15 April - ICAS/CIOT webinar: Building a better tax system
Our experts from ICAS and CIOT were joined by a leading polling expert on awareness and understanding of devolved taxes in Scotland for a panel discussion on our priorities for the devolved tax system in the 2021-26 Scottish Parliament. They took us take through the steps we have proposed to help build a better Scottish tax system and strengthen decision making. They also provided an insight into the engagement that our organisations undertake with politicians, and how this supports the educational and public interest objectives of our institutes and our Members to improve public understanding.
Tax processes need to be as robust as possible to support tax policy, and the speakers discussed the joint ICAS CIOT manifesto in the run up to the May 2021 Scottish Parliament elections, along with wider developments in UK tax policy – and their significance to Scotland – as we emerge from the pandemic.
(Duration: 1 hour. Originally recorded 15 April 2021)
Key themes and topics
- Tax manifesto and tax policies
- Devolved taxes
- Scottish Parliament elections
Who are the speakers?
- Chair – Michelle Mullen, Executive Director, Standards, ICAS
- Charlotte Barbour, Director of Tax, ICAS
- John Cullinane, Director of Public Policy, CIOT
- Mark Diffley – Partner, Diffley Partnership
- Closing remarks - Alexander Garden, Chair, CIOT Scotland Hub
(Please note that views and opinions expressed by speakers at ICAS webinars are their own and not necessarily reflective of ICAS’ views.)
Who’s this for?
- CAs and CTAs working in tax
- Scottish business owners and taxpayers
Counts as CPD activity
Depending upon your individual role and training and development needs, watching this webinar can count towards your annual Continuing Professional Development (CPD) requirement.
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Building a better tax system - Charlotte Barbour outlines the priorities for the Scottish tax system in the 2021- 2026 Scottish Parliament, as detailed in the joint ICAS CIOT Tax paper ‘Building a Better Tax System’ .