News / Bulletins from the Executive Director of CATA, Duncan Onduru

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

Friday
Nov062015

International Tax Debate: Commonwealth Finance Ministers urge greater participation

(Photo courtesy of The Commonwealth website) 

The Commonwealth Ministers of Finance meeting ended in the Peruvian capital of Lima with a renewed call for stronger Commonwealth presence in the contemporary international tax discourses. Coming on the heels of the UN meeting

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Friday
Sep112015

Residential phases of the CTAC and ALP end

 

The residential phase of the 2015 Commonwealth Tax Auditors Course and the Achieving Leadership Potential Course formally closed on 3 September with a reception in Marlborough House, London, addressed by the Second Permanent Secretary of HMRC, Mr Edward Troup.  Both courses will continue for a further period via internet training overseen by the Course Directors.

Address by Mr Troup         Address by Mr Onduru

Friday
Sep042015

Register now for this year's Conference in Malacca, Malaysia (15 - 20 November). N.b. the closing date is 30 September.

The online registration system for the Conference may now be accessed directly from the dedicated Conference web site.  To register, click on the following link to navigate to the Conference web site and then click on the button "Registration" in the sidebar of that site: conference web site.

A hyperlink to the online registration form may also be obtained on request from CATA Country Correspondents and Representatives.  

To book accommodation for the Conference, click on the next link to download: hotel booking form

Please note that the closing date for both registrations and hotel bookings is 30 September.  If you wish to attend it is therefore imperative that you make your registration and booking as quickly as possible. 

The Members Area of this (CATA) web site contains all documentation currently available for the Conference (including the first batch of the Country Background Papers) and will be updated regularly as further material is received.

 

Monday
Aug032015

Executive Director participates in Round Table 2015 discussion on “Renewing the Commonwealth”

In the run up to the 2015 Commonwealth Heads of Government and States (CHOGM), the Institute of Commonwealth Studies at the University of London organized round table discussions on some of the reform agenda for the “Commonwealth of the future”. The discussions follow serious indictment of The Commonwealth as “a sick and dysfunctional organization” by the Chair of CHOGM President Joseph Muscat of Malta (the host of the 2015 Summit) in a lecture delivered at the London School of Economics in July 2014.

The Round Table discussion focussed on the reform agenda

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Monday
Aug032015

ALP/CTAC Delegates commence UK residential phase

Participants in the 2015 CATA UK programs reported for their residential session in Lincoln Inn on 27th July. The programs which are co-hosted by CATA and HMRC will run for the next six weeks during which participants will be expected to finalise and present their research projects.

At a welcoming dinner hosted for the delegates at Lawress Hall, the Deputy Director of HMRC Sue Walton urged participants

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Monday
Aug032015

Commonwealth celebrates Golden Jubilee

On 10th July, members of the Commonwealth associated organizations joined staff members of the Commonwealth Secretariat at Marlborough House London to mark the 50th Anniversary of The Commonwealth. The ceremony, hosted by the Secretary General Mr Kamlesh Sharma also provided an opportunity to take stock of the transformation, achievements and challenges of the organization since its formation on 25th June, 1965.

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