Tax Update for Accountants

Speaker:  Russell Cockburn  |  CPD Hours: 6.0

Price £575 plus VAT

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This Tax Update for Accountants training course is aimed at tax advisers and accountants working in industry or in general practice and will provide an overview of recent developments in UK taxation law. Delegates will gain an understanding of the main recent developments in taxation of relevance to individuals, businesses, business owner-managers and their employees and covers especially the major changes being introduced by recent Finance Bills/Acts plus any specifically relevant changes in HMRC practices and procedures or current planning developments.

With an increasingly compliance driven HMRC looking to enhance its Risk Assessment procedures all tax practitioners and advisers need to be up to date with the latest changes and developments in HMRC outlook and so this course aims to enable delegates to identify the likely risk areas for themselves, their clients, their own business and any individuals working for them.


Provisions in the most recent Finance Bill/Act

  • Business tax changes
  • Capital Allowances and tax reliefs
  • Corporation tax, loss reliefs, expenses changes
  • Employee taxation, benefits, expenses, PSA and reimbursement rules
  • Personal tax changes, dividend rules, investment income, Pension changes
  • Investment reliefs, EIS/SEIS/VCTs
  • Employee Shareholding changes
  • Capital tax changes, capital gains tax, Inheritance tax, SDLT
    • Important reliefs, Business Property Relief
    • Entrepreneurs Relief
    • Hold-over Relief
    • Reinvestment Relief
  • Administrative changes and current planning points and issues
  • PAYE/NIC changes, relevant RTI updates and topical issues

Recent tax cases of interest

Recent HMRC press releases and Statements of Practice

Official publications and developments

Topical developments and points of practice

Current tax planning ideas


The course is aimed at accountants in practice and also working in industry who deal with the preparation of client’s personal self-assessment returns, business and employee tax computations and returns or who are involved in the tax function in any way. It should also appeal to other advisers who get involved in the tax function such as company secretaries, solicitors, financial directors and financial advisers.

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