Every two years, the Institute for Fiscal Studies holds a residential conference, which aims to facilitate high-level knowledge exchange between practitioners, policymakers and academics on key areas of policy and practice. This year’s conference will be held in Oxford on 30-31 March and is sponsored by CIOT and supported by Tax Journal.

This year’s IFS conference will look at the taxation of top incomes – broadly the top 1%, from those earning £130,000 a year to those making millions. The aim is to look beyond the political debate over how much to tax high incomes overall, and ask what challenges the current system faces and how it could made more rational and effective. 

Confirmed keynote speakers are Jim Harra, First Permanent Secretary and Chief Executive at HMRC, and Helen Miller, Deputy Director at IFS, with an after-dinner speech given by Dan Neidle, Tax Policy Associates.  

The conference will address questions such as:  

  • What do we know about the composition of the top 1% and the tax they pay?  
  • How do they respond to taxation?  
  • Can the tax system promote entrepreneurship and venture capital in a way that is both effective and seen as fair?  
  • How should different forms of employee remuneration be taxed?  
  • How can the tax system better deal with internationally mobile individuals? 
  • What can we learn from other countries? 

For more information on speakers, prices and to register, please visit the IFS website.  

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