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Tax and Economic Update for Businesses & their Owners

May 25, 2021 at 10:00 AM- 11:00 AM



This webinar will cover:

1. An update from James Martin, Director of Policy at the British Chambers of Commerce. “Restart, Rebuild and Renew – business prospects through the pandemic and the TCA. – Covering what he feels the key challenges and opportunities are for UK SMEs and how the British Chambers can help businesses have a say and influence policy.

2. Details of key ways in which business owners and their businesses can currently save tax. By taking specialist advice encompassing the full range of tax reliefs and other planning opportunities, business owners can dramatically reduce their tax bills. We have a large award-winning, highly qualified tax team so are perfectly placed to provide proactive strategic tax advice. Topics covered will include a selection of the key tax planning areas that are covered in our Tax Saving Guide that has been updated to reflect measures announced in the recent Budget.

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Speakers include:

Scott Burkinshaw, Tax Partner of Shorts Chartered Accountants

Scott heads up Business Taxes at Shorts; this includes our Radius team that specialises in R&D tax reliefs.  He joined Shorts after a decade of providing advice at large national/international firms and has helped Shorts build one of the best specialist tax teams in the region, focused on providing proactive tax advice to our clients.

A Chartered Tax Adviser, Scott specialises in providing strategic corporate and personal tax advice. Prior to joining Shorts, he headed up Corporate Tax for Yorkshire for an international firm and has significant experience of advising on business disposals and acquisitions.


David Robinson Tax Director at Shorts Chartered Accountants

A qualified Chartered Tax Adviser with over 10 years’ experience in the profession, David joined Shorts having previously worked for national firms including BDO and RSM. He has significant experience advising growing owner-managed businesses on all aspects of taxation including; acquisitions and disposals, reorganisations and exit planning.


James Martin, Director of Policy at British Chambers of Commerce.

James is Director of Policy for the British Chambers of Commerce, with responsibility for the BCC’s policy and analytical output, always driven by the views and needs of Chambers and their members.

Prior to joining the BCC, James worked major retailers focusing on a range of policy areas, including cyber-crime and resilience, and, before that, in Whitehall, where he led on policy and strategy work ranging from reforming how people are able to bring legal challenges of government action to the long-term future of the prison system and improving prisoner working and reparation.

James studied in Yorkshire 20 years ago, and has very fond, if hazy, memories of the Republic.



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May 25, 2021
10:00 AM- 11:00 AM


Barnsley & Rotherham Chamber
01709 386200
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