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Keynote panel: Future of tax and public spending

Praveen Gupta is National Head of Tax at Azets and a speaker at ICAEW Virtually Live 2021 Frank Haskew, Head of Tax, ICAEW Meg Hillier MP is the chair of the Public Accounts Committee and a speaker at ICAEW's Virtually Live 2021

Speakers: Praveen Gupta, Azets; Frank Haskew, ICAEW; Dame Meg Hillier MP; Giles McCallum, HMRC

Schedule: 16 Jun 2021 14:00 - 14:40 BST

Overview

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 Dame 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. 

Panel:

  • Chair: Frank Haskew, Head of Tax, ICAEW
  • Dame Meg Hillier MP, Chair of the Public Accounts Committee
  • Praveen Gupta, National Head of Tax, Azets
  • Giles McCallum HMRC’s Director for Making Tax Digital, HMRC (replacing Ruth Stanier, Director General, Customer Strategy & Tax Design)

More information

Praveen Gupta is National Head of Tax at Azets and a speaker at ICAEW Virtually Live 2021
Praveen Gupta National Head of Tax, Azets

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 Hillier MP is the chair of the Public Accounts Committee and a speaker at ICAEW's Virtually Live 2021
Dame Meg Hillier Chair, Public Accounts Committee

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 Haskew, Head of Tax, ICAEW
Frank Haskew Head of Tax Faculty, ICAEW

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.

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