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] 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:

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 (read report here)

CTA Address, held Thursday 2 July 2020 
Professor Stephen Mayson gave the 2020 Virtual Chartered Tax Advisers’ Address on the subject of regulation (address given 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)

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 (only audio available)

Debate on Taxing Families, 30 years after the introduction of independent taxation, held on 26 June 2018 (only audio available)

Business Tax Reliefs: corporate welfare or essential elements of the tax system? Held on 5 March 2018 (only audio available) 

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 not yet scheduled, but is likely to be in late November