Events industry charity, Meeting Needs is set to launch an online support forum: Money Matters.
The online forum, which is due to take place on 11 June at 2pm, will help event industry professionals navigate financial fears and tax queries during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The event will be formatted as a financial Q&A, supported by Saffrey Champness, one of the top 20 chartered accountant firms in the UK.
Meeting Needs has decided to launch the initiative after results from a survey undertaken by the charity revealed that 75 per cent of both freelancers and employees were actively seeking help and advice on the government’s financial benefits scheme.
The survey also revealed that respondents were seeking advice on tax regulations.
“Through the survey we undertook, we asked how we could best support the industry through the current crisis and the overwhelming response was the need for expert help and advice on finance,” said Meeting Needs chair, Jason Wilcock.
“We are incredibly grateful to Richard Collis and the team at Saffery Champness for providing this much-needed support. Based on the feedback from this inaugural event, the charity remains committed to undertaking further initiatives to help where we can.”
Via the registration page, participants will be able to ask questions and therefor set the agenda of the sessions, much like the political TV show, “Question Time”. The audience’s questions will be answered by Saffery’s Richard Collis.
As well as being a chartered accountant, Collis is also a chartered tax adviser, providing a range of compliance and planning services to companies and individuals. Therefore he is well placed to answer industry professionals’ tax queries and finance questions.
For more information on the event and to register free of charge, click here.
To submit a specific question for consideration, please email Margaret Mann, Meeting Needs secretariat.
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