Breakfast event will discuss effects of Budget on business
THE Chancellor of the Exchequer will present the 2013 Budget on Wednesday, March 20 when the Government’s plans for taxation, benefits, spending and forecasts for the economy will be set out.
The Herald and Sunday Herald are organising a free breakfast event for the business community on Thursday, March 21 at the Lighthouse, Glasgow to understand what the announcements will meanto business and individuals in Scotland.
Against a testing economic background, the challenge is to continue to raise revenue and at the same time provide a tax environment in which businesses can flourish. With the UK having lost its coveted triple-A credit rating from international agency Moody’s, there have been loud callsformeasurestostimulatethe economy.Somebusinesslobbying organisations have been calling on the Chancellor to continue cutting corporation tax.
This post-budget briefing will provide a summary of the main issues and provide an update on personal and corporate tax considerations, VAT, and issues on tax planning for all businesses regardless of size.
The event is supported Campbell Dallas and McClure Naismith LLP. The latter’s ExecutiveChairman, RobinShannan, will be on hand to share his expertise from a legal perspective and answer any questions.
The briefing will be hosted by Sunday Herald Deputy Busi- ness Editor Steven Vass, and joining Robin Shannan on the panel will be Professor Colin Mason of the Adam Smith Business School and Jeremy Peat, Director of the David Hume Institute.
The event takes place on Thursday, March 21, 2013 at The Lighthouse, Glasgow. Arrival is at 7.45am. It’s free to attend and you can reserve your place by calling 0141 302 7319 or visiting
George Osborne’s statement will be scrutinised at the event