2020 Introduction to UK Tax - On Demand

The aim of this on-demand webinar series is to equip learners with the fundamentals of the UK Tax system. This 3 part series presented by Emma Gilbert-Smithwill provides an overview of all the major taxes applicable to individuals and business in the UK.

Understanding tax structure and systems have never been easy and it gets even more challenging when there are multiple taxes, as in the case of UK taxation. However, with a sound understanding of fundamentals, this can become much easier.

If you are new to UK taxes and want to understand the basics, this webinar series is for you. This webinar series will introduce learners to the basics of the UK taxes and help them gain working knowledge of different taxes applicable to Businesses and Individuals.

The series will cover:

  • The background of UK tax
  • Computation of business profits
  • Basics of capital allowances
  • Introduction to Capital gains
  • Tax obligations of an employer
  • VAT: common pitfalls for business owners.

    Learning Outcomes

    On successful completion of this activity, participants should be able to:

    • Explain the background of UK Tax system
    • Explain the requirements of UK tax laws in relation to computation of business profits (Taxable business income)
    • Explain the fundamentals of capital gains tax and its taxation
    • Understand the obligations of an employer as per tax laws
    • Understand the basics of Value added tax and Inheritance tax (IHT)



    This webinar series will introduce learners to the fundamentals of the UK taxes and help them gain basic understanding of different taxes applicable to Businesses and Individuals.  

    This webinar is offered as a series of 3 session, where Emma will focus on different elements of UK taxes.

    Session 1 focuses on UK Tax structure, fundamentals of income tax, Introduction to NIC and Corporation tax.

    Session 2 focuses on computation of business income, capital allowances, computation of taxable profits and capital Gains.

    Session 3 focuses on PAYE, employee taxes, tax obligations of employer, Value Added Tax (VAT), exemptions and tax administration.

    Emma Gilbert-Smith from SWAT

    Emma qualified as a Chartered Management Accountant in 2007 and has worked in the Public Sector, Practice and as a VAT Officer for HMRC. Emma joined SWAT UK in 2014 and spends her time working on student courses and tax and accountancy webinars.


    Topic: Tax

    Sub-Topic: Business Tax, Employment Taxes - PAYE, PAYG & FBT, GST, Income Tax (inc CGT), International Tax, Tax Administration

    Format: Recorded Webinar

    Proficiency Level: Foundation, Intermediate

    CPD: Upto 3.5 hours