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The Evolution and Impact of Value Added Tax

About this event

The golden anniversary of VAT is a significant milestone in the history of taxation. To commemorate the occasion, Avalara and The CFO will be hosting a special webinar to discuss the evolution and impact of UK VAT over the past 50 years and the potential expectations for the future.

Join this webinar to hear expert speakers provide a comprehensive overview of the current state of VAT, including the latest changes and advancements. We will also explore the role of technology in the collection and administration of VAT as well as the implementation of digital tax processes, such as e-invoicing.

Register now for a thought-provoking and informative discussion as we navigate the past, present, and future of VAT.  

In this session, we will: 

  • Gain insights into the latest developments and planned changes to VAT 
  • Explore the impact of technology on the collection and administration of VAT 
  • Reflect on the evolution of VAT over the past 50 years 
  • Discuss why tax technology is more important than it’s ever been 
  • Q&A

Hosted by

  • Guest speaker
    Aswathy Chembolly VAT Director @ Oury Clark

    Aswathy Chembolly is VAT Director at Oury Clark. She is a law graduate with 16 years specialisation in VAT, and is skilled in leading teams, technical advisory, process management, business development and marketing. Aswathy attained international exposure working with Big Fours in Europe, Middle East & India - KPMG (Global Services) Budapest, KMPG Kuwait, KPMG India, PwC india, and EY. Her career highlights include heading the VAT practise in KPMG Kuwait at the height of GCC wide VAT implementation and gaining exposure in global tax technology projects to manage VAT compliance and reporting.

  • Guest speaker
    Andrew Norman VAT Director @ Kirk Rice LLP

    Andrew has over 25 years’ experience in VAT starting his career at HMRC before moving to the other side! In his career Andrew has worked with firms and business of all sizes and most sectors. He has an extensive knowledge of the land and property sector, charity and not for profit issues as well as international VAT issues. Recently Andrew was part of the team that advised a middle eastern country on the implementation of VAT including helping to draft the VAT legislation.

  • Guest speaker
    Alex Baulf Senior Director, Global Indirect Tax @ Avalara

    Alex leads on global indirect tax at Avalara, leading on engagement with policy and business leaders to develop a tax and compliance environment that will streamline and accelerate commerce for the overall growth of the economy. With over 16 years’ experience in global VAT and GST and international indirect tax consultancy, Alex has specialised in analysing changing VAT requirements and advising on impact assessment and change management across processes, data and technology.

  • Guest speaker
    Matthew Harrison EMEA VAT Solutions Director @ Avalara

    With nearly 10 years’ experience within the tax space, Matt Harrison is one of Avalara’s top VAT solutions specialists. Having worked as both a Senior Tax Manager and a Consultant, Matt has the both the in-depth VAT knowledge twinned with a unique perspective to understand the impact tax changes have on businesses.