February 18, 2020 Charlotte Street Hotel, W1T 1RJ

PPA Breakfast Briefing with Deloitte.

With a recent tribunal (UTT) decision finding that digital editions of News UK’s The Times and The Sun should qualify for the zero-rate of VAT applied to print newspapers, this briefing will discuss the implications of the UTT decision and practical implications for publishing businesses.


  • High level summary of the News Upper Tribunal decision and the key principles from it
  • An overview of the implications and possibilities that could emerge in light of the decision, including analysis on the application of the decision to other digital publications and mixed/bundled supplies
  • An overview of considerations required to prepare a protective claim and other practical considerations related to filing a protective claim
  • Retrospective claims: what could be recovered retrospectively and the time frames involved
  • Prospective claims: from what date can taxpayers apply the zero rate to relevant supplies and how should this be handled
  • The appeal process (should HMRC lodge an appeal): an overview of the process and timelines



Charlotte Street Hotel
15-17 Charlotte St
London W1T 1RJ


Tuesday February 18, 2020

09.00 - 11.00


Tickets are FREE, strictly for PPA Members. Click below to reserve your place. Tickets are limited, so be sure to get your space while you can.



Lead Indirect Tax TMT Partner

Abi is a Partner in the Indirect Taxes team based in London, with 20 years’ experience. Abi leads the UK and EMEA TMT team for Indirect Tax.

Abi’s focus is primarily in advising multi-national organisations on the Indirect Tax issues around supply chain (including optimisation), new product launches and entering new geographical territories. Abi’s industry focus is for businesses within the technology, media and telecommunication and travel sectors. She is also a member of the Chartered Institute of Tax.


Head of Indirect Tax Litigation,
Advisory & Settlement Team Partner 

Glen specialises in handling and advising on all types of disputes with the UK tax authority. Glen is a qualified solicitor and CEDR accredited mediator. He has a large litigation portfolio and advises on all aspects of the tax litigation process. He has experience of cases at the First-tier Tribunal, Upper Tribunal, Court of Appeal, Supreme Court and the CJEU.

He has mediated numerous high value and complex tax disputes and HRCP processes between HMRC and large multinational corporates. Glen has also been the lead mediator for a number of high profile multi party and group tax mediation processes.

Glen is a member of the UK Tax Authority’s Dispute Resolution Sub Group Committee and has also spent a period of time seconded to the UK Tax Authority to assist in developing Alternative Dispute Resolution processes for resolving tax disputes


Deloitte's Indirect Tax group provides advice on VAT, customs and excise duties, landfill tax and other environmental taxes.

We have over 200 UK specialists dedicated to providing the best advice to our clients. We focus completely on providing commercial solutions which improve compliance and ensure tax benefits are optimised. Our clients come from all types of industry sectors and range from non-profit making bodies to major multinationals to smaller owner-managed businesses.