This conference is the ideal way to keep your professional knowledge up-to-date. The conference consists of four sessions which makes it a cost-effective way of staying informed of the latest technical issues.


  • IR35: The new regime

    Key features:

    • when a personal service company is caught to IR35
    • how to successfully defend against it
    • the changes coming into the private sector from 6th April 2021
    • status determination statements
    • the deduction of PAYE and NIC from the personal service company’s fees
    • the IR35 tax position of the worker
    • the IR35 responsibilities of the large engager
    • practical case studies
    • general IR35 overview.


    Tim Palmer CTA ATT, Senior partner, Palmer Consultancy Partnership
    Tim Palmer

    Tim is one of the UK's best known and popular tax presenters. He lectures frequently all over the UK on a wide variety of taxation subjects. He has been presenting such tax lectures for over 30 years now! 

    Previously, Tim was a senior Tax Manager with Howarth Clark Whitehill LLP, advising on all areas of tax and NIC for the firm to their clients. He was also a member of the tax department of P&O where he specialised in Corporation Tax and the Construction Industry, being involved in the Bovis Construction Industry tax deduction scheme within the P&O Group.

    Additionally, Tim has written numerous articles in the tax press particularly with regard to his specialist areas of CIS, ‘self-employed status issues’, NIC and PAYE matters, IHT and Corporation Tax.

    Tim lectures on most areas of tax, including IR35 and CIS, which are his particular specialties, both in lecturing and in practice. He also specializes on R&D and provides advice on tax investigations.

    Tim is currently the Senior Partner of Palmer Consultancy Partnership.
    He is also a tax consultant with the London firm of chartered accountants, Arram Berlyn Gardner (ABG).

  • Capital taxation update

    Key features:

    • recent changes to CGT and IHT
    • business asset disposal relief
    • main residence reliefs and obligations
    • recent cases
    • changes in the Chancellor's Budget
    • problems and pitfall for the unwary.


    Paul Soper FCCA, lecturer, consultant and broadcaster


    Paul Soper

    Paul 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.

    Paul 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.

  • Anti-money laundering, Bribery Act and Practice regulation

    Key features:

    Accountants working in professional practice face a seemingly endless stream of regulatory changes which affect practice management. Non-compliance can result in a bad outcome at the time of an inspection visit from a professional body. This webinar will explain all the recent changes and also highlight common issues on ACCA inspection visits, helping you to ensure that your practice is well prepared in the event of such a visit:

    • AML procedures reviewed during inspection visits and why they matter
    • the impact of the 5th Anti-Money Laundering Regulations in practice
    • GDPR three years on – what ACCA and the ICO really expect you to do to comply
    • drafting letters of engagement
    • key considerations when handling client monies
    • Professional Conduct in Relation to Tax – what it is and why it matters
    • important ethical considerations when working in public practice.


    Peter Herbert BSc FCA, Director, Insight Training
    Peter Herbert

    Peter qualified as a Chartered Accountant with an international accountancy firm before working in industry. He has over 20 years of training experience and is a founding director of Insight Training.

    Peter specialises in financial reporting, auditing, practice regulation and company law, as well as commercial awareness and business skills. He has a small practice, providing advice to mid-tier and small accountancy practices on aspects of accounting, auditing and practice regulation.

  • Property tax update

    This session will cover areas that practitioners encounter when dealing with clients with residential and commercial property interests.

    Key features:

    • problem areas in the rental computation
    • property appropriations
    • VAT reverse charge in the construction industry
    • furnished holiday lets
    • changes and developments with private residence relief
    • property transfers between spouses
    • use of family trust for gifts of property
    • changes to reporting property gains.


    Dean Wootten FCA CTA, Consultant, lecturer and author

    Dean Wootten has been involved in tax training for many years and lectures and consults on a wide variety of tax matters. Dean started his career as a Chartered Accountant, qualifying with Grant Thornton in 1988.

    Dean then spent two years overseas with KPMG before returning to a medium sized provincial firm in Sussex. Shortly after returning to the UK Dean qualified as an Associate of the Institute of Taxation in 1991.

    Whilst in practice Dean gained valuable experience including five years at partner level. The experience gained enables Dean to focus his lecturing on the practical aspects of the issues presented.