John Squires (Revenue and Benefits Laiason Manager of Sheffield City Council) gave a presentation on Welfare Reform and the new universal Credits. His presentation is provided here.
Octopus Investments gave a presentation on EIS (Entrerprise Investment Schemes) These scemes offers good tax planning planning opportunities to property investors by providing the following:
30% income tax relief (on investments up to £1 million per tax year)
Capital Gains Tax deferral
100% inheritance tax relief (provided funds remain invested at the time of death)
Up to 50% loss relief on any holding that falls in value
More can be found at http://www.octopusinvestments.com/products/eis.html