Key dates for the year ahead 2007

29 December 2006
Key dates for the year ahead 2007

Monday 1 New Year's Day Holiday in UK and Republic of Ireland
Monday 15 and Tuesday 16Hotel General Managers Conference, Dorchester Hotel, London
Monday 16 Deadline for entries to the Roux Scholarship
Wednesday 17 to Saturday 20National Winter Ales Festival, Manchester
Hospitality: Exhibition of food, drink, catering equipment, including Hostec, technology show, NEC, Birmingham
Wednesday 31 Final date for the submission of personal and partnership tax returns. Balancing payment for 2005/06 tax liability and first payment on account of 2006/07 due.

Friday 2
Deadline for entries to the Acorn Awards
Wednesday 14 St Valentine's Day
Tuesday 20 Shrove Tuesday
Tuesday 20 to Thursday 22International Confex, Earls Court, London. Major exhibition bringing together event organisers with providers of venues, destinations, and event support services.
Monday 26 to Wednesday 28Scot Hot Scotland Hospitality Exhibition, SECC, Glasgow

Thursday 1
St David's Day
Tuesday 6 and Wednesday 7Hotel and Catering Show, Bournemouth International Centre. Chefs are invited to compete in the Wessex Salon Culinaire, in association with the Craft Guild of Chefs.
Tuesday 13Cricket World Cup starts
Tuesday 13 to Friday 16 Racing: Cheltenham Festival
Saturday 17 St Patrick's Day
Sunday 18 Mother's Day
Monday 19 Holiday in Northern Ireland and Republic of Ireland
Wednesday 21 Spring begins
Sunday 25 British and EU summer time begins

Sunday 1 New paternity and maternity rights: apply to the parents of children born or adopted after this date. Fathers will be permitted to take up to 26 weeks extra paternity leave by 'borrowing' the mother's unused 12-month entitlement.
Monday 2 Smoking ban comes into force in Wales
Thursday 5 Tax year ends. Final date for tax mitigation action.
Friday 6 Good Friday Holiday in UK
Friday 6 Flexible working extension: the right to request flexible working is extended to those caring for adults. A request can be for a change in the hours, time or location of work. The right is to make a written request, not to have flexible working.
Monday 9 Easter Monday Holiday in UK
Saturday 14Grand National at Aintree
Monday 23 St George's Day
Monday 30 Smoking ban comes into force in Northern Ireland

Monday 7 Bank Holiday in UK and Republic of Ireland
Monday 14 Caterer and Hotelkeeper Chef Conference Jumeirah Carlton Tower, London.
Wednesday 16 UEFA Cup Final, Hampden Park, Glasgow.
Saturday 19 Final date for submission of P35 wages and PAYE return and any outstanding PAYE remittance.
Saturday 19 FA Cup Final at Cardiff's Millennium stadium.
Tuesday 22 to Saturday 26Chelsea Flower Show
Monday 28 Bank Holiday in UK
Thursday 31 Celtic Manor Wales Open golf tournament starts (until 3 June)

Friday 1
Epsom Derby
Monday 4 Holiday in Republic of Ireland
Thursday 14 to Sunday 17Taste of London, Regent's Park
Sunday 17 Father's Day
Tuesday 19 to Saturday 23Royal Ascot
Thursday 21 British summertime begins
Monday 25Wimbledon begins and continues until 8 July

Sunday 1 Smoking ban comes into force in England
Tuesday 3The Cateys, the industry's most prestigious award night takes place at the Grosvenor House Hotel, London
Friday 6 Final date for submission of forms P11D - benefits in kind.
Thursday 12 Holiday in Northern Ireland
Thursday 19 Final date for settlement of Class 1A National Insurance contributions on benefits in kind
Saturday 21 to Sunday 29Whitstable Oyster Fair
Tuesday 31 Second payment on account of 2006/07 tax liability due.

Tuesday 7 to Saturday 11Great British Beer Festival, Earl's Court
Monday 27 Bank Holiday in UK

Saturday 1 to Sunday 2Organic Food Festival, Bristol
Friday 7 to Sunday 9Ludlow Marches Food & Drink Festival
Friday 7Rugby World Cup begins, hosted by France with some matches in Cardiff and Edinburgh
Sunday 23 Autumn begins
Friday 28 to Sunday 14October Highland Feast
Saturday 29 to Sunday 30Great British Cheese Festival, Cheltenham
Sunday 30 Final date for submission of tax return for HMRC to calculate on taxpayer's behalf.

Friday 5 to Monday 15Manchester Food and Drink Festival
Friday 12Hospitality Action Ball, Grosvenor House Hotel, London
Sunday 28 British and EU Summertime ends
Monday 29 Holiday in Republic of Ireland
Wednesday 31 Hallowe'en

Friday 2 to Sunday 4Good Food Show Scotland
Monday 5 Guy Fawke's Night
Sunday 11 Remembrance Sunday
Friday 16 to Sunday 18BBC Food Show London
Friday 23 Caterer Group Excellence in Food & Drink Awards, The Dorchester, London
Friday 30 St Andrew's Day

Saturday 15Christmas Farmer's Market, Eddisbury Farm, Kelsall, Cheshire
Saturday 22 British wintertime begins
Tuesday 25 Christmas Day
Wednesday 26 Boxing Day
Monday 31 New Year's Eve

Thanks to accountants MacIntyre Hudson for their help in preparing this calendar.

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