Sophie heads the private client legal services offering at RSM. She deals with a wide range of legal issues relating to private clients with a particular focus on advising high net worth individuals, non-domiciled individuals and offshore trustees.
23 May 2017
The Conservative proposal regarding how to fund social care costs in the future – dubbed the ‘dementia’ tax – raises many questions, but what about future tax planning? Will this be easy to navigate? Will it bring future complexity? Or will it be too difficult to implement
19 April 2017
Tax changes introduced on 6 April 2017 have led some landlords to consider whether property should be held in a company rather than personally. Full interest relief should be available to most buy-to-let properties held in a company, so on the face of it, it seems a better tax position – but is it?
22 March 2017
If you add up all the many tax-free allowances for different types of profits, and organised your finances to use them all, you could enjoy as much as £38,300 of income and gains without paying any tax at all. Now that’s a valuable prompt ahead of the start of the new 2017/18 tax year.
17 March 2017
Inheritance tax planning is about ensuring that reliefs and allowances, which in some cases can fully exempt an estate from tax, are being fully utilised. The rules for these reliefs can often be complex and while many might think they should apply, they might not – and this might only be discovered when it is too late.
09 March 2017
The £5,000 tax-free dividend allowance was introduced in the first Budget of the new Conservative government in summer 2015. This, we were told, would create a ‘simpler system’ which would mean only those with significant dividend income would pay more tax. Now, less than two years later, it seems that we will have a more complex system and those with modest income from shares will see a rise in the amount of tax they owe. Two years is clearly a long time in politics.
08 March 2017
Recent budgets have increased the tax burden on those with very significant wealth, such as owners of prime property and non-UK domiciled individuals. However the 2017 Spring Budget has focused on a wider group, perhaps best described as the affluent.
Hear from Ray Black, Partner & Chief Executive of Barlow Robbins LLP, on the benefits his firm has realised from investing in its management information systems and the advice he would give to firms embarking on similar projects.