23 April 2020
When an individual dies without leaving a valid will, they are said to have died intestate. Discover the ramifications of this.
14 April 2020
Under the laws of England and Wales, broadly speaking we all have the freedom to dispose of our personal assets (including interests in family businesses) as we wish. But that freedom relies on us leaving a valid will that sets out what should happen to our assets when we die.
19 December 2019
Mortality, no one really likes to think about it. Some people’s view is “what do I care? I’ll be long gone”. Others prefer to leave their affairs in as orderly a state as possible. Whichever camp you are in, legal steps need to be taken. Find out what the most tax efficient steps and actions available to you are.
14 November 2019
Some individuals of Indian origin may find they can benefit from the 1956 double tax treaty between the UK and India (the Treaty); a treaty which after more than six decades still remains in place.
17 September 2019
Last week, the Daily Telegraph reported on a leaked shadow Treasury document which revealed Labour proposals to impose VAT on independent school fees and remove their discounted business rates. So what impact would this have on independent schools and their fee-paying parents?
10 September 2019
As trustees and agents alike get to grips with the HMRC trust registration service (TRS), a change to EU law extends the net and the risk of trustees failing to meet registration obligations.
20 July 2019
The Conservative Party leadership contest has now whittled down the contenders to the last two. But what are their tax proposals for the near future?
22 May 2019
HMRC has recently published a study examining the behaviour of ‘gifters’ - those who have, in the past two years, made a single gift of £1,000 or more, or multiple gifts of greater than £250 totalling more than £3,000. It is hoped that the findings will help simplify the inheritance tax legislation so that it is fit for the 21st century.
13 May 2019
Significant and wide-ranging changes are being introduced in relation to the taxation of UK property, some of which already apply for transactions taking place from 6 April 2019, others taking effect from 6 April 2020.