Office of Tax Simplification and GDPR

Wednesday, 19 June 2019
Office of Tax Simplification and GDPR
Wednesday, 19 June 2019 15:45 - 19:00 (GMT)

Sandy Park Conference Centre
Sandy Park Way
United Kingdom

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About this Event


An overview of the current work programme of the Office of Tax Simplification and recently published reports.  In addition, a discussion of some of the difficult points of principle of tax simplification including:
  • The role of technology in improving the “user experience” 
  • How much the tax system should do automatically on behalf of the taxpayer 
An overview of how practitioners should manage their GDPR requirements in practice

Members: £50 
Non-Members: £65 
Students: £30 
Retired Members: £30 

15:45  Registration and coffee   
16:00  Lecture starts   
17:30  Break for refreshments  
17:50  Lecture resumes  
19:00  Close 

About The Speaker 
Paul Morton, OTS
Paul Morton was appointed Tax Director of the Office of Tax Simplification on 1st March 2017. Prior to that he was Tax Director for RELX Group plc (formerly Reed Elsevier), the global information and analytics group, for twelve years. He was actively engaged with the OECD and tax policy makers in the UK, US and the Netherlands and at EU level on tax policy matters relating to the digital economy and many other aspects of tax policy. Previously, he was a tax manager and adviser at Royal Dutch Shell in a number of UK and overseas roles over a period of 16 years. He moved to Shell from KPMG where he focused on international tax and insurance companies. He began his career in tax, after reading Microbiology at University College London, when he joined the Inland Revenue as a tax inspector.

He is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Taxation, a member of the Council of the Institute for Fiscal Studies and the Tax Law Review Committee, an adviser to the International Chamber of Commerce Taxation Commission, a member of the Executive Committee of the International Fiscal Association and a past President of the Confederation Fiscale Europeenne.

Jane Mellor, CIOT

Jane Mellor is a Professional Standards Officer at the Chartered Institute of Taxation and Association of Taxation Technicians. Jane is ATT and CTA qualified and before joining the staff of the CIOT/ATT, she worked as a personal tax manager in a firm of Chartered Accountants in South Wales. 


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