CTG Annual Tax Conference 2017

Financial Secretary to the Treasury, Jane Ellison MP, who has ministerial responsibility for charity taxation, will give the keynote speech at this year’s CTG Conference.

The Conference will cover topical tax developments including the next steps for Gift Aid reform and the effect of the Brexit vote on the future of the UK’s VAT regime. There will also be coverage of the Budget announcements, and implications of Making Tax Digital, as well as various other practical tax issues affecting charities.

This event has now reached capacity, but if you would like to be added to a waiting list, please contact [email protected] and we will be in touch if a space becomes available.

Tax Conference Programme

09.30  Registration and coffee

10.00  Chairman’s welcome and review of the year

10.30  Keynote speech by the Financial Secretary to the Treasury and Q&A

  • Jane Ellison MP, who has Ministerial responsibility for charity taxation

11.00   Coffee break

11.15   VAT legislative, policy and case law developments

  • Graham Elliott, CTG Technical Adviser and Director, City and Cambridge Consultancy

12.00   Gift Aid: feedback from the practical issues working group

  • Steve Carroll, HMRC Charities Outreach Team
  • Members of the practical issues working group

13.00  Lunch

14.00  VAT policy developments: Brexit and the Commission and OTS Reviews of VAT

  • Rebecca Hall, Customer and Stakeholder lead, HMRC EU Transition Unit
  • Luigi Lungarella, VAT Director, PKF Littlejohn
  • John Hemming, CTG Chairman and Head of Tax, Wellcome Trust

14.45  Round-up of other topical tax developments (including Business Rates, Apprenticeship Levy, IPT, Fit and Proper Person test, Common Reporting Standard, Off-payroll working, Budget developments including Employer provided living accommodation)

  • Karen Atkinson, Head of Charity & Social Investment Finance, City of London Corporation
  • Justin Bevan, Gift Aid and Tax Manager, Oxfam
  • John Hemming, CTG Chairman and Head of Tax, Wellcome Trust

15.30   Coffee break

15.45   Gift Aid policy developments (including GASDS, intermediaries and donor benefits)

  • Daniel Pease, Senior Policy Adviser, HM Treasury Charities Team
  • Adrian Coates, HMRC Charites Team
  • David Warrellow, Fiscal Services Manager, National Trust
  • Gillian McKay, Head of Charity and Voluntary Sector, ICAEW

16.30   Making Tax Digital – what does it really mean for charities?

  • Ted Comerford, Customer Readiness & External Stakeholder Team, HMRC Making Tax Digital team

17.00   Review of the day, followed by drinks and networking

  • Philip Spedding, Development Director, London Library

Event registration

This event is now fully booked.

Event location

Wellcome Trust, 215 Euston Road, Gibbs Building, London, NW1 2BE

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