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Northern Society of Chartered Accountants

At the heart of northern business since 1882

Redworth 2015 – Tyne & Wear General Practitioners’ Conference

Date: 27 February 2015 13:00 - 1 March 2015

Type: Audit Assurance and Financial Reporting, Career and Personal Development, Course, Social and Networking, Tax

Organiser: Tyne and Wear

Northern Society of Chartered Accountants

Details of the 2015 Conference can be found here

In 2015 the Tyne & Wear General Practitioners’ Conference will be celebrating 21 years at Redworth Hall. We hope that regular attendees, as well as those joining us for the first time, will help up celebrate this milestone.

As usual our speakers will provide up to the minute lectures on the changes affecting the profession as well as tackling topics that are problematic to practitioners.


Our speakers are drawn from all areas – geographically as well as topically – and have a wealth of experience to share. We look forward to welcoming you to another excellent conference.

 Confirmed speakers are:
Rebecca Benneyworth Karen Barwick – Laurus Associates Ltd
Carl Bayley – Bayley Miller Ltd Ben Huston – Sage (UK) Ltd
Bill Telford – Telford Financial Training Ltd Joanne Butler – CABA

Topics will include:

Taxation Updates (Income & Capital Taxes)

QAD – What the Reviewers find

Topical Accounting and Auditing


PAYE and National Insurance

Employment Law


Cloud Accounting

Business Angels

Building Resilience

Following on from the success of last year, Rebecca will be repeating her ‘on request’ session. You can send in requests to Rebecca at [email protected]  up to Monday 23 February 2015 or hand in requests on the Friday saying what you would like her to talk about and, on Sunday morning, she’ll deliver your own personalised lecture.

When you book you will only be charged for the conference element, the accommodation charges are paid to the hotel on the weekend itself.  We will continue to book the rooms for delegates (and spouses, if required) at our preferential rates.

Prices for the conference

We have been able to maintain our prices at the 2014 level as follows:

Standard Rate

Early Bird Rate**










Spouses (per night)

@ £56.00

@  £56.00

CABA Single    @ £90.00    @  £90.00
CABA Double/Twin    @ £90.00    @  £90.00
CABA Non-residential    @£125.00    @£125.00

** Early bird booking availble until 30 November 2014

Thanks to support from CABA we are able to offer members who are retired or are on a career break a special £100 reduction in the cost of the conference.

Prices for Accomodation

Redworth Hall Hotel have also held their charges for the weekend and these will be (including VAT):

Single accommodation:                         £222

Twin or double (per delegate):              £136

Spouse/partner (non-delegate) sharing accommodation £56 per night (dinner, bed and breakfast)


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Redworth Hall Hotel

Redworth Hall Hotel,
County Durham,

Tel No: 0800 808 9596


Bill Telford  – Telford Financial Training Ltd

Bill Telford – Telford Financial Training Ltd

Bill qualified as an accountant with an international big four firm in 1975 and has spent the last 30 years in education and training. In 2000, he joined Baker Tilly as National Training Director and he has served on both the ICAEW Council the Learning & Professional Development Board. He has recently retired as a partner with Baker Tilly and is now trading as a freelance lecturer and training consultant.

Carl Bayley

Carl began training as a Chartered Accountant in 1983 with one of the ‘Big 4’ accountancy firms. He qualified in 1986, becoming a double prize-winner in the process, and began specialising in tax.

Carl is a popular speaker on taxation matters and frequently presents to groups of business owners, landlords, and professionals such as accountants, lawyers and surveyors. His highly acclaimed annual ‘Budget Breakfast’ for the Institute of Chartered Accountants has been running since 2002 and has outlasted two former Chancellors of the Exchequer.

Carl is a member of the governing Council of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales, Deputy Chairman of the Tax Faculty and a former President of ICAEW Scotland.


Karen Barwick – Director, Laurus Associates Ltd

Laurus Associates Ltd., was established in 2002 by Karen Barwick and Colin Dawson, and continues to build on the long term relationships already formed between numerous legal and accountancy firms.

Karen Barwick is drawing on her past experiences of pensions gained from both a leading life office and a large national corporate IFA. This has resulted in advice as a specialist nature, predominantly to the business community, and also to private clients.

Rebecca Benneyworth BSc FCA MBE

Rebecca Benneyworth BSc FCA MBE

Rebecca is an ICAEW Chartered Accountant. She is a lecturer, writer and consultant on a variety of taxes, lecturing extensively throughout the UK, to accountants, business people and also to HMRC and the Treasury.

She has her own accountancy practice based in Gloucestershire, with a variety of small business and personal tax clients. During the last two years this has become a 100% digital practice.

She is Chair of the HMRC Digital Advisory Group, providing help and support to HMRC in understanding the challenges that Making Tax Digital presents to small businesses and their advisers. She is also a member of the Admin Burdens Advisory Board, an independent group monitoring the burdens the tax system impose on businesses.

Rebecca is a past Chair of the Tax Faculty of the ICAEW, and serves on the Tax Faculty Board. She is ICAEW council member for South West England, and was awarded an MBE for services to the tax profession in 2012.

How to book

The easiest way to book is online by clicking the button to Book Online at icaew.com – you will be able to log into your account at icaew.com and pay with your debit or credit card.

You can also telephone the ICAEW central events booking team on 01908 248159 and pay over the phone.

Alternatively you can download a booking form or book by email.