WiT Manchester – 1st Anniversary celebration

Join WiT Manchester at Albert’s Schloss on Peter Street, Manchester on Thursday, 13th July 2017 from 5.30pm onwards, to celebrate their 1st year anniversary.  If you are going to attend the event could you please fill out this very short survey https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/9DJ9WJF .

Note: We will not hold the monthly breakfast on Wednesday, 12th July 2017 and instead will hold this event.

 

Leeds: Confidence in Meetings

Following the success of our last few skills based events, we are very pleased to invite you to our next interactive skills session which will again be led by Georgiana Head of Georgiana Head Recruitment.

The topic for the session is “Confidence in Meetings”. It will be hosted at EY offices in Leeds (1 Bridgewater Place) from 4:30pm onwards on Tuesday 11 July 2017.

Due to the interactive nature of this event, there are limited places available. As such, please could you contact Olivia Evans (oevans@uk.ey.com) to register your attendance by COB on Tuesday 4 July 2017.

This skills based training event will help you build your confidence and help with preparation for all manner of meetings – whether with clients, contacts, internal meetings, interviews or appraisals. As well as being a natural follow on from our last ‘Confidence in Networking event’, this can also be used as a standalone training session opportunity.  Georgiana is a the founder of Georgiana Head Recruitment Ltd -with a background in tax she has built up a successful business with a client base which includes the Big 4 accountancy firms, the Top 20, a range of commercial law firms and an enviable list of household name businesses and PLCs. Georgiana will share such tips with us as to what she finds works when in a pitch situation and how to regain your poise when you are just having a ‘difficult day’.

The session itself will run for around 1 hour and there will be an opportunity for networking with some drinks and nibbles afterwards.

Please feel free to share this event with any colleagues and/or contacts who you think may be interested. Anyone working in or interested in tax in the region is welcome, regardless of gender.

We hope to see many of you on 11 July – if you have any questions about the event, please get in touch.

WiT Annual Dinner 2017

Our second Annual Dinner will be held on Thursday 29 June 2017 at St Martin-in-the-Fields, London. The speaker this year will be Allie Renison, head of Europe and Trade Policy at the Institute of Directors. Tickets are priced at £95 and include a 3-course dinner with wine. A limited number of corporate tables may be available – please contact our Treasurer, Sarah Prior sarah.prior@uk.pwc.com for more information.

Thanks to sponsorship by Pure Recruitment, we are also able to offer a discount of £25 to the under-30s and anyone who is a student or works for a charity.

For any other questions please email events@womenin.tax or heather.self@pinsentmasons.com

An evening with the Rt Hon Dame Margaret Hodge MP

Join Women in Tax for an evening with Rt Hon Dame Margaret Hodge MP discussing her new book, Called To Account. The book recalls her time as chair of the Public Accounts Committee, highlighting where government money is wasted and targeting multinational companies for not paying their fair share.

Tickets cost £20 and include a copy of Margaret’s book for you to take home.

Our Speaker Series of events are open to all (women and men) with an interest in tax.

Leeds: Networking with Confidence

WiT Leeds are very pleased to invite you to the first of our interactive skills sessions which will be led by Georgiana Head of Georgiana Head Recruitment on the eve of International Women’s Day and Budget Day – a double whammy of excitement for us Women in Tax!  

The topic for the first session is “Networking with Confidence”. It will be hosted at Pinsent Masons offices in Leeds (1 Park Row, Leeds LS1 5AB) from 4:30pm onwards on Tuesday 7 March 2017.

The session itself will run for around 1 hour and there will be an opportunity to put your confident networking into practice afterwards with some drinks and nibbles in the office.

Due to the interactive nature of this event, there are limited places available. As such, please could you contact Rachael O’Connor (Rachael.oconnor@pinsentmasons.com) to register your attendance by COB on Friday 24 February 2017.

Please feel free to share this event with any colleagues and/or contacts who you think may be interested. Anyone working in or interested in tax in the region is welcome, regardless of gender. 

We hope to see many of you on 7 March – if you have any questions about the event, please get in touch.

Leeds University: Professor Rita de la Feria inaugural lecture

Inaugural Lecture: Professor Rita de la Feria
VAT Anti-fraud Policy, Third Party Liability, and the Rule of Law 
Moot Court Room, Liberty Building, University of Leeds

5.30pm, 7 February 2017

The inaugural will be preceded by a short conference, starting at 4pm, with a range a speakers on various taxation issues, namely:

  • Professor Judith Freedom (Oxford University) on tax avoidance
  • Professor Amparo Grau (Completense University of Madrid) on tax avoidance and corporate social responsibility
  • Assistant Professor Karina Elgaard (University of Copenhagen) on VAT grouping
  • Assistant Professor Charlene Herbain (University of Luxembourg) on VAT fraud
  • Max Schofield (UK Barrister) on VAT rates

The conference is open to all attending the inaugural. However, attendance is not mandatory and registration will be available at 5pm for the Inaugural Lecture. 

The size of VAT fraud across Europe is said to be extremely high. It is therefore unsurprising that the last few years have seen a strengthening of VAT anti-fraud policy across most Member States, with an upsurge in both legislative and administrative measures adopted at both national and EU level. These measures have essentially taken two forms, namely measures to combat the VAT fraud and evasion phenomenon, and measures to counter the costs of VAT fraud. Amongst the later are measures focussing primarily on the transfer of liability to third parties, and their responsabilisation for the enforcement of the tax law. Anti-fraud policy appears to be no longer regarded solely as a deterrent or as a form of punishment, but as an additional source of revenue, or a compensatory measure for the revenue lost through fraud. These developments are evidence of a significant shift in VAT anti-fraud, motivated by public finance concerns; a shift from crime suppression to crime management. 

Masterclass: Empower yourself – the key to confident influencing and impact

Masterclass Series: Jo Maughan, career and leadership coach from Your Thinking Partner, will share stories about how, despite being a successful Tax Director, she used to struggle with influencing and impact. She will share her experiences on developing a better mind set and learning how to handle one’s ‘critical inner voice’. This event is free. Our Masterclass Series are small, practical workshops where we welcome women working in or wanting to return to the tax profession. Kindly hosted by Mazars.

Sign up here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/empower-yourself-the-key-to-confident-influencing-and-impact-tickets-31463583425

Tax & the Media (communicating your approach to tax and responding to interest)

PwC is hosting this Women in Tax seminar on Thursday 5th January 2016 at 5.30 (for a 6pm start) at their 7 More London Offices, SE1 2RT.

Attitudes and behaviours of companies, individuals, advisors and authorities continue to generate media, political and public attention.  More and more of us may be expected to articulate a clear position on tax, whether helping your organisation’s PR team, or dealing with media directly.  

Stella Amiss and Laetitia Lynn will share their experiences of how stories develop, and views on getting a clear message across. There will be plenty of time for questions and perhaps an opportunity to practice!  

Stella Amiss is PwC’s head of tax policy, reputation and regulation, and also an international tax partner.  Laetitia Lynn is Head of Tax Communication Strategy at PwC, and has an extensive background in public relations.  

As with all Masterclasses, the evening will be a great chance to meet others from across the tax profession.

To reserve a place please go to https://www.eventbrite.com/e/tax-the-media-communicate-your-approach-to-tax-and-respond-to-interest-tickets-30049560043