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“Welfare for the wealthy”: a seminar on tax

Thursday 19 May 2016
1:00pm

High Pay Centre
32-36 Loman Street
London SE1 0EH

Amid talk of the tax “burden” and the contribution of the highest earners something is being missed: a discussion of the extensive tax reliefs enjoyed by that same top income group. Income tax is not as progressive as many think it is. On Thursday 19th May we will welcome Jolyon Maugham QC to the High Pay Centre, who will be shedding more light into some of the darker corners of our tax system. Alison McGovern MP, MP for Wirral South and former Shadow City Minister, will respond.

One of the country’s leading tax lawyers, Jolyon Maugham is based at Devereux Chambers. He “took Silk” in 2015. In January 2016, The Lawyer magazine featured him as one of only 10 members at the Bar in their “Hot 100 2016”, which lists those lawyers regarded as the best in the business. Jolyon is a graduate of the University of Durham, Birkbeck College, University of London and is a Queen Mother’s Scholar (Middle Temple). He has sat on the Bar Council’s Equality and Diversity Committee for a number of years. He lectures and writes widely on tax policy matters. He is a regular commentator on tax issues by quality broadsheets (Financial Times, The Times, The Guardian), magazines (New Statesman, Tax Journal, the Lawyer) and TV (BBC’s Panorama, Channel 4’s Dispatches).

The seminar will run from 1pm - 2.30pm. A sandwich lunch will be served from 12.30pm.

This event is free and open to the public, but RSVPs are essential. Please email natalia.raha@highpaycentre.org to reserve your place.

Posted on 5 May 2016

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