As part of ICAEW’s flagship virtual conference, which is running 18-20 August, Jesse Norman MP, Financial Secretary to the Treasury, will be speaking live about how the UK government has responded to the coronavirus pandemic, as well as looking to the future of tax policy.
COVID-19 has changed tax policies and priorities in a way that could scarcely have been imagined at the start of the year. Although there is still considerable uncertainty, the road to recovery has started and the government has set out its vision of how the tax system will operate in the future, which will be very different from today.
ICAEW members have been on the front line trying to help clients navigate through the crisis, while also facing the same pressures themselves. To help support members, ICAEW is bringing together leading experts to look ahead at how the COVID crisis is likely to accelerate many tax policy developments.
On 20 August at 10:45, Jesse Norman MP will open the session, “Tax policy in a post COVID world” with a 10-minute statement. He will then be joined by Cerys McDonald, Director of Tax Strategy at HMRC and Jane McCormick, Global Head of Tax at KPMG to discuss the coronavirus support scheme and next steps, as well as looking to the future of tax.
The session will be chaired by Frank Haskew, Head of ICAEW’s Tax Faculty, and also will include the impact of Brexit on UK tax policy, the taxation of digital services and HMRC’s Making Tax Digital strategy and roadmap.
The Virtually Live programme, which has more than 45 sessions across three days, also includes a technical tax update from Rebecca Bennyworth; the latest economic insights from Paul Johnson CBE, Director of the Institute of Fiscal Studies; and an overview of UK/EU negotiations from Saqib Bhatti MP.
ICAEW Virtually Live 2020 is free for all ICAEW members and students, but registration is closing at 10:00 on Monday 17 August. Register now to ensure you can watch all the sessions live.
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