Monthly breakfast catch-ups in Bristol start tomorrow – http://womenin.tax/event/bristol-breakfast-drop-in/
The 2015 Summer Budget and Autumn Statement included several significant changes to the property tax regime. Most practitioners have clients with rental income, the changes will have implications for almost everyone working in tax. Have you considered the implications of the changes for your clients? Have you had any good ideas for how to limit the impact for them?
Book now at eventbrite for the Property Tax: Summer Budget and Autumn Statement Changes seminar taking place at the CBI on 23 February at 5pm.
In these sessions we will share the skills we already have and enable each other to develop the so-called “soft skills”, ideally – but not always – using examples and exercises that are not tax related.
Our commitment to attendees will be to ensure that they are aware of what the session will involve, and that if they are required to do anything individually (e.g. make a short presentation) this will be mentioned in the notice of the session. What we would ask of attendees is that they must all join in, so there are no observers in these sessions.
Topics will depend on what expertise our members have and are happy to share – we are planning a session on “finding your voice” (see below) and other suggestions we are considering are:
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Finding your voice
by Wendy Bradley
February 2016, date and venue TBC
Does your voice carry your personality and authority the way you might wish? In a playful session (expect to make some noises you’ve never made before!) we’ll be looking at how the voice is produced and how you can modify it to create the impact you desire.
Details will be listed on the website – see the events list to the right. Register with this site (also on the right hand site) for alerts and news.
The Masterclass Series will be roundtable discussions on a variety of technical topics, with the objective of creating a safe environment for women in tax to share their knowledge and learn from others. We will connect people who have a mutual interest in a topic, bringing together women in tax from different backgrounds and levels of experience. The discussions will help facilitate technical and soft skills development and promote the sharing of ideas.
At each event, the presenter will open up the discussion, before passing over to a number of contributors (the more the better!) who have signalled in advance they are keen to participate in the discussion. Observers are welcome to the discussion, either to join in on the night or just listen in. Everyone is welcome to join even if you’re not a subject matter expert. The discussion will last one hour followed by some networking drinks at a local establishment. We are keen for events to take place throughout the country so please let us know if you are keen to host or present an event.
Now booking: Share plans & incentives, with Barbara Onuoga on Nov 23rd
Save the date: Property tax: Summer Budget 2015 changes, with Megan Lewis-Bourke on Feb 23rd
Check the upcoming events list on the right hand side for these and more to come …
Our launch event on Nov 2nd is now at capacity, but we will be holding more events! Watch this space …
What do we mean by a fair tax system?
Pinsent Masons invites you to the Launch Event for ‘Women in Tax’ – a group established to support women working in all areas of Tax, whether in private practice, industry, Government or academia.
This event will take the form of a panel debate – on this occasion, everyone working in Tax is welcome (regardless of gender).
The topic will be ‘What do we mean by a fair tax system’ . We have a distinguished panel of speakers, chaired by Heather Self, Partner (non-lawyer) at Pinsent Masons and we can promise a lively debate, followed by a networking drinks reception. The event is supported by Female Futures at Pinsent Masons.
- Anne Fairpo, Temple Tax Chambers – Introduction – why do we have a tax system? What is it supposed to do? Overview of what we mean by “fair”
- Judith Freedman, Pinsent Masons Professor of Tax Law, University of Oxford – Academic perspective, particularly focusing on small business
- Sarah Prior, Lloyds Banking Group – Big business – what does fair look like
- Caroline Miskin of TaxAid – Low income individuals – TaxAid perspective
If you would like to attend, please register on Pinsent Masons’ website.
NB: this event is listed in the calendar on the right hand side of the page – future events will also be posted to the calendar
The Women In Tax launch event will be on Nov 2nd (early evening) and will feature a panel discussion with Judith Freedman, Sarah Prior, Caroline Miskin and Anne Fairpo – chaired by Heather Self.
Full details to follow!