Webinar: Making Tax Digital - navigating the soft-landing period

19 February 2020

We are delighted to announce the launch of our webinar series for 2020. The first webinar will be focused on Making Tax Digital.

As charities enter their soft-landing period for Making Tax Digital, the introduction of digital VAT filing continues to present a challenge for charities of all sizes. In this webinar, we will receive a reminder of the rules, and analysis of the administrative and software requirements that charities must put in place.

It’s the chance to put your questions to our HMRC representative, Verna Gellvear, External Stakeholder Lead for the Making Tax Digital for Business Programme. 

It is free to register for this webinar, click here to book your place.


  • Verna Gellvear


    Verna joined HMRC from DWP in 1998. She successfully completed her VAT Legal and Technical training and has held a number of compliance roles including VAT Assurance Officer. She has spent a number of years investigating MTIC fraud involving organised crime and missing traders.

    Latterly she has worked as a Business Learning Manager for HMRC’s Tax Specialist Programme, leading a team of newly recruited graduate trainees to successful completion of the training course.

    After having spent the majority of her time in HMRC within various Operational roles Verna has now moved into Transformation and works within the Customer Readiness and External Stakeholder Team (CREST) and is External Stakeholder Lead for the Making Tax Digital for Business Programme.

  • Gareth Jones

    Editor, Charity Finance

    Gareth Jones is group editor at Civil Society Media, overseeing the company's three print publications, daily news email, website and events.

    He was previously editor of Charity Finance magazine, the essential publication for charity leaders and finance professionals, from 2015 to 2019. This was his second stint with a publication he first joined as a reporter back in 2006. 

    He left Charity Finance in 2013 to study a Master’s degree in public policy at King’s College London, before joining Slack Communications as editorial manager. Here he wrote and edited for numerous organisations, including the Guardian, New Statesman, Charity Finance Group and Charities Aid Foundation.

    In 2018 he was shortlisted for Business and Finance Editor of the Year at the BSME Awards.

Date and time

Wednesday 19 February 2020 
12:30pm - 1:30pm

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