News

Guest of the Entrepreneurs

The Master attended a white tie Summer Banquet at Vintners' Hall, as a guest of the Guild of Entrepreneurs. The Entrepreneurs is one of several Guilds looking to become a Livery Company in due course. …read more

Alderman Fiona Woolf steps down

Past Mistress Tax Adviser, Dame Fiona Woolf has announced her intention of stepping down as Alderman for Candlewick Ward. Dame Fiona was the Mistress Tax Adviser in 2009/10, and is an Honorary Liveryman of our Company. …read more

Royal Garden Party

The Master and Consort were lucky enough to attend a Royal Garden Party at Buckingham Palace on a lovely sunny afternoon. The Queen, Prince William and Princess Eugenie were the royal hosts.  Many other Livery Masters were also there.
There was an opportunity to explore the Buckingham Palace Gardens as well as to enjoy a delicious tea and military band music in the sunshine. The Master took a Worshipful Company of Tax Advisers umbrella along, just in case, but it was not needed! …read more

Managing the Trust P & L

The Master and Clerk attended an event in the Egyptian Hall at Mansion House for the Lord Mayor's Business of Trust agenda, around the theme of Building Better Businesses: Managing the trust P &L.  The Chartered Institute of Management Accountants was one of the sponsors of the event.  Fellow Masters from the Financial Services Group of Livery Companies were also in attendance, notably the Worshipful Company of Insurers and the Worshipful Company of Chartered Secretaries. …read more

Brigantes Breakfast Leeds

The Master and Consort attended the Brigantes Breakfast held at the Royal  Armouries in Leeds, an event at which the Worshipful Company of Tax Advisers was well represented, with many of our northern based Liverymen in attendance. The Brigantes Breakfast is a gathering of London Liverymen in the North, and was this year addressed by General the Lord Dannatt, chair  of the Royal Armouries Board of Trustees. There was also an opportunity to visit the Royal Armouries galleries after the breakfast. …read more

Guest of the Mercers

The Master and Clerk attended the Associated Companies Dinner at Mercers Hall.  In the reign of King James I, and under heavy pressure from the Crown, the Mercers, in association with the Innholders, the Cooks, the Broderers and the Masons, combined to assist the City of London in the colonisation of Ulster.  Some three hundred years later (1905-1909), the Mercers sold virtually all their estates in Ireland, dividing the proceeds between the Associated Companies thus ending  a 300-year partnership which had worked smoothly without any document or written contract. …read more

Big Curry Lunch Results

The Master and Clerk attended a reception at Carpenters' Hall to hear how much money was raised for the Armed Forces Charities at the Big Curry Lunch in April. The Lord Mayor and Sheriffs were in attendance. Just over £190,000 was raised by the 2018 lunch, which is a great achievement. The Lord Mayor extended thanks to all involved, and we also heard from Michael Hockney, the Big Curry Lunch chairman, and General Sir Mike Jackson from the Soldiers' charity . In the 11 years of the Lunch's history, the net proceeds raised have been in excess of £1.9m …read more

Pewter Live

The Master and Clerk attended the Pewter Live event  at Pewterers' Hall which is a showcase for the modern Pewter industry.  As well as an exhibition of recent pieces from current designers working in Pewter, there was an opportunity to purchase some artefacts in Pewter, including jewellery, glass and candle holders, cufflinks, crockery and cutlery.  Many of the designers were there to talk about their work. One of the star exhibits was a Pewter rhino made for the Worshipful Company of Apothecaries. …read more

Curry Night at the Oriental Club

Booking is now open for our Curry Night at the Oriental Club event on 4 September.

Why not join us for a Curry in magnificent surroundings and learn a little more of the history of this fascinating Club? …read more

Milan Trade Delegation

The Master attended a lunchtime presentation at Guildhall, also attended by a number of other Financial Services Group Livery Masters, delivered by recently elected Italian Senator and writer on tax reform, Armando Siri. He is the author of Flat Tax - La Rivoluzione Fiscale in Italia è possibile. He spoke about strengthening ties between Milan and London and explained some of the recently proposed Italian Coalition's thinking behind their policy announcements. The event was filmed by Italian television, and there were plenty of interesting questions from the floor, including on the proposed 15% flat rate tax. The Senator spoke in Italian and communicated with the aid of a very able translator who is a member of the Worshipful Company of Management Consultants. …read more