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Women in Tax - “No Vote, No Tax" presented by Helen Thornley

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Samlesbury Hall

Preston New Road

Samlesbury

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Women in Tax

Please join us for Women in Tax's first meeting in central Lancashire which will include a presentation on the Women’s Tax Resistance League by Helen Thornley.

Women in Tax is a network for women working in tax – in the profession, in-house, HMRC or anywhere else.

Men in tax are very welcome at this event as well.

Helen's talk will start at 4:30pm. Complimentary cream teas will be available from 4:00pm. (The Hall have promised a gluten and dairy-heavy treat. If that is not to your taste, do please let us know.)


Last year marked 100 years since (some) women won the right to vote. 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 their taxes they risked fines, the seizure of their goods and even prison.

In addition to resisting taxes for the vote, the League campaigned for fairer taxation of married women. Helen’s talk will look at some of the test cases that the League instigated and their deputation to Chancellor Lloyd George in 1913.

Helen’s talk is based on her study of the League’s archives held at the Women’s Library at the London School of Economics.

About Helen

After graduating from Cambridge University, Helen qualified as a Chartered Accountant before moving into tax. After a decade advising clients in Cumbria, Helen joined the Association of Taxation Technicians (ATT) in July 2017. As a technical officer, her role is focused 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.

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What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the event?

There is plenty of parking at the Hall, Alternatively the Number 53 bus stops outside the Hall (15-20 minutes from either Preston or Blackburn).

How can I contact the organiser with any questions?

For details about arrangements at the Hall, please email Debbie Wood or David Massey . We are both based in the Lancashire School of Business and Enterprise at the University of Central Lancashire.

You can follow Women in Tax on Twitter: @WomenInTax

Is it ok if the name on my ticket or registration doesn't match the person who attends?

Certainly. We're only asking you to register so we have an idea of the numbers.


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