HMRC Working Together shared training on Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)

As promised in my post following the recent Working Together meeting, I now have further details of our event in November:

Shared Training with SW London Working Together

Alternative Dispute Resolution… (ADR) is this for me?

South West London Working Together group invite you as Accountants/Tax Agents, or as Officers of HMRC, to experience a new development in the compliance arena – ADR.

Date : Thursday, 7th November, 2013

Venue: LexisNexis, Quadrant House, The Quadrant, Sutton  SM2 5AS.

1.30pm – Registration and refreshments

(please allow time for car parking)

2pm – 5pm  Workshop

(prompt start please)

This event builds on our 2012 workshop, which focussed on an HMRC enquiry into the fictitious Seagull restaurant – an enquiry worked under HMRC’s Single Compliance Process.

This year’s event aims to inform and challenge views over the new ADR process, promoting a greater understanding of problems faced by both HMRC and Agents in dealing with enquiries. It will briefly recap the story so far, and then continue the case study to explore ADR.

The new case study will answer questions such as:

– What is ADR, and who does it?

– When is it relevant, and how does it work?

– What benefits can ADR bring for practitioners and their clients?

Sponsored by Taxation magazine, which will be there to report the event, the Agent/HMRC teams will provide an interactive overview of the new initiative.

We hope the safe environment provided by Working Together will encourage the traditional open discussion between Agents and HMRC officers, showcasing the new process, and  highlighting the practical advantages of ADR.

For further information on ADR see the following link:

HM Revenue & Customs: How to resolve a dispute with HMRC – Alternative Dispute Resolution


If you are an ATT Member and would like to attend – please contact me to book your place. There are a limited number available, and we usually have a waiting list as these events are oversubscribed


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