The Women in Tax Network - Women’s Tax Resistance League

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Johnston Carmichael Chartered Accountants LLP

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We are delighted to advise that Helen Thornley will talk at our next Women in Tax event. Helen is a technical officer within Association of Taxation Technicians (ATT), where she focuses on the latest developments in tax, responding to consultations, commenting on draft legislation and representing the ATT at meetings with the UK tax authorities and the Scottish Government.

In 2018 we celebrated 100 years since women won the right to vote. But how much do we know about the link between tax and the suffrage movement?

Helen will enlighten us based on her study of the Women’s Tax Resistance League’s archives held at the Women’s Library at the London School of Economics.

Founded in 1909, the Women’s Tax Resistance League was a small but unique part of the suffrage movement. League members felt keenly the injustice of paying tax on their income, homes and servants when they lacked a Parliamentary vote.

By refusing to pay taxes they risked fines, the seizure of their goods and even prison.

While a small group, the League boasted supporters throughout the UK, including Scotland.

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Johnston Carmichael Chartered Accountants LLP

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United Kingdom

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