CIOT and IFS Online Debate: Where next for Capital Gains Tax?

Thursday, September 17, 2020 -
2:00pm to 3:30pm

CIOT and IFS Online Debate: Where next for Capital Gains Tax?
Join us today at 14:00!

What does the future hold for capital gains tax? Could CGT be a post-covid cash cow for the Treasury or would higher rates and smaller reliefs lead to lower investment and less revenue? How important are low rates of tax on capital gains in encouraging investment and entrepreneurialism? Should big CGT reliefs like Private Residence Relief and Business Asset Disposal Relief (previously Entrepreneurs’ Relief) get the chop?

The Office for Tax Simplification has launched a review of CGT. Can the system be simplified? Are there aspects of CGT which are needlessly complex or arbitrary? Should capital gains be taxed as income? What about capital gains on death? Should CGT be merged with inheritance tax?

Our Panel:
Stuart Adam, Senior Research Economist, Institute for Fiscal Studies
Katherine Bullock, Barrister, Field Court Tax Chambers
Stephen Herring, Member of Advisory Council, TaxPayers Alliance, and formerly Head of Tax Policy, Institute of Directors
Robert Palmer, Executive Director, Tax Justice UK

Chair: Helen Miller, Deputy Director and Head of Tax, Institute for Fiscal Studies

This online event is free to join and open to all with an interest in the topic. If you have colleagues or friends who might also enjoy the discussion do please tell them about it.

The format will be short speeches / presentations from panellists followed by a discussion, with the opportunity for audiance members to make comments and put questions. 

To view the debate, please CLICK HERE

Organiser name: 
CIOT Events Team
Organiser email: 
events@ciot.org.uk