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Private client compass

14 January 2017

The UK tax system is as complex as ever before and the penalties for getting it wrong are at its most severe. Our range of ideas helps you navigate the tax landscape.

Tax planning for your property portfolio
Stuart McKinnon

Reviewing the tax changes which will occur between now and 2020 which could effect your residential property portfolio.

Audit: valuable or valueless?
Jonathan Ericson

12 January 2017

Following the introduction of a series of new audit regulations, we are once again asking: what is the value of audit and what is the role of an auditor?

Pension fraud: sleepwalking into a crisis
Ian Bell

13 January 2017

With the pension sector facing more challenges than ever before, our report looks to explore the growing threat of fraud and the impacts that this might have on schemes, members and third party administrators.

Eight big issues for retailers in 2017
Rupert Eastell

09 January 2017

After a year of mixed fortunes for the retail sector, we look ahead to the big issues that retail businesses will face in 2017.

Holiday pay – the story so far
Nicki Barnes

Since 2003 there have been significant changes in holiday pay. We look at those and the potential future changes and discuss how businesses can prepare for them.

Home office powers to close businesses
Nicki Barnes

With effect from 1 December 2016, the Home Office gained powers to close a business if it considers that the employer operating at a particular premise is employing a person who does not have permission to work in the UK. The closure notice can close the business for up to 48 hours or longer.

Offshore messenger - January 2017

06 January 2017

Offshore messenger continues to highlight the key areas to assist offshore trustees, company directors and related professionals whose clients have UK connections.

Long live the offshore trust

06 January 2017

Draft legislation published on 5 December finally provided much needed detail on the taxation of offshore trusts from 6 April 2017.

Update - inheritance tax on UK residential property

06 January 2017

On 19 August 2016 the government issued a new consultation. On 5 December 2016, its summary of the responses to the consultation was published, alongside the draft Finance Bill 2017, which provides more clarity on certain aspects of the proposals.