This section of the website allows you to access recordings of debates on tax matters hosted by CIOT. Often these are organised jointly with the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS).
We hold these debates in support of our objective of promoting debate on tax policy and administration, bringing together policy-makers (politicians and civil servants), administrators, tax professionals, economists, journalists, commentators and others with an interest in tax policy.
These debates are usually free to attend and open to all, and details of forthcoming debates can be found here.
If you would like to be added to the email invite list to be informed about forthcoming events please email events [at] tax.org.uk (subject: Debates%20invite%20list) (here) including your name, firm or other organisation, job title (if applicable) and the email address you would like invites sent to.
Currently available debates are:
UK and Ireland: doing business post-Brexit, held Tuesday 9 March 2021
Speakers: Sally Jones (EY, London), John O’Loughlin (PwC, Dublin), Daniel Taylor (HMRC), Rose Tierney (Tierney Tax Consultancy) (debate held entirely online) (read report here)
(held jointly with the Association of Taxation Technicians and the Irish Tax Institute)
Launch of Treasury Committee Report: Tax after Coronavirus, held Monday 1 March 2021
Speakers: Rt Hon Mel Stride MP, Angela Eagle MP, Peter Rayney, Janine Juggins, Gemma Tetlow, Victoria Todd (event held entirely online) read report here)
VAT and Customs Duties after Brexit, held on Tuesday 8 December 2020
Speakers: Daniel Lyons, Mojgan Ahmad (HMRC), Barbara Scott (Customs Practitioners Group), Chris Giles (FT) (debate held entirely online) (read report here)
Tax after the Pandemic (Conservative Party online conference debate), held on Monday 5 October 2020
Speakers: Rt Hon Jesse Norman, Deborah Mattinson, Helen Miller, Peter Rayney (debate held entirely online) (read report here)
Tax after the Pandemic (Labour Party online conference debate), held on Tuesday 22 September 2020
Speakers: Anneliese Dodds, Glyn Fullelove, Helen Miller, Deborah Mattinson (debate held entirely online) (read report here)
Where next for Capital Gains Tax?, held Thursday 17 September 2020
Speakers: Stuart Adam, Katherine Bullock, Stephen Herring, Robert Palmer (debate held entirely online) (read report here)
Launch of Treasury Committee Inquiry: Tax after Coronavirus, held Friday 17 July 2020
Speakers: Rt Hon Mel Stride MP, Angela Eagle MP, Glyn Fullelove, Gemma Tetlow, Sam Mitha, Heather Self (event held entirely online) (read report here)
'Tax in the 2010s: Successes and Failures', held on Wednesday 24 June 2020
Speakers: David Gauke, Chris Leslie, Jane McCormick, Stuart Adam (debate held entirely online) (read report here)
Irish and UK inheritance tax regimes contrasted, held on 16 October 2017 (only audio available)
John Whiting: Tax Simplification Lecture plus panel discussion, held on 12 June 2017 (only audio available)
Debate: How should different ways of working be taxed? Held on 20 March 2017 (only audio available)
Our next debate is likely to be on the forthcoming changes to corporation tax. Date yet to be set but likely to be in late April.