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LSO Gala Performance

On Tuesday 14 March 2017,  the Master attended the London Symphony Orchestra Gala Concert at St Pauls Cathedral in aid of the Lord Mayor’s Appeal. …read more

Modern Companies Dinner

On Monday 13 March 2017,  the Master and Upper Warden, Morag Loader attended the bi-annual Modern Companies Livery Dinner at Brewers’ Hall. …read more

Tuesday 11 April 2017 – Tower Bridge Visit

The Social Committee has arranged a visit to Tower Bridge on Tuesday 11 April 2017. Full details can be found on the flyer at the following link: content/view.cfm/downloads/Tower_Bridge_Visit.pdf …read more

Budget Banquet

On 7 March the Company hosted its Spring Budget Banquet 2017.

The Budget Banquet is the Company's principle event of the year and was held in the fabulous surroundings of Stationers' Hall which had previously visited about five years ago. The Master, Kevin Thomas was joined by Presidents of our professional bodies, Masters from the Financial Services Group of Companies, Liverymen, Freemen and guests. …read more

Worshipful Company of Hackney Carriage Drivers

On Thursday 9 March, the Master and Clerk were guests of the Master Hackney Carriage Driver, Alan Roughan at their Spring Court Dinner at Carpenters Hall. …link

Worshipful Company of International Bankers

On Wednesday 8 March the Master and Clerk attended the Worshipful Company of International Bankers annual banquet at the Guildhall. The principle guest was the Rt Hon the Lord Mayor of the City of London accompanied by the two Sheriffs, visiting Alderman and 5 visiting Masters. The guest speaker was Helena Morrissey CBE. …read more

Derek Melluish Memorial Lecture

On Monday 6 March,  The Master attended the City of London Guide Lecturers Association annual Derek Melluish Memorial Lecture. …read more

Matthew Peppitt: "Taxing the ultimate luxury – Plate duty: the taxation of the goldsmiths’ and silversmiths’ trade 1719 – 1890"

On 28 February, Matthew Peppitt gave an absorbing talk on plate taxes in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries to the Tax History Group. Whilst the main focus of his talk was plate duty, he also covered tax on household plate and excise licences to deal in plate. In this context, plate refers to silver (and later gold) domestic items. Matthew’s talk put the tax into its historical context, as well as covering the role that assay marks played in the history of the tax. …read more

Scriveners Company

On Tuesday 28 February, the Master and Clerk attended the Quill Pen Reception and Recital to commemorate the 400th Anniversary of the granting of a Royal Charter to the Worshipful Company of Scriveners at the Guild Church of St Lawrence Jewry. …read more

Inter Livery Pancake Race

On Tuesday 28 February, 4 Tax Advisers, supported by 11 other members took part in the annual Shrove Tuesday Inter-Livery Pancake Race. 2017 was the 13th year the race had taken place and the 8th successive year the Tax Advisers have entered a team. Around 24 other livery companies take part in an oversubscribed race which saw another 15 or so Masters from other companies competing to enter a team next year. …read more