Women in Tax debate – how should we fund the NHS? @ Travers Smith LLP
Nov 12 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm

The Chancellor has promised an extra £20bn for the NHS – but how should we fund that? Should the Government raise taxes, and if so which ones?

Our panel, led by Helen Miller of the IFS and with contributions from Anita Charlesworth of the Health Foundation, Rhiannon Kinghall-Were of Macfarlanes and Sophie Lloyd of Travers Smith, will give their views, followed by Q&A.

All are welcome to this event – it is not a women-only space!

Registration from 530pm and the debate will start at 6pm

Thanks to Travers Smith for hosting and for refreshments afterwards

WiT and Women in IFA Network breakfast – Le Pain Quotidien, Southbank, Waterloo @ Le Pain Quotidien, Southbank, Waterloo
Sep 13 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am

The Women in Tax network are joining forces with the Women in IFA network for one month only! The International Fiscal Association (“IFA”) is hosting their annual congress in London so please come along to our special breakfast to meet fellow women in tax from around the world. The breakfast will take place at Le Pain Quotidien, opposite Royal Festival Hall. Please note this is different to our normal location breakfast location (Cojean on Ludgate Hill).

Please drop in anytime between 8am – 9am for a coffee and /or breakfast. There is no need to reserve a ticket for this event, however places will be on a first-come first-served basis with breakfast settled on your own account. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to

How to thrive at work after maternity leave or a career break @ RSM
Sep 18 @ 5:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Join us for an insightful panel discussion facilitated by Dipti Thakrar. The panel members will talk about their experiences of returning to work after maternity leave or another type of career break, and reflect on what they wish they had known at the time which would have helped them to reintegrate back into the workplace quicker. They will also share tips on changes they have seen in their organisations over the past few years which you may be able to take away and implement where you work. There will be plenty of opportunity for open discussion and sharing of ideas between attendees.

Annual Debate and AGM @ DLA Piper
Nov 27 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Join Women in Tax for their Annual Debate & AGM

It was only 29 years ago that the UK taxed the income of a married woman as if it belonged to her husband.

In the late 1980s Inland Revenue (now HMRC) introduced a fundamental change to the taxation system and for the first time husbands and wives were required to declare their income as independent people. Now there are various reliefs and charges based on household income which require partners to know what each other’s income is, taking away the independence provided.

Our panel of speakers will consider the impact of independent assessment, and what the future might hold.

Chaired by Rhiannon Kinghall Were, the panel will take you through the history of independent taxation, starting with the Women’s Tax Resistance League who were part of the suffrage movement and campaigned under the banner of ‘No Vote No Tax!’ (Helen Thornley, ATT) and then cover the modern day history, as it wasn’t until April 1990 that a husband and wife were taxed independently (Vicky Johnson, HMRC). We’ll also tell you the impact on low income families (Tina Riches, Tax Aid) and Fran Bennett from the Women’s Budget Group will discuss current issues and ideas being put forward for a more gender equal future. We will then take any questions or comments you would like to share.

The event is kindly hosted by DLA Piper at their offices (160 Aldersgate, London, EC1A 4HT). Registration at 5.30pm for a 6.00pm start.

There is no charge for this event, but on the night we will be collecting for Bridge the Gap campaign in aid of Tax Aid and Tax Help for Older People with a chance of winning a prize when the lucky envelopes are drawn!

Women in Tax AGM

We are also holding our fourth AGM meeting before the annual debate to report on our activities and financial position. At the AGM we also elect the Committee for the forthcoming year, and we would be delighted to welcome more volunteers. If you’d like to know more about the Committee and to attend the AGM, please contact Women in Tax Secretary, for more details. All are welcome to join if you support the aims of the group and work or are actively involved in the field of tax. The AGM will take place at 5pm – 5:45pm at DLA Piper’s offices.