Economic and Tax update Seminar

The world is moving fast which can make planning for the future difficult. Join us to listen to expert speakers from Handelsbanken and Carpenter Box, who will provide you with an overview of the economy and the outlook ahead, as well as a tax planning update.

There will also be an opportunity to ask the speakers questions.


Date: Wednesday 10th May 2023
Time: 8am-9.45am
Venue: Chichester Yacht Club, Chichester Marina, Birdham, PO20 7EJ

Breakfast refreshments will be available at this event.


James Sproule, UK Chief Economist, Handelsbanken

James Sproule was appointed as Chief Economist of Handelsbanken in May 2020. For much of 2019 he was a Senior Business Adviser to Prime Minister Boris Johnson prior to which he worked with the think tanks UnHerd and the Legatum Institute; between 2014-2017 he was the Chief Economist and Director of Policy at the Institute of Directors.

Before the IoD he was head of UK Research with Accenture. He started his financial career as a merchant bank economist working with Bankers Trust, Deutsche Bank and Dresdner Kleinwort, and eventually helped to found the boutique bank Augusta and Company.

David Crowter – Tax Partner, Carpenter Box

David is a Partner and has spent nearly 20 years advising privately owned companies and their stakeholders. David delights in cutting through complexity and has built a reputation for delivering pragmatic tax advice.

He has strong experience in advising clients on corporate finance related transactions, staff reward including equity reward arrangements, tax relief for capital expenditure, tax relief for research and development, tax planning for property investors, property transactions, a wide variety of EIS and SEIS related matters, IHT planning and tax tribunal hearings.