Event: taxation workshop with Netherlands Tax and Customs Administration

University hosts behavioural insights for taxation workshop

In conjunction with the Netherlands Tax and Customs Administration, Manchester Metropolitan University (Economics) is holding a taxation workshop on October 27 and 28.

The workshop will explore behavioural insights for the more effective implementation of taxation policy for both taxpayers and tax administrations.

In addition, we will also explore local taxation for both firms (business rates) and individuals (income tax)

Andy Hollingsworth, a Senior Policy Advisor from the new northern arm of The Behavioural Insights Team, a social purpose company owned by the UK Government, will speak about the embedding of behavioural science into policy for the Devolution of Greater Manchester.

We can now also announce that Christian Spence, the Head of Research at Greater Manchester Chambers, will also speak on the devolution of business rate powers.

The Dutch Tax Administration will be represented by Dr. A. van Steenbergen and Dr. I. M. de Groot  will, respectively,  discuss “Trust and the Lifecycle of Companies”, which looks at reducing fiscal risk and “Cheating on taxes – Experimental Research on Tax Compliance”

We have also confirmed Dr Maja Brkic, from the Behavioural and Customer Insight Team at HMRC, who will speak about Behavioural Insights from HMRC trials.

In addition, there are a range of very interesting academic speakers from across mainland Europe and the UK and consequently, we anticipate the workshop will generates an interesting discussions around the embedding of research in policy formation and administration.

The workshop webpage is: http://www.business.mmu.ac.uk/bit2016/