Videos and audio

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] (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:

Debate on '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)

Debate on Digital Services Tax, held on Monday 18 November 2019

Debate on Taxing Commercial Property, held on Tuesday 18 June 2019

Debate on the powers of HMRC and the responsibility of citizens in today's world, held on Monday 25 February 2019

Tax devolution – a help or hindrance to the UK’s cities, regions and nations? Held on  22 October 2018

Debate on Taxing Families, 30 years after the introduction of independent taxation, held on 26 June 2018

Review of RSA debate: Business Tax Reliefs: corporate welfare or essential elements of the tax system? Held on 5 March 2018

RSA debate: Irish and UK inheritance tax regimes contrasted, held on 16 October 2017

John Whiting: Simplification of tax is not about making it easier to avoid paying! Held on 12 June 2017

Debate: How should different ways of working be taxed? Held on 20 March 2017

Forthcoming debates are:

CTA Address - Thursday 2 July 2020 - 5:00pm to 6:30pm
Professor Stephen Mayson is to give this year’s Virtual Chartered Tax Advisers’ Address on the subject of regulation.