November 26, 2018

UFU Deputy President David Brown Encourages Farmers to Attend Important “Making Tax Digital” Seminar

Well over 450 farmers and other family members have attended the first 4 of the ongoing series of “Making Tax Digital” Seminars including UFU Deputy President David Brown who attended the Enniskillen Seminar.

The seminars have been arranged jointly between CAFRE and Rural Support under the Farm Family Key Skills [FFKS] scheme which is part funded by the EU under the NI Rural Development Programme 2014-2020.

UFU Deputy President David Brown from Mackan Co Fermanagh pictured at Enniskillen Campus with his son Neil discussing the introduction of the new HMRC “Making Tax Digital” system with Kenneth Johnston from CAFRE who in partnership with Rural Support are offering a number of “Making Tax Digital” Business Planning seminars currently being held throughout Northern Ireland.

The seminars are delivered by speakers from Rural Support and qualified accountants from accountancy firm PKF/FPM and topics covered include an overview and awareness of the new HMRC “Making Tax Digital” system including issues surrounding the submission of records, choice of appropriate software and the cost implications for the farm business.

David Brown from Mackan, Co Fermanagh, who attended the fourth seminar at Enniskillen Campus with his son Neil said, “It is important that farmers are made aware of this important change and I would encourage all farmers to attend one of these seminars”.

A section of the large audience listening intently at the fourth “Making Tax Digital” seminar held at Enniskillen Campus. This was the fourth of a number of “Making Tax Digital” Business Planning seminars organised by Rural Support in partnership with CAFRE currently being held throughout Northern Ireland.

The current series of seminars will continue with additional dates for November and December confirmed as Agri-food Biosciences Institute (AFBI), Hillsborough on Wednesday 28th November, Magherabuoy House Hotel, Portrush on Thursday 29th of November, The Milestone Centre, Carrickmore on Monday 3rd December, Greenmount Campus on Monday 10th December and Benedy Community Centre, Dungiven on Tuesday 11th December . Doors open at 7.30 pm with seminars beginning at 8.00pm.

The Chairman Alex Cromie pictured at Enniskillen Campus during the recent “Making Tax Digital” seminar.

Details of all seminar dates can be found on the CAFRE website: https://www.cafre.ac.uk/industry-support/farm-family-key-skills/business-planning/.

Further event dates will be released in the New Year.

The seminars are free to farmers, members of the farm family and employees. Grandparents, uncles, aunts, brothers and sisters within farm families would all benefit from attending a seminar. Attendees should bring details of their Farm Business ID with them to register on the night.

For further information telephone the programme delivery agent Rural Support on 028 8676 0040.

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