Break­fast event will dis­cuss ef­fects of Bud­get on busi­ness

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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

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