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CIOT/ATT East Midlands Tax Conference

Wednesday, 20 March 2019

About this Event 

Please arrive from 9:00 AM for registration with a 9:30 AM start. 

CIOT/ATT Students £50 
CIOT/ATT Members £100 
Non-Members £120

Course outline
The aim of the Conference is to empower, inspire and equip all who attend with essential technical tax and non-technical soft skills necessary for their day-to-day work.  The Conference is guaranteed to be a fabulous event for all – and certainly not one to be missed as we venture out and explore the tax frontier and beyond!

The Conference will be chaired by Editor-in-Chief of “Taxation” magazine and former East Midlands Chairman, Andrew Hubbard, with guest speakers Pete Miller of The Miller Partnership, Giles Mooney of PTP and the Office of Tax Simplification.  During the Conference, there will also be a number of break-out sessions where a choice of tax-related and soft skills topics will be available to suit individual needs. In addition, both the CIOT and ATT Presidents will be attending the Conference.

I am also delighted that we have will have access to all the Centre’s exhibitions which includes the Soyuz 7K-OK spacecraft, the legendary “Rocket Tower” and the 192-seater Sir Patrick Moore Planetarium.  An extended lunch break has been arranged to accommodate this in order for us all to marvel at the wonders of space exploration and the cosmos.

Pete Miller will present on topical corporate/OMB tax issues; Giles Mooney will be speaking on current personal tax issues. 

I hope the event will inspire, excite and capture the imagination of all our East Midlands members, students and guests alike – and I am so thrilled that we have the National Space Centre in Leicester as our venue to do just that!

So please join us all on 20 March 2019 as the East Midlands Branch “boldly goes where no Branch has gone before”!”

Due to the expected popularity of this event, early booking is advised to avoid disappointment.

Stephen Foulkes, Branch Chair

About The Speakers 
Giles Mooney, PTP

Giles is a Chartered Accountant and Chartered Tax Adviser and has been involved in UK tax training for many years, presenting across various media channels.  Giles started his career with a small firm of accountants and tax advisers, before working as a director of a large professional training company. He has written for a number of publications on various UK tax and business issues including writing PTP’s own monthly publication – Professional Tax Update. Giles entertains and educates professionals several days each week running tax seminars throughout the country. He is also the presenter of TAXtv and AccountingTV. Giles is a partner of The Professional Training Partnership, Managing Director of PTP Ltd and a director of Absolute Software Ltd. Giles is chairman of Northampton Rowing Club and, when he can find the time, rows competitively himself.

Pete Miller, The Miller Partnership
Pete founded The Miller Partnership in May 2011. The practice provides expert tax advice in a number of specialist areas: general corporate tax, specialising on the taxation of transactions – buy-outs, buy-ins, mergers, acquisitions, demergers and disposals, the substantial shareholdings exemption and capital gains exit charges the taxation of intangible assets and intellectual property tax anti-avoidance rules, particularly transactions in securities employment income from third parties (‘Disguised Remuneration’) the patent box The Miller Partnership will also provide high-quality training courses in these and other areas of UK taxation.

Andrew Hubbard, Editor-in-Chief, Taxation Magazine  

Andrew Hubbard is editor in chief of NewTolley and Taxation magazine, published by LexisNexis, and a consultant at RSM. Andrew initially trained as an inspector of taxes before joining the accountancy profession. He has worked in a ‘big four’ environment and was a partner in BDO Stoy Hayward and then Tenon before joining RSM and LexisNexis. He is also past president of both the ATT and CIOT as well as an accomplished musician 

Paul Morton,
Office for Tax Simplification

Paul Morton was appointed Tax Director of the Office of Tax Simplification on 1st March 2017. Prior to that he was Tax Director for RELX Group plc (formerly Reed Elsevier), the global information and analytics group, for twelve years. He was actively engaged with the OECD and tax policy makers in the UK, US and the Netherlands and at EU level on tax policy matters relating to the digital economy and many other aspects of tax policy. Previously, he was a tax manager and adviser at Royal Dutch Shell in a number of UK and overseas roles over a period of 16 years. He moved to Shell from KPMG where he focused on international tax and insurance companies. He began his career in tax, after reading Microbiology at University College London, when he joined the Inland Revenue as a tax inspector. He is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Taxation, a member of the Council of the Institute for Fiscal Studies and the Tax Law Review Committee, an adviser to the International Chamber of Commerce Taxation Commission, a member of the Executive Committee of the International Fiscal Association and a past President of the Confederation Fiscale Europeenne.


9:00am – 9:30am         Registration

9:30am – 9:40am         Welcome from Andrew Hubbard (Conference Chair)

9:40am – 9:45am         Introduction from TBAT Innovations (Conference Sponsors)

9:45am – 11:15am       Pete Miller, The Miller Partnership “Current corporate/OMB tax issues”

11:15am – 11:30am     Refreshment break

11:30am – 12:00pm     Breakout session (1)

Ken Curran - “Stress-proof yourself”

Dipti Thakrar - “Hot tips for networking in tax”

TBAT Innovations - “Current issues in R&D Tax Credits and grant funding”

12:00pm – 12:30pm     Breakout session (2) (As above)

12:30pm – 1:00pm       Bill Dodwell – Director, Office of Tax Simplification

1:00pm – 2:30pm         Lunch & Tour of the National Space Centre

2:30pm – 2:45pm         Welcome from the CIOT & ATT Presidents

                                    Ray McCann and Tracy Easman

2:45pm – 4:00pm         Giles Mooney, PTP Limited “Personal Tax Update (1)”

4:00pm – 4:15pm         Refreshment break

4:15pm – 5:30pm         Giles Mooney, PTP Limited “Personal Tax Update (2)”

5:30pm                        Close

East Midlands branch

20 Mar 2019
The National Space Centre
Exploration Drive
Leicester LE4 5NS

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