With the 2013/14 tax lecture season looming and accountants planning their CPD requirements for the rest of the year, Robert Lovell rates four tax lectures he attended during the past year or so.
The assignment was to attend a handful of lectures to get a flavour for the tax circuit and give AccountingWEB members an idea of the available options.
This overview draws together impressions of the sessions attended. But several of the lectures led to news stories that made their way onto the site. Some of these articles were among our best-read content at the time and went on to spark lively discussion between community members, which demonstrates how a good lecture doesn't just freshen up your technical knowledge, it can stimulate ideas about how to apply your expertise in new ways.
AccountingWEB wanted to get a good cross-section of organisations, venues and presenters. PTP, SWAT, Mercia and Tolley were kind enough to let us observe and report on their proceedings.
We experienced four very different presenting styles and encountered a wide range of tax topics. Most of the lectures took place near Bristol, where the AccountingWEB office is located, with the exception of one session in Newbury. The venues included a rugby club, a golf course and cinema...
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