Event: Tax Governance & Transparency – the shift in focus by tax authorities and policymakers


Inbound & International Business (IIB) Programme

Join PwC experts for our first session in 2018 of the Inbound & International Tax Programme on Tuesday 27th February at PwC Waterfront Plaza, Belfast.

Tax authorities and policymakers in the UK and globally have an increasing focus on tax governance, control environments and tax policies. The past 12 months have seen a significant shift towards increased public and wider stakeholder (e.g. analysts and investors) transparency over tax affairs of companies, backed up with the ‘making tax digital’ regime and the legislation on publication of tax strategies and the implementation of country-by-country (CBC) reporting in larger businesses.

The UK, like many other jurisdictions, are making progress in requiring companies to disclose more information in respect of tax, with the ultimate aim at improving taxpayer behaviour in relation to tax planning, increasing public transparency over tax and driving an increase in companies’ level of governance and risk management over tax. Alongside this, HMRC are adopting a new approach when considering the tax affairs of corporates and assessing risk.

With this changing environment, it’s crucial for businesses to be thinking about the impact of these new requirements now, and what these really mean for the tax function.

Join PwC experts to hear about how the authorities and businesses are approaching tax governance and transparency and the key issues that are likely to impact you and your business over the coming months.


We will focus on the below headline tax developments around tax governance and transparency, including:

  • Senior Accounting Officer (SAO) – What does good SAO compliance look like
  • UK Tax Strategy Publication – Improving Large Business Tax Behaviour
  • New Corporate Criminal Offence (CCO)
  • Multilateral Instrument (MLI) (BEPS Action 15)
  • Country by Country Reporting (CbCR) (BEPS Action 13)
  • Pay Governance


This free event is aimed at finance and tax professionals operating in large and inbound businesses in Northern Ireland.

If you would like to attend please email simon.boyd@pwc.com or call Simon on 028 90 245454 by Tuesday 20 February to confirm your attendance.


Event details

Date: Tuesday, 27th February 2018


08:30 – Breakfast, Network & Registration
09:00 – Conference begins
10.00 – Q&A Session
10:30 – Conference ends


Floor 6 Boardroom
Waterfront Plaza
8 Laganbank Road,
Belfast, BT1 3LR

Contact us

Martin Fleetwood

Partner | Tax, PwC United Kingdom

Tel: +44 (0)28 9041 5486

Áine O’Hare

Director | Tax, PwC United Kingdom

Tel: +44 (0) 28 9041 5682

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