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International Tax Experts Gather in Bournemouth

Some of the world’s leading taxation experts gathered in Bournemouth recently for the 26th annual conference of the Tax Research Network.

The three-day event was hosted by Bournemouth University and supported by ICAEW Southern as a main sponsor, along with the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW), the Chartered Institute of Taxation and Chartered Accountants Ireland.

Organisers Dr Alan Kirkpatrick and Dr Phyllis Alexander of the Faculty of Management at Bournemouth University, welcomed such internationally respected figures as Professor Judith Freedman CBE of Oxford University and Professor John Hasseldine of the University of New Hampshire as keynote speakers.

Prof Freedman covered challenges for taxation policymakers while Prof Hasseldine talked about making tax digital. They were followed by a series of presentations addressing: Tax and Trade - implications of Brexit and the special case of the UK/Irish border' by Brian Keegan, Director of Public Policy and Taxation at Chartered Accountants Ireland, academic and chartered accountant Dr Alan Kirkpatrick, and agricultural economist Tim Lloyd, also from Bournemouth University.

The delegates also included well known international and UK based academics and senior professionals in taxation.