Historically, wealthy clients have used trusts to protect family money from taxation and extravagance. Following a series of recent high profile divorce cases, clients are becoming equally anxious to protect their assets from financial claims made by a husband or…
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- Analysis of HMRC and HM Treasury's Tax Administration and Maintenance Day - 30 November 2021
- Can an ancillary dwelling qualify for CGT Private Residence Relief? (Roger Crippin v HMRC)
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- The Trust Registration Service (TRS)
- Tax Day 2021 – Don’t Worry About Blinking, There Isn’t Much To Miss
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- Ending the blame game: new legislation introducing ‘no-fault divorce’
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- The deadline for filing and payment window of Stamp Duty Land Tax is changing on 1 March 2019
- EU Settlement Scheme - Who needs to apply and how?
- Tax and Private Client newsletter - January 2019
- An update on Owens v Owens - The difficulty in divorce
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- Budget 2018 - What does it mean for individuals?
- Unexplained Wealth Orders - A presumption of guilt?
- Tax Journal: The trust registration service one year on
- What first-time buyers need to know about conveyancing
- IR35 – The conundrum continues...
- High Court rejects trustees’ 'hopeless arguments' against disclosing information to trust beneficiaries
- GDPR - What happens after 25 May?
- Tax and Private Client newsletter – Spring 2018
- Landmark judgment in support of testamentary freedom - Ilott v Blue Cross & Others
- No right to bring Inheritance Act claim on behalf of deceased claimant
- The perils of an outdated will
- Principle of mutual wills trumps widow’s 13 wills
- 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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- Supreme Court unanimously allows the charities’ appeal in Ilott v The Blue Cross & Others
- Landlords discriminating against tenants under the ‘right to rent’ scheme
- Key points from the Spring Budget 2017
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- Budget Briefing 2011
- Making a Will - a matter of choice
- Lasting Powers of Attorney
- Spousal Bypass Trust
- Wills Questionnaire
On 17 June 2011, HM Treasury and HMRC published a consultation document with details of the government’s proposals to: Increase the annual remittance basis charge for non-doms who have been resident in the UK for at least 12 years; Allow non-doms to…
Consultation On 17 June 2011, HM Treasury and HMRC published a consultation document on a statutory definition of tax residence (statutory residence test) and reforms to the concept of ordinary residence. The consultation seeks responses from interested parties on the design and…
H.M. Revenue & Customs (HMRC) recently launched a new initiative to encourage those who have not been paying the correct amount of tax, or who have started working for themselves but have not told the tax authorities of all the…
The main budget highlights for 2011 are as follows: Personal Income Tax There are no personal tax increases. The top rate of tax is to remain at 50% for the time being. From 6 April 2011, it is proposed to increase the…
Making a Will a Matter of Choice If you die without having made a Will statutory rules, rather than you, will determine who inherits your estate. There is a general misconception that, in the absence of a Will, a surviving…
A Lasting Power of Attorney is a document which allows you to appoint a person or persons as your Attorney(s) to act on your behalf in the event that you lose mental capacity and you are unable to make your…
A Spousal Bypass Trust is a trust established during your lifetime to be the recipient of any death benefits payable under your pension policies in the event of your death before retirement. Whilst these payments are free of Inheritance Tax…