2015 marks the 50th anniversary of the UK corporation tax. This presented an opportunity to step back from current concerns to assess the longer term development of the tax – its past, present and future. The Oxford University Centre for Business Taxation’s annual summer conference, held on 26 June, discussed these issues. Leading speakers from government, business, academia and the media addressed different aspects of the UK corporation tax, discussing its development and future.

This year also marks 10th anniversary of the Oxford University Centre for Business Taxation. The final session of the conference introduced the Centre’s contribution to existing knowledge about corporation tax, and a panel discussed the open questions identified over the course of the conference, thus setting a future research agenda for the Centre.

Pinsent Masons Professor of Taxation Law Judith Freedman presented on UK corporation tax and small businesses. The full programme is available on the Centre for Business Taxation's website.