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Northern Society of Chartered Accountants

At the heart of northern business since 1882

ICAEW Practical Tax Conference 2020

Date: 2 October 2020 10:45 - 16:30

Type: Course, Tax

Organiser: ICAEW, NorSCA

The key tax updates from some of the best in the business.

The world of tax is changing all the time; make sure you’re on top of the latest tax topics at our residential tax conference.

Event information

With an expert panel of speakers made up of some of the most respected – and in demand – tax experts in the UK, the Practical Tax Conference typically delivers around 15 hours of CPD.

The sessions cover the full range of tax topics from corporate restructuring  to Scottish Taxes – and everything in between. With in-depth lectures, informal Q&A opportunities and the chance to explore the hottest tax topics with industry experts, this residential course is not to be missed.

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Expert speakers will include:

Paul Aplin, OBE BSc FCA CTA (Fellow)
Paul is a fellow of both ICAEW and CIOT. He was a tax partner with A C Mole & Sons from 1992 to January 2020.

He has served as Chairman of the Tax Faculty and its Technical Committee and as ICAEW President from June 2018 to June 2019. He is a member of the ICAEW and CIOT Councils. He writes for various tax and accountancy journals and is regularly quoted on tax issues in the national press.

Away from the office he is a keen hill walker and climber, with a 21,000′ Himalayan and many high Alpine peaks to his credit; his other interests include photography (he is a licentiate of the Royal Photographic Society), keeping ducks and walking his border collie (a regular at the ICAEW Practical Tax Conference).

Paul was named Tax Personality of the Year in the 2007 UK Tax Awards and received the Outstanding Industry Contribution award in the 2013 British Accountancy Awards. He has featured regularly in the Accountancy Age “Financial Power List” of people who influence tax and financial policy in the UK. He was appointed OBE in The Queen’s Birthday Honours List 2009 for public service and services to the accountancy profession, is a member of both the ICAEW and CIOT Councils and serves on HMRC’s Administrative Burdens Advisory Board.

Carl Bayley, ICAEW Tax Faculty
Carl Bayley is the author of a series of tax guides designed specifically for the layman and non-specialist professional. Carl’s particular speciality is his ability to take the weird, complex and inexplicable world of taxation and set it out in the kind of clear, straightforward language that taxpayers themselves can understand. As he often says himself, “my job is to translate ‘tax’ into English”.

Rebecca Benneyworth MBE, ICAEW Tax Faculty
Rebecca trained in London with Kidsons and on qualifying spent some time as chief accountant of a manufacturing company. She now has her own small practice in Gloucestershire with a client list that comprises owner managed businesses and small companies. She lectures extensively for a range of professional bodies, accountancy firms, commercial organisations and HM Revenue and Customs. @rbeccabeneworth

Veronica Donnelly, Partner, Campbell Dallas
Veronica, a Partner in our Glasgow office, is a Chartered Tax Adviser and Associate of the Institute of Indirect Taxation. She specialises within VAT and has been a VAT advisor for 30 years, including working in-house for HMRC. Veronica’s clients cover a wide range of sectors including aesthetics, higher education, housing, transport and local government sectors. Her work includes strategic planning as well as assisting with compliance issues and negotiations with HMRC locally and nationally

Peter Rayney FCA CTA (Fellow) TEP
Peter Rayney practises as an independent tax consultant through his own practice, advising owner-managed companies, accountants, lawyers and tax practitioners on a wide range of tax issues. He specialises in company sales/acquisitions, reconstructions, succession planning and all aspects of owner managed business taxation.

He is always in demand as a tax lecturer and regularly contributes tax articles to the professional press. Peter is also an author of various books and journals including Rayney on Corporate Tax (previously the Practical Corporate Tax Manual (iCroner) and the very popular Rayney’s Tax Planning for Family and Owner Managed Companies (Bloomsbury Professional). He has won ‘Tax Writer of the year’ at the Taxation Awards an unprecedented three times.

Peter is Deputy President of the Chartered Institute of Taxation and chairman of the ICAEW Tax ‘s Technical Committee.

When he is not engrossed in the world of tax, Peter supports West Ham (he is a founder BM6 member), enjoys spending time with his wife and his ‘grown-up’ children, walking in the countryside, reading, and listening to all genres of music.

Kate Upcraft, AMBCS, mGPA,
Kate is a regular conference speaker, lecturer and writer on legislative issues, including tax and National Insurance, benefits and the whole range of employer compliance responsibilities. She undertakes consultancy work with employers and payroll agents assisting them with topics such as payroll health checks, national minimum wage and auto-enrolment, systems selection and departmental re-engineering. She is the vice chair of the ICAEW Employment Taxes and NI committee and Chair of the pan-professional Reward and Employment Engagement Forum. Prior to setting up her own company in 2005, she was the Payroll Legislation Manager at M&S, for whom she worked for 20 years, eleven of them in payroll. 

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