Articles by Michael Dawson

Michael has over 25 years’ experience as a tax adviser. He has a high profile in the North West as a negotiator and troubleshooter dealing in diverse and complex tax affairs. Prior to setting up Forbes Dawson, Michael was a senior partner within BDO LLP.

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Flat rate tax relief for pensions?

The rules on pensions seem to be forever changing but one thing the government say they want to do is reduce…

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UK bearer shares to be abolished

Why the abolition of UK bearer shares could have important tax consequences: Background Facts Since 26 May 2015 UK companies have…

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Inheritance Tax on Pension Schemes – Ask an Expert

This article originally featured in Tax Journal magazine on 20 June 2013 Ask an expert – Inheritance tax on Pension Schemes…

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Forbes Dawson celebrates its one year anniversary

Today marks the first anniversary of our business.  It seems like only yesterday that me and our original team of five…

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2012 Autumn Statement

The Chancellor of the Exchequer delivered his Autumn Statement to Parliament on 5 December 2012, alongside the publication of the Office…

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“Tax Planning for the Entrepreneurial Client” – Seminar 3 December 2012

UPDATE: Slides now available here. We are pleased to announce our inaugural seminar, “Tax planning for the Entrepreneurial Client – Innovative…

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Forbes Dawson Launch Party – 27 November 2012

Our official launch party is to be held at the Yang Sing, Manchester on Tuesday 27 November 2012.  This is our…

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Budget 2012 – Our ‘Top Ten’

The 2012 Budget may well be the most important since Nigel Lawson’s epic reform budget of 1986.  Although at face value…

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