CIOT/IFS Tax Debate - Taxing commercial property - time to tweak business rates or replace with a land value tax?

10-11 Carlton House Terrace, London, SW1Y 5AH
Tuesday, June 18, 2019 -
6:00pm to 9:15pm

Are business rates driving High Street retailers out of business? Do they need reform? Or should we even scrap them altogether and replace them with a tax on the value of the land business occupy? What would be the impact of such a change, and who would be the winners and losers?

With politicians from Westminster to Edinburgh looking closely at the issue of land taxation our expert panel will discuss the future of the taxation of commercial property and the options for policy-makers in the years ahead.

Speakers:  Rachel Kelly (Senior Policy Officer (Finance), British Property Federation)
Jerry Schurder (Head of Business Rates, Gerald Eve)  
Peter Wyatt (Professor of Real Estate Appraisal, University of Reading)
                   Stuart Adam (Senior Research Economist, Institute for Fiscal Studies)

The panel will be chaired by Glyn Fullelove (President, Chartered Institute of Taxation)

Venue: 10-11 Carlton House Terrace, London, SW1Y 5AH

Timing: Tuesday 18th June, Refreshments from 6pm

The debate will commence at 6.30pm, concluding by 8pm and will be followed by a drinks reception.

Registration: If you would like to attend, please register no later than Thursday 13th June 2019. This event is free to attend but must be registered for. This is the latest in a series of lectures and debates being organised by the CIOT and the IFS to promote debate among policy-makers, opinion-formers and wider tax and economics communities on the future of the UK and international tax systems. 

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