Plastic Packaging Tax Webinar

From 1 April 2022, Plastic Packaging Tax (PPT) will be introduced in the UK. The UK Government is introducing this new tax to encourage the use of recycled rather than new plastic within plastic packaging.

Is your business ready?

Watch this key overview of the information available at 26th January 2022 and what businesses need to do now to prepare.

Topics covered include:

  • What is covered under PPT
  • Who needs to register and account for PPT
  • Explaining ‘finished’ plastic packaging
  • When businesses need to register
  • Importing packaging into the UK


  • Alison Horner – Indirect Tax Partner
  • Mark Lumsdon-Taylor – Partner
  • Andrew Thurston – Customs Duty Consultant
  • Alistair Wilson – Tax Partner

Click here to download a copy of the slides from this webinar.

Motor Finance and EV Forum Webinar

The Automotive team at MHA MacIntyre Hudson are delighted to invite you to our next Motor Finance and EV Forum which will be our final digital webinar before we return to our in-person events.

As with our previous Covid and EV webinars everyone from the sector is welcome, including Dealers, OEM’s and Funders. We‘re delighted to be joined by experts from both the sector and our own MHA EV Alliance. 

Topics to be covered include:

  • Industry, including: OEM network strategy; current deals and market consolidation update; agency; digital; mobility; and the future of Automotive Retail.
  • Readiness for the next phase of the EV Journey, including: energy forecasting and optimising; ESG strategy and reporting; and enhancing the EV consumer journey.
  • Financial and taxation update for the sector. 

A full agenda with speaker details will be shared in due course and we look forward to welcoming you to the Forum. 


Directors’ Breakfast

How can SMEs bring sustainability to the board table? With Guest Speaker, Paul Irwin Rhodes – Head of Sustainability at Greggs

MHA Tait Walker’s Managing Partner, Andrew Moorby, will be joined by Paul to discuss how SMEs can plan for a sustainable business.

This seminar is designed to help decision makers in SME’s gain greater insights into sustainability and understand how sustainability can bring business benefits. It will cover easy to follow tips and strategies to improve sustainability.

This 1-hour seminar will cover:

  • What is Sustainability?
  • Risks and Opportunities related to sustainability (why it needs to be part of your strategy)
  • Identifying your material issues (what is important to you and your stakeholders)
  • Reporting progress – internally and externally
  • Integrating sustainability into your business (how does this work in Greggs)


  • 8.30am – Registration & Breakfast
  • 9.00am – Presentation Starts
  • 10.00am – Questions & Close

This event is for those at Director level and above.


Cutting through the green noise

Optimise the sustainability agenda for your business

It is essential for SMEs to formulate an agenda that focuses on the long-term sustainability of their business, however it can be difficult to cut through the ‘green noise’ and wealth of information out there, to truly understand what this means for your business.

The challenge with SME’s investing in sustainability practices is that they are more varied, have less resources, and can be harder to reach. And with many businesses still recovering from the effects of the Coronavirus pandemic and spending most of their time dealing with more immediate issues, the long-term benefits and ROI of committing to a sustainability agenda may not be immediately clear.

Hosted by Richard Spencer from ICAEW, ESG and Sustainability experts, Mark Lumsdon-Taylor and Rich Hall, discuss how to decipher which route and level of investment is right for your business.

They are joined by Chris Newenham (Joint Managing Director, Wilkin & Sons), who shares his experiences and learnings to help you implement an effective sustainability agenda for your business.

Key topics include:

  • The business case for sustainability
  • How to decipher which route is right for your business
  • How to benchmark and get started with goal setting and metrics
  • The practical aspects to consider when implementing a sustainability plan

Presentation Downloads

About the speakers

Mark Lumsdon-Taylor, Partner, MHA

Mark specialises in the areas of Rural and food; healthcare and digital; and IEE / ESG. He extensive experience in further, higher and commercial education. He is passionate about Dynamic ESG and transforming business. Mark has won numerous awards for his work including National Finance Director of the year 2007, the national Accounting for Sustainability award 2012 (ICEAW), National Business Finance Director 2014 (Finance Director), the Public Sector Award 2016 (The Institute for Fiscal Turnaround), and the Institute of Directors (IOD) Blue Ribbon award for Governance and Finance Excellence in 2018.

Rich Hall, Head of Sustainability and Stakeholder Assurance, MHA

Rich joined MHA MacIntyre Hudson in September 2020 to lead their Sustainability, Corporate Responsibility and Climate Change work. Rich brings over 15 years’ experience and passion of leading successful sustainability and risk engagements. He has led major sustainability engagements from idea generation and inception through to successful implementation across advisory, reporting and assurance and internal audit. In addition to his Sustainability expertise Rich has engagement leader experience and expertise across Third Party Assurance, Contract Assurance, and complex risk management across strategy, operations, and supply chain.

Chris Newenham, Joint Managing Director, Wilkin & Sons

Chris has been Joint Managing Director of Wilkin & Sons Ltd since 2016, prior to which he was Farms Director. He is a Nuffield Scholar and has a particular interest in sustainable horticulture, water conservation, the application of technology and employee-owned businesses. He currently chairs the Awards Council of the Worshipful Company of Fruiterers and is an Honorary Fellow of Writtle University College.