On 29 October 2018 the Chancellor of the Exchequer presented the Budget 2018. We have compiled the highlights and key points that individuals should note. Budget highlights for private clients The personal allowance will be raised to £12,500 from April 2019, one…
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- Tax and Private Client newsletter - January 2019
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- Tax and Private Client newsletter – Spring 2018
- Landmark judgment in support of testamentary freedom - Ilott v Blue Cross & Others
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- The perils of an outdated will
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- Tax Journal - Tax liability on the gift of (ungiven) objects
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- Tax and Private Client newsletter - Summer 2017
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- Finance Bill 2017 - Dropped by Select Committee
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