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Learning Lunch: Preparing for Making Tax Digital + Networking

St Andrews Business Club

Wednesday, 10 January 2018 from 12:30 to 14:00 (GMT)

Learning Lunch: Preparing for Making Tax Digital +...

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Event Details

Learning Lunch – Preparing for Making Tax Digital


Date: Wed 10 January 2018

Venue: The Tom Kidd Room, Conference Wing, The Old Course Hotel, Old Station Road, St Andrews, KY16 9SP

- 12.30pm – Networking, Mug of Soup + Sandwiches

- 1.15pm – Speaker + Q&A

- 2pm – Event finishes


Making Tax Digital (MTD) is a key part of the UK Government’s plans to make it easier for individuals and businesses to get their tax right and keep on top of their affairs. But the timetable for which businesses will be affected, and when, are different.

Although the implementation deadline has been pushed back as a result of the 2017 Finance Bill, no business should leave preparing for it till the last minute. One of the recommended changes is moving to online accounting software, for which there are other compelling commercial benefits, including significant cost savings, increased efficiency, improved management information and 24/7 mobile access to your data.

Expert speakers:

Mark Gibson, Partner, Thomson Cooper Accountants

Mark is from Cupar and qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 2008. He joined Thomson Cooper in 2009, was made an Associate in 2015 and a Partner in 2016. Mark advises clients on all aspects of accounts and taxation.

Mark will talk about personal tax accounts and MTD.

Elaine Cromwell, Partner, Thomson Cooper Accountants

Elaine joined Thomson Cooper as a trainee in 1990 and qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1996. She was made an Associate in 2003 and a Partner in 2016.

Elaine is Head of Thomson Cooper’s Business Support Service Department, which includes business systems solutions, IT, marketing consultancy and training. She’s also the firm’s accounting software specialist – able to recommend the software best suited to each client. Thomson Cooper is a Sage Accredited Accountant Partner, Xero Certifed Advisor and QuickBooks Online Accountant.

Elaine delivers the vast majority of training on a wide variety of IT skills and accounting software-related subjects.

Elaine won Sage’s ‘Accountant of the Year’ award in 2010 and ‘Training Manager of the Year’ at the 2013 Scottish Accountancy Awards.

She will take attendees through moving to online accounting and the benefits of doing so, aside from preparing for MTD.


Why you should attend

Online accounting delivers streamlined processes, resulting in improved business performance. It can help prepare your business for the compliance demands of Making Tax Digital and provides timely information, allowing you to make strategic decisions within your business more quickly.

The good news is that there are many reliable, affordable options available. This event will give you the information you need to consider when selecting the one for you.



Book your place by 12:00 Monday 8 January 2018.

N.B. Please notify the Club by email of any dietary requirements by the same day. You can also do this when you booking via Eventbrite.



There is free car parking at the hotel. If you can’t get somewhere there, there is a large car park nearby at Petheram Bridge Google Maps -

Do you have questions about Learning Lunch: Preparing for Making Tax Digital + Networking? Contact St Andrews Business Club

When & Where

The Old Course Hotel
Old Station Road
KY16 9SP St Andrews
United Kingdom

Wednesday, 10 January 2018 from 12:30 to 14:00 (GMT)

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