Making the case for new taxes: Wyman Symposium 2019

This year’s Wyman Symposium was held on 10 July in Chartered Accountants’ Hall, with the topic “Making the case for new taxes”. The audience of over 100 tax professionals heard four speakers who each set out a new tax policy idea.

The speakers had been encouraged to be brave and some of the ideas were quite radical or even light-hearted (and, it must be stressed, did not necessarily reflect the views of the speakers or the bodies they represented). But there was a serious point to this as it encouraged the audience to consider the barriers to rational debate.

A full report of the event, written by Jane Moore, is available to Tax Faculty members and subscribers on