SNP Conference Business Taxation Debate 2018

Meeting Room 3, First Floor, SEC Centre, Glasgow, G3 8YW
Monday, October 8, 2018 -
5:30pm to 6:30pm

The CIOT is once again joining forces with other organisations with an interest in tax to run fringe meetings during this year’s party conference season.

Our event at SNP conference in Glasgow is titled Taxing Scottish businesses in a digital world and is co-sponsored by CBI Scotland. This event takes place inside the secure zone so you need a conference pass to attend. 

The panel will be –


Kate Forbes MSP (Minister for Public Finance and Digital Economy)

Ray McCann (President, Chartered Institute of Taxation);

Mari Tunby (Assistant Director (Policy), CBI Scotland)

Chair: Michael Blackley (Scottish Political Editor, Daily Mail)

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:

  • How should Scottish businesses be taxed?
  • Are business rates fit for purpose?
  • Should greater powers be devolved?
  • If that was the case, should a Scottish Government not just change rates but change the way the system works?
  • Should the rise of the digital economy force us to change the way we tax online businesses?

Food and drinks will be provided

This event is free to attend. However it takes place inside the conference secure zone so you do require a conference pass to attend. It is not a requirement to register with us for the event (though it’s helpful to have an idea of numbers for catering purposes – email events [at] if you can).