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.


  • Business tax update - Thursday 09 Sept - 09:30-11:30

    Key features:

    • the latest business tax developments and the planning opportunities that arise
    • capital allowances refresher
    • the latest tax cases that affect sole traders, partnerships and companies
    • VAT and business issues
    • employed or self-employed
    • tax efficient benefits in kind for businesses to use
    • CGT business asset disposal relief
    • practical case studies and general 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).

  • Accounting standards update - Thursday 09 Sept 13:00-15:00

    A combination of Brexit and Covid 19 mean that financial reporting under UK GAAP continues to present challenge.

    This session we will consider:

    • recent amendments to UK GAAP
    • the continued impact of Covid19 and Brexit on financial reporting
    • common challenges in applying UK GAAP
    • what’s on the horizon for UK GAAP?


    Helen Kerrigan, Director, Future Finance Training

    Helen is a director of Future Finance Training Ltd. She qualified as a Chartered Accountant with KPMG in 2001. During her time at KPMG, she audited clients in the retail sector, worked as a forensic accountant on an international project and enjoyed a secondment to Walmart’s commercial finance team, where she focused on budgeting and analysis. On secondment to KPMG’s learning and development team Helen discovered a love of training and had the opportunity to develop her expertise in this area.

    Helen designs and delivers training materials for AICPA, ACCA, AAT, CIMA and ICAEW focussing on financial reporting and audit and assurance. She also delivers ‘finance for non-financial managers’ training to major commercial banks and other clients in industry. Recently Helen has been delivering Strategic Business Reporting, Advanced Audit and Assurance train the trainer programmes globally for ACCA.

    Helen designs and delivers technical update for accountants working in practice. Recently she has worked with Gateley plc, ACCA, NHS, Centrica, Adidas and Jaguar Land Rover. Most recently for IFRS CPD sessions Helen has been focussing on the exciting topics of revenue recognition, lease accounting and financial instruments.

  • Essential law update - Friday 10 Sept 09:30-11:30

    Key features:

    This session will cover the most recent developments in company, commercial and employment law in the period leading up to the course. It will include some or all of the following, depending on the most recent cases and government announcements.

    • company law update
      • recent developments on directors’ duties and shareholder rights
      • liability of directors in insolvency – recent cases
      • corporate governance and Insolvency Act – key provisions
      • reform to pre-packs
      • company law after Brexit
    • TUPE update
    • reform of restrictive covenants/restraint of trade?
    • employment law developments
      • status and the Uber decision
      • IR35 – where do we stand since April 2021?
      • recent discrimination cases
      • legislative change from April 2021
      • minimum wage and the Royal Mencap decision
      • restructuring and redundancy after COVID.


    Louise Dunford LLM, LLB Barrister, Cert Ed
    Director LDC Training Ltd, Consultant for CompleteHR Ltd
    Louise Dunford

    I have been continuously involved in training and consultancy since 1987 and am a qualified barrister.  I provide advice and assistance to employers through a consultancy company, CompleteHR Ltd, and have also engaged in CPD training for most of the national accountancy training bodies and district societies in the UK for many years. 

    I am involved in management training, particularly in employment and HR, for many large multinational and national commercial companies.  I have also worked as an occasional associate senior lecturer at the University of Portsmouth, mainly on the MBA, MA Personnel Management and MA Business Law.  I have published academic papers in refereed journals, chiefly on employment status and corporate manslaughter. 

  • IHT, wills and trusts - Friday 10 Sept - 13.00-15.00

    Key features:

    • trusts have been used to reduce IHT but have other practical uses where IHT is an added complication
    • the incidence of IHT is affected by the disposition of a person's estate
    • using trusts to reduce exposure to IHT
    • purposes for which trusts can be used and minimisation of IHT costs
    • where there's a will there's a reduction in IHT exposure
    • impact of intestacy on IHT exposure
    • trust registration is extending to non-taxable trusts as well.


    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.

If you are unable to join the live webinars, they will be available on-demand 24 hours after the live webinar ends and you will have access to the sessions for 12 months.