The COVID-19 pandemic has required unprecedented government support programmes. These have come at a significant cost which has seen government borrowing rise much higher than was forecast a year ago.
As we move out of the crisis and into recovery, how should tax policy change to encourage growth while trying to raise much needed extra revenue to bring the public sector debt back into balance?
Join this panel discussion on the future of tax policy post-COVID. Guest speaker will be Meg Hillier MP, Chair of the Public Accounts Committee, who will give an opening statement on the work of the Public Accounts Committee.
Meg will be joined by a panel of experts who will be offering their thoughts and views on future tax policy and we will then welcome comments and questions from participants.
- Chair: Frank Haskew, Head of Tax, ICAEW
- Meg Hillier MP, Chair of the Public Accounts Committee
- Praveen Gupta, National Head of Tax, Azets
- Ruth Stanier, Director General, Customer Strategy & Tax Design, HMRC
Prior to joining Azets, he trained and qualified as a CTA with a national UK practice. Praveen’s strategic role focuses on setting and delivering the group’s wider tax strategy, developing the team and making sure that clients receive the best advice and an excellent service. Praveen’s experience allows him to advise across personal and corporate tax affairs.
Meg is the Labour & Co-op MP for Hackney South and Shoreditch. First elected in 2005, she has been a junior Home Office Minister and Shadow Secretary of State. Meg joined the Public Accounts Committee in 2011 and has been Chair since 2015. The cross-party committee scrutinises the value for money of public spending.
Frank qualified as a Chartered Accountant with KPMG in 1987 and immediately specialised in tax consultancy. He joined the Tax Faculty technical team in January 1998 and has been Head of the faculty since 2002. He has appeared regularly before parliamentary committees to discuss tax policy developments.
Ruth joined HMRC as Director of Indirect Tax in March 2016 and has led on Customs and Indirect Tax since early 2017. Since joining the Civil Service in the 1990s, she has led policy work in departments including communities and local government, transport and health. She was appointed to her current role in July 2018.
Virtually Live resources
A range of articles and information on the key topics being discussed at Virtually Live, as well as some of the sessions from 2020.
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