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Markel Tax

22 May 2020

Supporting accountants with valuable Continuing Professional Development

Winning the Best Independent Tax Consultancy Firm at this year’s Tolley’s Taxation awards was a tremendous achievement for Markel Tax. Contributing to our success was the team’s understanding of how important Continuing Professional Development (CPD) is to those in the profession – no matter if they are starting out or have many years’ experience under their belt.

As part of our objective to be the accountant’s champion, Markel Tax takes CPD very seriously, providing numerous opportunities to benefit from additional learning. And, with many of our clients currently working from home, the good news is that manyvaluable learning needs can be met through online channels.

Monthly Tax Reviews

Each month our tax consultancy team produces a Monthly Tax Review. Information is based on key tax developments from the previous month and relayed via a 60-minute webinar, available to anyone with internet access.

With the current challenges thrown up by Covid-19 we have taken the decision to offer this service free of charge for six months to all Markel Tax clients.

Annual and regional tax seminars

The Markel Tax seminar series saw a record number of attendees in 2019, driven by the variety of subjects covered and exceptional range of expert speakers. Traditionally, our main Autumn conference is supported by regional seminars, in locations such as Birmingham and Manchester. These are a great opportunity to reinforce what our ‘Expect More’ message means to clients, and for local professionals to meet colleagues and members of the Markel Tax team.

Last year’s London conference—highlights of which can be seen here—was also the perfect opportunity to celebrate the formal integration of Gabelle into Markel Tax.

Plans for our 2020 seminar series are, like many live events, up in the air with virtual sessions a real possibility. Details to be announced soon!

Offering advice through the press

We think it’s important to participate in wider tax debates and often contribute to press articles that accounting and tax professionals can access and read, adding further CPD accreditations. We work regularly with the likes of Tax Journal, Taxation and industry sector titles such as Contractor UK.
Here are a few examples of our recent articles:

  • Kevin Hall talks about how companies can access support through the tax system during the Covid-19 crisis in this Tax Journal article

  • Nathan-Ross Sercombe discusses the contractor’s options for settling disguised remuneration cases with HMRC, in this Contractor UK piece

  • Mark Baycroft and Imran Umarji cover the application of the corporate capital loss restrictions in Taxation magazine.

Guest speaker opportunities

Organisations such as the CIOT, ATT and ICAEW host regular seminars with a range of expert speakers—including members of the Markel Tax team—where members of the accounting profession can enjoy valuable CPD learning and networking opportunities. Markel website

The tax team are avid and committed content producers! Search the Markel Tax website and you’ll find swathes of articles on a wide range of subjects, each one providing useful insight to specific tax challenges and providing useful personal development for the reader.

Continuing Professional Development is vital for those in the accounting and tax professions as the industry, and rules that govern it, change rapidly from month to month. Those that can keep up with the changes will offer more value to clients and the Markel Tax team is pleased to support those efforts with a range of initiatives and content sources.

Continuing support into the future

2019 was a highly successful year for Markel Tax as we passed a number of key milestones. Ultimately, however, our work is focussed on supporting the professional development of our clients and this is what we will continue to do.

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