‘Winter sports’ doesn’t just have to mean skiing!

With winter in full swing, you might be thinking about how to make the most of the cold weather by donning your skis or your snowboard and heading for a winter sports break on the slopes. But instead of just going for the more obvious options, why not try something a bit different in the…

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Changes to the Trusts register that you need to be aware

In order to comply with EU regulations and to come in line with the financial sector’s current agenda for transparency, an online trusts register was introduced by HMRC in June following the general election result. This non-public register will record all trusts both within and outside the UK – including occupational pension trusts, employee ownership…

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The Paradise Papers; tax evasion, tax avoidance and tax planning

The release of the Paradise Papers last month offers an opportunity to think about how the issues raised relate to your everyday tax planning. With ‘tax avoidance’, ‘tax evasion’ and ‘tax planning’ often used somewhat interchangeably as negative terms by the tabloid press, it’s worth refreshing your knowledge of what each of these terms actually…

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Power of Attorney; the case for and against

Setting up a trusted family member or friend with a Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) ensures that someone else is able to make important decisions for you when you’re no longer in a position to be able to make them for yourself. But this in itself is always going to be a key decision in…

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What will be in the Autumn Budget?

Following the final Spring Budget delivered in March this year, the Chancellor Philip Hammond is set to deliver his second budget of the year – and the first to be delivered in the new Autumn budget slot – on 22nd November. Mr. Hammond’s speech will follow his underwhelming performance at the Conservative Party Conference at…

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