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Taxation of Owner-Managed

Businesses Conference

7th September 2021 - Online Event

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2020 Speakers

Pete Miller (Chair)

Pete formed The Miller Partnership in April 2011 to offer expert advice to other advisers on all business and corporate tax issues. Pete's specialist areas include the transactions in securities rules, reorganisations, reconstructions, distributions, partnerships, Patent Box, HMRC clearances, disguised remuneration and the taxation of intangible assets.

Pete has worked in tax for over 32 years, including nearly 10 years as an Inspector of Taxes. He worked in Birmingham and London with roles in both Policy and Technical Divisions, where he was the Inland Revenue's expert on all matters relating to the distributions legislation. He then worked for 11 years in 'Big 4' firms, specialising in the taxation of corporate transactions.

Pete speaks and writes regularly on tax issues and is lead author of Taxation of Company Reorganisations (Bloomsbury Professional, 6th Edition due June 2020).

Kye Burchmore

Kye Burchmore is a Director at Trinity Tax Ltd and specialises in IR35, employment status, the agency legislation and the Managed Service Company legislation. Kye is the author of the Off-Payroll Tax Handbook (Bloomsbury Professional) and advises and defends companies across all sectors over the way in which they engage the workforce and supply chain.

Jennifer Jones

Jennifer is an Associate Director in BDO’s Tax Dispute Resolution group in London. She manages investigations opened by HMRC under Codes of Practice 8 (tax avoidance) and 9 (suspected serious fraud) and also advises clients who want to voluntarily disclose tax irregularities to HMRC. Her clients include individuals, trustees and corporates.

Jennifer also specialises in matters relating to tax debt management and is a contributor to the HMRC Investigations Handbook (Bloomsbury Professional).

David O'Keeffe

David is an independent specialist adviser on the taxation of innovation, advising companies and other advisers on areas such as R&D tax relief, Patent Box and Creative Industry reliefs, as well as IP tax issues more generally. He has been involved with the UK’s R&D relief regimes since the initial consultations on the introduction of the SME relief. In that time, he has developed an enviable level of knowledge of R&D relief both from a technical and a practical perspective. Formerly a Tax Partner with KPMG LLP (UK), he left in 2011 to establish Aiglon Consulting.

Peter Rayney FCA CTA (Fellow) TEP

Peter Rayney practises as an independent tax consultant through his own practice, advising owner-managed companies, accountants, lawyers and tax practitioners on a wide range of tax issues. He specialises in company sales/acquisitions, reconstructions, succession planning and all aspects of owner managed business taxation. His firm’s website can be found at www.peterrayney.co.uk

He is always in demand as a tax lecturer and regularly contributes tax articles to the professional press.  Peter is also an author of various journals and books including the very popular “Rayney’s Tax Planning for Family and Owner Managed Companies” (Bloomsbury Professional). He has won ‘Tax Writer of the year’ at the Taxation Awards an unprecedented three times.

Peter is Deputy President of the Chartered Institute of Taxation and immediate past chairman of the ICAEW Tax ‘s Technical Committee.

Dawn Register

Dawn is a Chartered Tax Adviser and STEP member. She is a partner in the Tax Dispute Resolution team at BDO in London. Dawn manages complex tax return enquiries, voluntary disclosures, tax fraud and technical investigations conducted by HM Revenue & Customs. Her cases cover a wide range of tax issues, including ‘tax avoidance schemes’, and often involve an international element. Dawn’s recent work has focused on changes in HMRC powers, penalties and campaigns. She is a recognised expert in HMRC disclosure opportunities and resolving long running disputes with HMRC.

Dawn is a CEDR accredited mediator and is using mediation in dispute resolution with HMRC. Dawn is a regular presenter and writer on tax issues. She is regularly quoted in the national press and is a contributor to the HMRC Investigations Handbook (Bloomsbury Professional).