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All change for CGT?

18 September 2020

In July, the Chancellor wrote to the Office of Tax Simplification (OTS) asking it to, ‘to undertake a review of capital gains tax (CGT) and aspects of the taxation of chargeable gains in relation to individuals and smaller businesses.’ In response, the OTS has been gathering evidence, asking for detailed comments to be submitted by 12 October 2020.

Personal Taxes – take action now while rates are low!

18 September 2020

With the UK’s level of borrowing this year expected to be almost seven times more than last year, at around £350bn, a cut in Government spending (eventually) and tax rises (sooner) seems inevitable.

Can a Will be witnessed via Zoom?
Sophie St John

13 August 2020

As a result of the coronavirus pandemic, an increasing number of people are making Wills. Read more to find out how, from September 2020, UK law will be changing to enable your Will to be witnessed online.

Personal taxes – take action now while rates are low

13 August 2020

The likelihood of tax increases later this year should prompt a race to review your affairs and take appropriate action to ensure you are not caught out.

Bridging the gap

13 August 2020

As the UK’s estimate for underpaid and evaded tax by wealthy individuals has risen for the second year in a row according to HMRC, we share our views on the total tax gap shortfall.

IR35 - The impact to individuals providing services via Personal Service Companies
Stuart McKinnon

The Government has confirmed that it will reform the off-payroll working rules (commonly known as IR35) from 6 April 2021. This change impacts an estimated 170,000 individuals who supply their services through an intermediary, such as a personal service company (PSC), and who would be deemed employed if engaged directly.

How tax returns can reduce your bills

18 July 2020

Preparing a tax return is an unfortunate fact of life that many of us put off for as long as possible. This year, however, filing a self-assessment return early could generate some important cashflow advantages.

Anti-Bartlett clauses, where are we now?

17 July 2020

Unlike most aspects of trusts, anti-Bartlett clauses are a relatively recent development. They were developed following the 1980 English law case of Bartlett v Barclays Bank Trust Co Ltd. Broadly speaking, the case determined that where a trust holds a controlling block of shares in a company the trustees have certain duties, including to take action when the company’s affairs are not being conducted properly.

Offshore messenger - July 2020

17 July 2020

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

Tax issues and Trust matters in the current climate webinar

14 July 2020

Our panel of experts will cover corporation tax issues for non-resident landlords, legal issues which are starting to emerge following the pandemic and forthcoming UK regulatory changes.

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