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An in-person half-day conference by Bright Blue to discuss the reforms to individual and corporation tax Government should take in the years ahead.

If you are planning on attending virtually, you can watch the livestream of the conference on Bright Blue’s YouTube Channel here.
The Chancellor launched a new Tax Plan at the 2022 Spring Statement, outlining his vision for reforming and lowering taxation over this Parliament to achieve three main aims: help families with the cost of living, create the conditions for private sector led growth, and letting people keep more of what they earn.

As the Government reviews further reforms to our tax system in the lead up to the Autumn 2022 Budget, this half-day conference is an opportunity for decision makers and opinion formers to come together to discuss big and bold ideas to improve the UK’s system of taxes for individuals and corporations.

This conference is the conclusion of Bright Blue’s multi-year Tax Reform project, which has been led by a high-profile cross-party, cross-sector Tax Commission. To date, we have published four papers outlining how to improve property, carbon, work and wealth, and business taxation. Our final paper, launched at this conference, will outline our vision for the key principles and policies the Government should adopt in the years ahead.

The conference will feature a keynote speech by The Rt Hon Lucy Frazer QC MP, Financial Secretary to the Treasury, as well as a series of other panel sessions with leading decision makers and opinion formers. There will be ample opportunities for delegates to network between event sessions.

08:20am | Registration

08.30am | Welcome by Ryan Shorthouse, Chief Executive of Bright Blue, and Peter Holbrook CBE, Chief Executive of Social Enterprise UK

08:35am | Keynote speech by The Rt Hon Lucy Frazer QC MP, Financial Secretary to the Treasury

09:05am | Q&A session led by Ryan Shorthouse, Chief Executive of Bright Blue

Attendees can submit questions, before or after the event, via slido here or by using the code: #Taxreform

09:30am | Panel discussion – A roaring recovery? Ensuring growth after the pandemic

  • The Rt Hon Sir Vince Cable, former Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skill
  • Sam Dumitriu, Research Director, The Entrepreneurs Network
  • Mike Clancy, General Secretary, Prospect
  • Andrew O’Brien, Director of External Affairs, Social Enterprise UK
  • Emma Jones, Founder, Enterprise Nation
  • Diane Banks, Non-Executive Director, Bright Blue (Chair)

Attendees can submit questions, before or during the event, via Slido here or by using the code: #brightblue1

10:30am | Networking coffee break

11:00am | Panel discussion – Another asset class? Taxing wealth fairly

  • The Rt Hon Dame Margaret Hodge DBE MP, former Chair, Public Accounts Committee
  • Nigel Mills MP, Co-Chair, Anti-Corruption and Responsible Tax APPG
  • Sam Robinson, Senior Researcher, Bright Blue
  • Arun Advani, Assistant Professor in the Economics Department, University of Warwick
  • Andrew Lilico, Chairman and Executive Director, Europe Economics
  • Rachel Cunliffe, Senior Associate Editor, New Statesman (Chair)

Attendees can submit questions, before or during the event, via Slido here or by using the code: #brightblue2

12:00pm | Panel discussion – Paying for the future: towards a sustainable tax system

  • Josh Buckland, former Energy and Environment Adviser, 10 Downing Street
  • William Atkinson, Assistant Editor, ConservativeHome
  • Sam Fankhauser, Professor of Climate Economics, University of Oxford
  • Nick Molho, Executive Director, The Aldersgate Group
  • Rebecca Foster, Energy and Environment Researcher, Bright Blue (Chair)

More speakers to be announced

Attendees can submit questions, before or during the event, via Slido here or by using the code: #brightblue3

12:55pm | Closing remarks from Ryan Shorthouse, Chief Executive of Bright Blue

13:00pm | Conference ends

Date:

Wednesday 27th April 2022, 08:30am – 13:00pm

Location:

Godfrey Mitchell Theatre, One Great George Street, London, SW1P 3AA

There will be a livestream of the conference available to watch on Bright Blue’s YouTube Channel.

RSVP:

This event is free and open to all, but pre-registration through Eventbrite is required. Please RSVP here.

If you have any questions about the event please contact Joseph Silke, our Communications Manager, joseph@brightblue.org.uk.

In partnership with The Joffe Charitable Trust and the Social Enterprise UK

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