An update of recent developments in UK Tax.


This session will cover:

  • if 2019 was the year without a budget at all 2020 was a year when the budget could be easily forgotten! But it still goes ahead!
  • IR35 reforms for private sector are now postponed until 2021 but are still happening - who must prepare and what will be the effects?
  • reforms to CGT for owners of residential property will have significant effects and unexpected liabilities for some
  • the restriction of Entrepreneur's relief was not unexpected
  • new rules will further restrict offshore tax advice and attempts at avoidance
  • new rules authorise automatic tax assessments and penalties
  • the Digital Services Tax, a new reality for large business.


  • Paul Soper FCCA, tax lecturer and broadcaster
    Paul Soper

    He qualified with Stoy Hayward and has since been both a partner in a small firm and sole practitioner and is now a consultant and lecturer on taxation issues focusing mainly on small practitioners and has presented extensively for firms both large and small as well as the ACCA, the ICAEW District Societies and the CIOT.

    Paul has extensive broadcasting experience both on the radio with the BBC, Radios 1, 2 and 4 as well as local radio in London and in Wales, and on TV – he was one of the regular presenters of the first 3 series of Moneyspinner on Channel 4, has appeared in numerous videos produced and presented for various organisations including the BBC Accountants TV Channel. He produces, writes, records and present podcasts both for his own site – and for others as diverse as the Neighbourhood Watch and the ACCA.

    He is the author of several books for students, as well as ‘How to Avoid CGT’ for Rushmere Wynne.

    In his spare time, he plays bass in a London-based blues band, Jimmy C and the Bluesdragons and is a season ticket holder at Fulham.