Should I gift my property to my company?

We were having a debate in the office this week about what is the costliest mistake that anyone had come across…

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Is it OK to breach transactions in securities legislation?

Transactions in securities legislation (TISL) has been around for a long time and the legislation has gone through some changes, most…

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Trust Registration Service – are you in the know?

For any private clients who have established trusts, or for professional advisers who handle/administer trusts you need to be aware of…

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Budget 2020 – should you delay your house purchase?

The issue In the run up to the December election Boris Johnson was making much of his plans to reform UK…

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What exactly will Sajid Javid do with Entrepreneurs’ Relief?

The issue While many entrepreneurs are still in celebration mode after the resounding defeat of Jeremy Corbyn, there may still be…

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Avoid discovery assessments with proper disclosure

Discovery assessments Generally a tax payer should have certainty about their tax affairs and this means that HMRC should not be…

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Social media used in tax residency cases

The issue Since Johnny Hallyday, the famous French singer, died in 2017, there has been a battle over his £89 million…

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Supreme Court says capital gains tax payable on bond disposal

The issue In the case of Hancock v HMRC taxpayers sold their company in return for loan notes of £9.27 million,…

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New way for preference shares to jeopardise Entrepreneurs’ Relief

The issue A key requirement for shareholders to enjoy Entrepreneurs’ relief (ER) is that they have owned 5% of the ordinary…

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Top slicing relief – latest developments

Those of you who deal with insurance bond encashments will know the legislation is extremely complex.  If you read the provisions…

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