Annual Update Conference 2022

This essential residential conference is an ideal opportunity for the general practitioner to keep up to date with a variety of topical issues. Covering key topics over six engaging sessions, it will support you in providing practical advice to your clients and gain 10 CPD hours.

This conference is 1.5 days starting on Thursday afternoon, including dinner and accommodation.


Who should attend the conference

Ideal general practitioners in accountancy. This conference will cover key topics such as the latest in VAT changes, planning tools, corporation tax issues, updates to Audit & Accounts, and so much more over a day and a half.

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Including with the conference:

The Annual Update Conference is happens over the 15 and 16 September. Included with your conference ticket is:

  • Networking opportunities
  • Accommodation over night on the 15 September
  • Evening Dinner on the 15 September
  • Breakfast & Lunch served on the 16 September


About the venue:

The Annual Update Conference will be hosted at Madingley HallSet in eight acres of beautiful gardens and parkland, the 16th century Madingley Hall is four miles away from Cambridge.

The Hall has been lovingly converted into a conference centre with accommodation, making it the perfect venue for a residential conference.


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Full conference agenda

This session will cover:

  • VAT registration and de-registration issues, including compulsory registration in the EU
  • VAT liability on supplies – can the UK make its own rules now? – the reform of the 5% reduced rate of VAT
  • Input tax recovery – problem areas, including: partial exemption, VAT recovery on home-charging of electric cars, vans v cars, business v employee/director entertaining
  • VAT groups – including UK Permanent Establishments of overseas companies
  • Recent VAT cases
  • An update on post-Brexit VAT and customs duties

Pat Nown, Mercia Group

This session will cover:

  • Reviews, Recommendations and Speculation
  • New developments - excepted estates
  • Five useful lifetime planning tools                                                               
  • Five death estate planning fundamentals
  • BPR/ APR - five key pitfalls 

Mark Morton, Mercia Group

This session will cover:

  • The return of the associated company and all that entails!
  • MTD update
  • In the news

Pat Nown, Mercia Group

This session will cover a round-up of topical tax developments including:

  •  Basis period reform – critical points and latest news
  •  Making Tax Digital
  •  Capital allowances consultation
  •  Extraction of profit in 2023
  •  Recent tax case decisions of note

Mark Morton, Mercia Group

This session will cover:

  • Who is completing claims for your clients?
  • HMRC guidance and advance assurance
  • Don’t forget RDAs
  • Recent cases and recent changes
  • The future landscape

Peter Herbert, Insight Training

This session will update delegates on recent and forthcoming changes to – and challenges with – financial reporting and auditing. The session will include:

  • Recent changes to UK GAAP
  • Company law update – the Companies House White Paper
  • Changes in the pipeline – overview of prospective changes to UK GAAP
  • FAQs on small and medium sized company limits and their implications for financial reporting & auditing
  • Recent revenue recognition case studies – and their implications
  • Revisions to ISA (UK) 240 & ISA (UK) 315 – highlights and implementation timeline
  • ISQM 1 – what it means for independent firms
  • Key ICAEW and FRC feedback themes

Conference speakers

Pat Nown

Pat is a tax consultant lecturer at Mercia Group.

Pat originally trained and worked in the profession for Ernst & Young, Grant Thornton and KPMG before moving to the University of Derby as their senior tax lecturer. Her time at Derby included undergraduate and professional tax training as well as being involved in examinations and publishing projects for ACCA and other professional bodies.

This led to a ten year period with the Financial Training Company now Kaplan where she was Tax Product Director for the Midlands as well as becoming well known as a prominent exam based tax lecturer. Over her career Pat has been actively involved in the tax professional bodies including serving as a Council member for 12 years for the Association of Taxation Technicians.

Peter Herbert

Peter qualified as a chartered accountant with KPMG. He worked for The Financial Training Company for 6 years, the last three as a senior manager in the London office, responsible for developing courses for corporate clients. Peter presents courses to accountancy firms, companies and financial institutions. Peter's areas of technical expertise are financial reporting, auditing and practice regulation. He also writes and delivers financial analysis and personal development programmes for a range of blue chip and private companies.

Mark Morton

Mark joined HMRC in 1989 and undertook their full training exams. In 1996 he was made Deputy District Inspector for the Derby area and had detailed experience of all types of Revenue enquiries.

Mark joined Mercia as an experienced lecturer and now provides a wide variety of CPD training around the country. He is also a well known contributor to professional publications and provides technical consultancy to the accountancy profession.

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