RIBA CPD: Architects’ Guide to Tax

Wed 30 May 2018
14:00 – 16:30 BST

AluK Design Studio,
5-11 Worship Street
London EC2A 2BH

Would you like to demystify your tax affairs in a seminar specifically designed for your profession? Explore the key considerations for architects, the misconceptions and various aspects of tax for individuals and businesses. Learn how you can increase efficiency and gain an understanding of opportunities, rewards and compliance.

This seminar will cover:

  • Introduction: Key tax considerations for Architects
  • Operating structures: Companies, partnerships and hybrids
  • The tax compliance cycle: A run through the key dates
  • Profit extraction: A review of the options for principles and employees
  • Exit mechanism: A typical sale and the use of employee ownership trust
  • Research & Development: Opportunities for architects
  • International: Key tax considerations when working overseas
  • Q&A workshop


Neil Williams, BDONeil is a Partner within the London Professional Services team, with over 18 years of tax experience gained equally between a big four firm and BDO. Specialising in people businesses for the last 11 years, Neil has advised a wide range of firms across the financial services, property, legal and consultancy sectors. Neil will take ultimate responsibility for the quality of the BDO tax services and will work closely with you on the implementation of any advisory services.

Seminar fees
RIBA/CIAT members £65 + VAT
Non-RIBA members £92 + VAT


Conservation Materials Day

Thu 24 May 2018
10:00 – 16:00 BST
Stour Space
7 Roach Road
Hackney Wick
London E3 2PA

The repair and restoration of historic buildings can be challenging and complex. RIBA Conservation Materials Day aims to broaden your knowledge of traditional conservation materials.


David Watkins, DHW Architects
David is an architect with post-graduate qualifications in building conservation and has specialised in the repair and sensitive adaptation of historic buildings for over twenty five years. He created and led the conservation team at Brock Carmichael Architects until recently forming his own specialist practice. He has always maintained an active involvement and hands-on approach to projects and has a wealth of experience which includes registered gardens, scheduled monuments, world heritage sites and designated buildings. He has worked extensively with the National Trust, public and private sector clients and lectures at a number of universities in UK and RIBA NW home and abroad.

Core Curriculum topics:
1. Building conservation and heritage
2. Architecture for social purpose