Conservative Conference Business Taxation Debate 2018

Room 102, Jury’s Inn Hotel, Birmingham, B1 2HQ
Tuesday, October 2, 2018 -
12:45pm to 2:00pm

The Chartered Institute of Taxation (CIOT) and the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) are once again jointly organising debates during this year’s party conference season, this time on the topic: What does fair business taxation look like in a digital world?

The Conservative Conference takes place in Birmingham and the debate is open to all who wish to attend (subject to space).

The panel will be:


Rt Hon Mel Stride MP, Financial Secretary to the Treasury

Robert Courts MP, Chair of the All Party Parliamentary Group for Small and Micro Business

Paul Johnson, Director, Institute for Fiscal Studies

Claire Hooper, Tax Partner, EY, and Chair of CIOT Corporate Taxes Committee

Chair: Ray McCann, President, Chartered Institute of Taxation

There will be an opportunity to ask questions of the panel and make brief points from the floor.

The panel will consider questions such as:

Corporation tax is levied based on where businesses create value, but what does that mean in today’s world?
Are the government right to be considering a revenue-based tax for digital companies?
Is an international solution likely?

A hot buffet lunch and drinks will be served.

This event is free to attend. It takes place outside the conference secure zone so you do not require a conference pass to attend. It is not a requirement to register for the event, but it would be helpful for catering and seating purposes to have an idea of numbers, so if you are thinking of attending we would be grateful if you could email events [at] to let us know.

Attendees are encouraged to arrive early to guarantee a seat.