Joint meeting with HMRC and HMT

Friday, 21 June 2019

Joint meeting with HMRC and HMT

The details are now finalised for our joint meeting with HMRC and HMT on Friday 21 June at Deloitte, 2 New Street Square, London EC4A 3BZ.   The meeting will commence at 8.30am (registration and pastries/coffee available) for a 9am start, with a finish at 1.15pm when a closing lunch will be available.  

The detailed agenda is as follows:

  • 8.30 – 9.00am:  Registration and coffee/pastries


  • 9.00 – 9.10:  Introduction and welcome – Jon Sherman (Director / Business, Assets and International HMRC) and Jeff Connell (Chair of IFA UK)


  • 9.10 – 10.10: Panel 1:  Digital tax: exploring the UK policy position in the context of OECD and EU developments.   To be chaired by Jeff Connell.  Panellists:  Tim Power (Deputy Director Corporate Tax, HMT); Matt Stringer (Head of International Tax, Grant Thornton); and Rolf Kuehnis (Senior Director Tax, Marketplaces, eBay).


  • 10.10 – 10.40: Keynote address – Bill Dodwell – “A view from the OTS” 


  • 10.40 – 11.00: Coffee break


  • 11.00 – 12.00: Panel 2: Dispute Resolution: how the HMRC taxpayer engagement and dispute resolution strategy is developing.  To be Chaired by Alex Jupp (Partner, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom).   Panellists:  Jo Wakeman (Director / Large Business at HMRC); Peter Nias (Barrister / Pump Court Chambers & CEDR Panel Member); and Andrea Tolley (Head of Group Tax Strategy and Transfer Pricing, GSK). 


  • 12.00 – 13.00: Panel 3: Transparency developments and how they are impacting interactions between tax authority and taxpayer.  To be chaired by Jon Sherman (Director / Business, Assets and International, HMRC).  Panellists:  Andrew Donaldson (JITSIC team leader, HMRC); Palesa Sansole (Director of Transfer Pricing, ConvaTec Group plc); and Don Morley (Tax Director, Disputes Team, PwC).


  • 13.00 – 13.10: A word from TaxAid and Tax Help for Older People


  • 13.10 – 14.00:  Closing comments and lunch

To register a place for yourself or a guest please contact Karen Spring at  I look forward to seeing you there!

Jeff Connell

Chair IFA UK

Event Time


Friday 21 June 2019



2 New Street Square
EC4A 3BZ London
United Kingdom

Tel: (+44) (0)20 7831 9222