Articles by Andrew Marr

Andrew’s expertise lies in bespoke tax planning for owner managed businesses and non-domiciled individuals and he has a successful record of dealing with a number of complex tax enquiries and HMRC negotiations. He also has extensive experience of offshore tax structures which he advises on and implements. He trained in tax with Deloitte in London before moving to the North West and spending nearly seven years at BDO LLP in Manchester before becoming one of the founder partners of Forbes Dawson in early 2012.

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Transfer pricing rules are no longer automatic for tax havens

The issue Generally transfer pricing rules only apply to UK companies which are in small or medium groups by reference to…

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Surrendering a final salary pension scheme could make sense

The Issue There is an ability for final salary pension scheme beneficiaries to convert their pensions into other types of scheme….

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Budget sting in the tail for research and development

The issue Apparently, HMRC identified £300m in frauds by ‘artificial corporate structures’ relating to research and development tax credit claims. Broadly,…

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Entrepreneurs’ relief withdrawn for alphabet shares?

The issue Before 29 October 2018 (budget day) it was fairly common knowledge that various conditions needed to be met for…

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Forsyth’s family gets a ‘Brucie bonus’

The issue It has widely been reported that Sir Bruce Forsyth’s will left all his estate to his wife to avoid…

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Guard against VAT on private school fees

The issue It is now being widely rumoured that VAT will be applied to public school fees, which is currently generally…

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SME R&D relief and private equity firms

The issue As mentioned in numerous previous tax bites, research and development (R&D) relief continues to be massively generous, particularly for…

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Banking Entrepreneurs’ Relief on a dilution

The issue In Spring 2018, the Government published a consultation setting out its proposal for allowing shareholders to retain the benefit…

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Stamp duty land tax (SDLT) 3% transitional rules could be your friend

Background The 3% SDLT surcharge broadly bites when a purchaser owns more than one residential property at the end of the…

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Does home working affect Principal Private Residence Relief (PPR)?

Background There seems to be something of a ‘tax myth’ about the capital gains tax position if a home worker sells…

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