Tax Research Network (TRN) 26th Annual International Conference, 4-6 September 2017

Tax Research Network (TRN) 26th Annual International Conference, 4 – 6 September 2017

The Accounting, Finance & Economics Department of the Faculty of Management has this week hosted the Tax Research Network (TRN) 26th Annual Conference at the EBC.  Professor John Vinney opened the TRN Conference 2017 with a welcome address on behalf of the University and the event was run by Dr Alan Kirkpatrick and Dr Phyllis Alexander over three days (including a Doctoral Colloquium).

The event was a great success and thanks are due to our colleagues Charmain Lyons, Research & Knowledge Exchange Office and Rebecca Marney, BU Events Management Team for their considerable help.

The TRN has a wide international membership.  The delegates attending included some of the best known international and UK-based academics in taxation as well as senior figures from the professional bodies that sponsored the event: Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW), both the global body and the regional organisation, ‘ICAEW Southern’ and the Chartered Institute of Taxation as well as Chartered Accountants Ireland.

The Keynote sessions were a particularly successful feature of the Conference.   The themes were:

  • ‘Challenges for taxation policy makers’ presented by Professor Judith Freedman of Oxford University:
  • ‘Making Tax Digital’ presented by Professor John Hasseldine of the University of New Hampshire: and,
  • ‘Tax and Trade – implications of Brexit and the special case of the UK-Irish border’ with presentations by Dr Brian Keegan who is Director of Taxation Policy at Chartered Accountants Ireland and by BU academics Dr Alan Kirkpatrick and Professor Tim Lloyd from the panel with further contributions from Professor Jens Holscher.  The other panellists were Judith Freedman (Oxford Univ), Ian Young (ICAEW) and Anne Fairpo (Temple Tax Chambers and a past President of the Chartered Institute of Taxation).

This event has helped to showcase BU’s facilities and expertise in the field of taxation research and education.

Dr Alan K Kirkpatrick, PhD MSc (Oxon) BA (Hons) Econ SFHEA FCA

Senior Academic in Accounting and Taxation, Director of TRIBUTE Tax Research,

Faculty of Management