporation tax plans and proposals
  • Where to with digital tax accounts?

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Payroll taxes update Cumbria with Rebecca Benneyworth

This course will update you on changes to payroll measures over the last 12 months.

This course will update you on changes to payroll measures over the last 12 months, and flag up any forthcoming changes to keep you right up to date. In April 2020 we are likely to see the introduction of off payroll working rules for all those working through intermediaries, and this will be a major change to deal with. Final legislation may be issued quite close to the commencement date so it is important to ensure that you can advise clients appropriately.

Event information

The course will cover:

  • Basic changes – PAYE and NIC thresholds; changes affecting the basic operation of PAYE and NIC; Scottish and Welsh income tax changes
  • Minimum wage update and plans for the future. Minimum wage compliance cases reported recently.
  • Changes to taxation of benefits in kind in the last 12 months; future changes that have been announced; amendments to earlier changes
  • Off payroll working – what are the rules; obligations on engagers; the Status Determination Statement; advising affected clients effectively
  • Director rates of pay – what are the issues this year?
  • Auto enrolment – re-enrolment
Cost
Rate Cost
Price £90.00 + VAT
Retired Member £45.00 + VAT
Career Break Member £45.00 + VAT

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