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Northern Society of Chartered Accountants

At the heart of northern business since 1882

Redworth 2019: 25th Anniversary Conference for General Practitioners

Date: 1 March 2019 13:00 on Friday until 12:30 on Sunday - 3 March 2019

Type: Audit Assurance and Financial Reporting, Course, Tax

Organiser: Tyne and Wear

Join us for our annual conference for interesting lectures and networking.

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

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.

Topic are likely to include:

  • Surviving HMRC Investigations
  • Triennial Review of FRSs
  • Later Life Advice
  • Stress in the workplace
  • Cyber Security
  • Employment law
  • The latest on MTD
  • GDPR – where are we now
  • Tax Updates inc. R&D
  • Rebecca on request
  • Accounts disclosures
  • Practice matters

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.

As this is our 25th year at Redworth we plan to have some extra treats for those attending. If you’ve never attended on a residential basis before this could be the year to do so!

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

For bookings before 30th November 2018 – earlybird
Residential delegates
£200.00 + VAT
For bookings before 30th November 2018 – earlybird
Non-residential delegates
£250.00 + VAT
For bookings after 30 November 2018
Residential delegates
£220.00 + VAT
For bookings after 30 November 2018
Non-residential delegates
£270.00 + VAT

Course information for delegates

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Redworth Hall Hotel

Redworth Hall Hotel,
County Durham,

Tel No: 0800 808 9596


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.

Sheila Ramshaw, Short Richardson & Forth

Sheila joined Short Richardson & Forth in 2016 to strengthen The Financial Crime and Regulatory team. Over the last six years Sheila has gained a wide range of experience in defending individual and corporate clients facing criminal, fraud and regulatory investigations and prosecutions.

Stephen McAlpine

Stephen McAlpine is a Chartered Accountant with considerable practical and training experience. He has been responsible for accountancy training to a variety of organisations, including open courses; ranging from small businesses to major quoted companies. Stephen had almost ten years’ experience as training manager in two medium size firms of Chartered Accountants before becoming a freelance trainer and independent reviewer of files for technical standards for about 60 firms of accountants. As a complement to his training and technical commitments, Stephen is a partner in an audit and accountancy practice which he founded in 1993. The firm’s clients are owner managed, and Stephen provides them all the routine professional services they require from an accountant.

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.