BASDA Annual Summit 2020

‘A Changing World in a New Decade’

Join us on Monday, 12th October at the Wellcome Collection, London

The day will be packed with insightful sessions on the current issues relevant to BASDA members, identifying business development opportunities, technical and resource implications and offering key networking opportunities.

The Agenda is being shaped based on current member feedback and will include key topics such as Accessibility, Brexit, Making Tax Digital together with debates around topical issues and much more….

AGM: 9:45am

Summit Agenda: 10:30am to 4:30pm

  • BASDA Welcome and Chairman’s Opening Remarks
  • Accessibility – The Next Big Thing?
  • Panel Session with Industry Associations 2020 – Top 5 Member Challenges’
  • Brexit – How does this affect you?
  • HMRC ‘The major issues and challenges for HMRC in 2020’
  • HMRC: Update on Making Tax Digital
  • BASDA Showcase: Latest achievements, initiatives and benefits for members
  • Networking with members and guests
  • More to follow ….

Cost to Attend:

Members –  Special Early Bird Rate to 30th June £69.95 or £83.95 from 1st July 

Non Members – Special Early Bird Rate to 30th June £83.95 or £93.95 from 1st July

For Members: When booking please tick for both the AGM and Summit

For any non-members that attend Summit fees will be redeemed against cost of membership should they join AND PAY within a 3 month period following the Summit date.

Our Sponsors

Confirmed Speakers

Louise Tarpy

Louise Tarpy

HMRC Head of Software Collaboration (interim)

A HMRC ‘lifer’, Louise’s progression through the ranks has seen her undertake a wide variety of roles; from debt collection, to business analyst, to subject matter expert. In Mar 17, she took on her biggest challenge to date, creating a brand new Digital Relationship Management (DRM) function. DRM work in partnership with the long-established Software Developer Support Team (SDST), together making up Software Developer Collaboration (SDC). SDC is dedicated to delivering HMRC’s ambitious API Strategy, by supporting commercial product development and building long-term, collaborative relationships with the software industry. Following Lee Hawksworth’s recent departure to a new role in Apr 19, Louise has taken over as Head of Software Developer Collaboration.

Rebecca Hutton

Rebecca Hutton

Customer Readiness and External Stakeholder Team - Making Tax Digital

Rebecca joined HMRC in 2009 as a graduate on the Tax Professional Development Programme and spent 4 years training to be a Compliance Officer looking primarily at Corporation Tax. Rebecca then spent two years working enquiries into Oil and Gas companies before moving over to a Business Unit Head role where she had responsibility for the mid-size compliance teams across Scotland & the North East. She joined the Making Tax Digital team around a year ago and works with stakeholders to ensure business and agents have all of the information they need to comply with the new rules.


Stephen Bartlett

Stephen Bartlett

Chairman, Association of Freight Software Suppliers

Stephen has an extensive background in IT infrastructure and transformation with expertise in predictive data analytics. robotic process and desktop automation and customer front interfaces. His role as Chairman of The Association of Freight Software Suppliers (AFSS) brings together and represents many of the leading suppliers of software to the freight and transportation industry. The Association is recognised by HM Revenue & Customs and by BIFA and is represented on a number of Customs and EU consultation and working groups.

Anita Monteith

Anita Monteith

Technical Lead & Senior Policy Adviser, Tax Faculty, ICAEW

Anita is the technical manager responsible for tax policy at ICAEW and has been closely involved with online filing developments in tax since self assessment started in the mid 1990s. She was involved both with iXBRL for corporation tax and the implementation of Real Time Information for payroll and is currently focussed on the implementation of Making Tax Digital. She is a qualified Chartered Accountant and Chartered Tax Adviser and a past chairman of the ICAEW Tax Faculty.
Anita is a regular speaker and chairperson at conferences, appears frequently on television and radio talking about tax and is a regular on Radio 4’s Moneybox.


Brian Palmer

Brian Palmer

Tax Policy Adviser of the Association of Accounting Technicians

Brian Palmer is a past president and fellow member of the Association of Accounting Technicians, the body’s tax policy adviser, and appeared on Accountancy Age’s Financial Power List 2019. He is also managing director of Tax Policy Advice.


Tony Margaritelli

Tony Margaritelli

Chairman, ICPA

Tony has been the Chairman of the ICPA since 2001 and has been a Senior Partner of AJM Accountants since 1980. He writes content for ‘Accounting Practice’ magazine and is at the forefront of providing new and relevant membership benefits for the ICPA membership. Tony is also involved in consultations and fighting for the small practice accountants.

How to Attend

Follow the link to Eventbrite to book your ticket today. You will receive a confirmation email  following registration.