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Could this year’s Autumn Statement contain good news for private clients?

15 November 2016

We expect to see a number of announcements that will impact private individuals. We hope for some good news on a delay to complex changes for non-doms due to be rushed in in April 2017 and are optimistic about the likely simplification for many small businesses and landlords.

RSM appoints new private client partner in Guildford
Gary Heynes

15 November 2016

RSM has appointed private client specialist Alex Foster as a tax partner based in its Guildford office.

RSM appoints two new tax partners in London
Gary Heynes

08 November 2016

Audit, tax and consulting firm RSM has appointed two new private client partners in its London office.

Offshore messenger - October 2016

18 October 2016

Our quarterly offshore messenger update where we highlight the latest news and updates which affect your clients with UK connections.

IHT on UK residential property

18 October 2016

New proposals will mean more UK property will fall within the UK inheritance tax (IHT) net from 6 April 2017.

Tax relief for UK investments

18 October 2016

Are non-UK domiciled clients and offshore trustees making the most of the reliefs to bring their untaxed offshore income and gains into the UK? Business investment relief allows foreign monies to be remitted and invested in many UK activities, including property rental without a charge to tax.

Lifetime ISA is welcome, but could go further

21 September 2016

There was some uncertainty whether the Lifetime ISA, announced by the former Chancellor, George Osborne, would go ahead as planned. However, HMRC has now updated its technical note and confirmed that the new account will be available from April 2017. Savers looking for a tax efficient arrangement will therefore have an option of pension schemes, which are now more flexible than ever before, regular ISAs and Lifetime ISAs and will need to carefully weigh up the benefits of each.

Significant changes for non-UK domiciled clients from 6 April 2017

16 September 2016

The government has now issued updated guidance on the changes for non-UK domiciled individuals, offshore trustees and the ownership of property through corporate structures.

Yet another stealth tax?

06 September 2016

Buy-to-let landlords could risk paying income tax on gains when disposing of property.

ISA numbers down but deposits rise
Gary Heynes

26 August 2016

Commenting on the latest ISA statistics released by HMRC today, Gary Heynes, RSM’s head of private client said:
‘The latest figures show that while there was an overall reduction in the numbers of people subscribing to ISAs in 2015-16, those with available funds took advantage of the increase in the annual limit to plough £80bn into their ISA accounts, £1bn more than in the previous year.

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