CIOT events


The new minister for tax has praised the CIOT as a ‘huge reservoir of creativity, talent, knowledge and experience’.

In his lecture at the RSA, former Tax Director of the OTS John Whiting CBE told an audience that although tax simplification comes at a price, the dividend for taxpayers and HMRC in the long run makes it well worth pursuing. Whiting had held the role at OTS since it was established in 2010 until stepping down in March and is currently a non-executive director of HMRC and Revenue Scotland. He was introduced to the audience by CIOT President John Preston, and Helen Miller of the IFS chaired this latest joint CIOT/IFS event.

A near full auditorium was treated to an unusual CTA address. The calling of a snap general election meant that ‘purdah’ rules prevented former Tax Director of OTS John Whiting CBE – who remains a non-exec director of HMRC - from giving his planned speech on tax simplification. Instead, this year’s event was a panel discussion on topical tax matters. The panel was made up of Stella Amiss, of PWC, Paul Aplin, of ICAEW, Vanessa Houlder, of the Financial Times, Jill Rutter, Institute of Government and the CIOT’s Tax Policy Director John Cullinane. An audio of the event is below,

How different ways of working should be taxed was the topic in the latest CIOT/IFS debate, held at the RSA on Monday (20 March 2017)

Edinburgh’s iconic Signet Library provided the venue once again for the CIOT/ATT Joint Presidents’ Luncheon.

More than 160 guests, comprising senior figures from Scotland’s legal and tax professions, joined the Presidents of CIOT and ATT for the luncheon, alongside representatives from Scottish politics, government and the media.

Congratulations to two recipients of CIOT honorary fellowships made at the Institute’s President’s Luncheon today.

Four Certificates of Merit were presented at last night's CIOT President's Reception.

Once again the Chartered Institute of Taxation (CIOT) and the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) are jointly organising debates during this year’s party conference season, this time on the question: ‘What role can the tax system play in tackling inequality?’ 

Financial Secretary David Gauke (since promoted to Chief Secretary to the Treasury), thanked the CIOT for its expert advice on government tax policy in the past 12 months, at the Institute’s Annual Parliamentary Reception on June 28th.

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