Draft Finance Bill 2018-19 Shortening Tax Deadlines for Payments of CGT and SDLT - August 10, 2018
The UK Government published the draft Finance Bill 2018-19 on 6th July 2018 proposing new…

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UK Property: Draft Bill Forcing Disclosure of Beneficial Owners Is Now Published - July 27, 2018
The UK government published draft legislation on 23rd July 2018 to establish a public register…

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The Deadline looms under the Requirement to Correct – less than 80 days to go! - July 20, 2018
Urgent Notice for Trustees and Corporate Service Providers HMRC updated its guidance on 11 July…

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Offshore Non-Compliance: The Requirement to Correct – Where are we now and how we can help - May 15, 2018
Under the Finance (No.2) Act 2017 taxpayers are required to correct undeclared past UK tax…

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Issues for those born in the UK with a UK Domicile of Origin who become Resident in the UK – Formerly Domiciled Residents - May 14, 2018
The UK tax regime for individuals who were born in the UK with a UK…

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Immigration to the UK: Tier 1 (Investor) Visa - April 27, 2018
The treatment of visa applications in the UK has been revised and the UK has…

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Immigration to the UK: Tier 1 (Entrepreneur) Visa - April 27, 2018
The immigration process within the UK is divided into various different Tiers and the Entrepreneur…

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Immigrating to the UK – What are your options? - April 20, 2018
The United Kingdom’s points-based 5 tier visa system is the main UK immigration route for…

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Mossack Fonseca to close, but help is at hand - March 15, 2018
When the Panama Papers hit the news, Mossack Fonseca, the law firm at the centre…

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Deemed UK Domicile Changes – Action Required Now! - February 27, 2018
The changes to the Rules affecting non-UK Domiciliaries mean that non-domicile status is no longer…

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Issues for Offshore Trusts – Action Required Now! - February 27, 2018
Following the uncertainty which prevailed about the changes to the taxation of non-UK domiciled individuals,…

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Registration of Trusts - January 2, 2018
Following new EU Money Laundering regulations, and as part of increasing global demands for transparency,…

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Budget 2017 Update - November 29, 2017
In this Briefing Note, we provide a summary of some of the main measures announced…

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Non-Resident Capital Gains tax: NRCGT News - November 3, 2017
The First-tier Tribunal had ruled in the case in Patsy-Anne Saunders v HMRC [2017] UKFTT…

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Bermuda Trust News - October 26, 2017
The Supreme Court of Bermuda decided earlier this month in Meritus Trust Co. Ltd. –v– Butterfield Trust (Bermuda) Ltd [2017] SC (Bda)…

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New Register of Beneficial Ownership for Overseas Entities Owning UK Land - October 10, 2017
In light of concerns about the potential for illegal activity to take place through overseas…

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International swim fundraiser for research into Motor Neurone Disease - September 15, 2017
On Friday 22 September our very own Associate Solicitor, Robert Drysdale, will be joining hundreds of…

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Technical Briefing Note for Non-UK Trustees - July 24, 2017
Technical Briefing Note for non-UK trustees following the Money Laundering, Terrorist Financing and Transfer of…

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Confirmation of Non-Domiciliary Reforms At Last! - July 17, 2017
The Government has announced that the next Finance Bill, including the new deemed domicile rules…

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Swearing of Documents - June 1, 2017
Numerous legal documents, such as Affidavits, Statutory Declarations and Insolvency Forms, must be sworn on…

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Challoner House, Clerkenwell Close: A Brief History - May 12, 2017
Those of you who frequent Clerkenwell Close, probably pass Challoner House every day.  It’s the…

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Issues for those born in the UK with a UK Domicile Of Origin – Action Required Now! - February 27, 2017
The UK tax regime for individuals who were born in the UK with a UK…

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Issues For Offshore Structures and UK Residential Property – Action Required Now! - February 23, 2017
The UK tax regime for UK Residential Property held in any sort of offshore vehicle…

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Issues For Offshore Trusts – Action Required Now! - February 23, 2017
The UK tax regime for Offshore Trusts is changing with new rules to be implemented…

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Autumn Statement 2016 – Update - November 24, 2016
HM Treasury has confirmed the reforms to the taxation of non-domiciled individuals and residential properties…

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Changes to the Taxation of Non-UK Trusts - November 23, 2016
In the July 2015 Budget, the Government announced various changes to the taxation of UK…

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Non-UK Domiciliaries – Returning Ex Pats “A new Deemed Domicile for Formerly Domiciled UK Residents” - November 3, 2016
In the July 2015 Budget, the Government announced various changes to the taxation of UK…

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Reform of the Taxation of Non-UK Domiciliaries - October 31, 2016
Announcements made at the Summer Budget on 8th July 2015 suggested an end to the…

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The STEP Asia 2016 Conference 1-2 November - October 27, 2016
James John and Chris Cooke of Rooks Rider Solicitors will once again be attending the STEP…

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Rooks Rider Solicitors expands Wealth Planning team with new appointment - October 26, 2016
We are delighted to announce that we have expanded our Wealth Planning team with the appointment of Krithika…

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IHT: UK Residential Property held through Non-Resident Trust Structures - October 25, 2016
Currently where UK residential property is held by non-UK domiciled individuals or certain related trusts…

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Reforms to the taxation non-domiciles: further consultation - October 21, 2016
HM Treasury’s open consultation on reforms to the taxation of non-domiciles was issued on 19…

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New Worldwide Disclosure Facility to be launched on Monday 5 September - September 3, 2016
A new Worldwide Disclosure Facility (WDF) is to be launched on Monday 5 September 2016…

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Inheritance Tax on UK Residential Property and the changes to the taxation of the non-UK domiciled individuals - August 23, 2016
Further detail available earlier than expected: The government published a further consultation document on Friday…

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Changes to the taxation of non-uk domiciled individuals and others - July 29, 2016
Further detail on the changes to the taxation of non-UK domiciled individuals (and non-UK resident…

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Rooks Rider Solicitors’ Partners Invited onto College of University of Delhi Advisory Board - July 7, 2016
At Rooks Rider Solicitors we have, over the years, established close working relationships with individuals…

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Brexit – The Future - June 24, 2016
Now we know of the result of the Referendum, some things in an uncertain world…

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Budget 2016 – UK Real Estate Aspects - April 18, 2016
The Budget was announced on 16 March 2016. Some of the key changes affecting UK…

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Budget 2016 and Finance Bill Update – Offshore Aspects - April 15, 2016
A number of announcements were made in the Budget on 16 March 2016 and the…

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Consultation on Higher Rates of SDLT on purchases of additional residential properties – An Update - March 17, 2016
On 1 February 2016, Rooks Rider Solicitors’ submitted our response to a recent consultation document…

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Persons with Significant Control - March 16, 2016
UK Companies will be required to maintain a PSC Register (“Register”) from April 2016 and…

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Buy-to-Let Tax Challenge – Legal Challenge to Government’s Section 24 Finance (No.2) Act 2015 - March 15, 2016
A crowd-funded legal challenge being brought by two private landlords with the financial backing of…

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Residence Nil Rate Band - March 15, 2016
The Government has introduced a transferable main residence allowance in addition to the existing nil-rate…

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Annual Tax On Enveloped Dwellings – Returns Deadline Approaches - February 18, 2016
Annual Tax on Enveloped Dwellings returns for the year 1 April 2016 to 31 March…

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Second Home SDLT Surcharge – An Update - February 1, 2016
The Autumn Statement 2015 included a commitment to charge higher rates of Stamp Duty Land…

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Consultation on Higher Rates of SDLT on purchases of additional residential properties - February 1, 2016
Rooks Rider Solicitors’ response to a recent consultation document issued by HM Customs & Excise on Higher…

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Overseas Territories hit back at UK’s demand for central registers - December 8, 2015
Britain’s Overseas Territories seem to have successfully resisted the UK’s demands for central registers of…

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Further Detail Emerges on New Stamp Duty Land Tax - December 3, 2015
Further detail has emerged from HMRC on the new Stamp Duty Land Tax ( SDLT…

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Autumn Statement 2015: Key Measures for UK Property and Wealth Planning - November 27, 2015
In this Briefing Note, we outline the principal announcements made in the Chancellor’s November 2015…

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Final reminder: LDF comes to an end 31 December 2015 - November 16, 2015
This is a final reminder that the Liechtenstein Disclosure Facility (LDF) comes to an end…

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The Common Reporting Standard – Setting the Benchmark for Global Information Exchange - November 6, 2015
The OECD (Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development) Common Reporting Standard (CRS) is a big…

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Non-Resident Capital Gains Tax and UK Residential Property – The Application of Private Residence Relief - October 29, 2015
From 6 April 2015, non-UK residents selling UK residential property are subject to Non Resident…

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STEP Asia Conference, Marina Bay Sands Singapore, 11-12 November - October 12, 2015
James John, Chris Cooke and Karen Methold will be attending the STEP Asia Conference at Marina Bay Sands,…

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Last Chance To Use LDF - September 17, 2015
Time is rapidly running out to use the Liechtenstein Disclosure Facility (LDF) before it is…

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CGT for Non-Residents: UK Residential Property - September 17, 2015
As a general rule, non-UK residents were not subject to UK Capital Gains Tax (“CGT”)…

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Reporting and paying CGT for non-residents: UK Residential Property - September 17, 2015
With effect from 6 April 2015, a disposal of UK residential property is subject to…

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Radical Changes To EU Succession - August 27, 2015
On 17 August 2015 we saw the introduction of EU Regulation 650/2012, also known as…

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Rooks Rider Solicitors Announces Two Key Promotions within the Firm - August 1, 2015
We are delighted to announce two key promotions within the firm, further demonstrating our commitment…

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Is the long held right to dispose of your assets on death as you wish no more? - July 28, 2015
Freedom of testamentary capacity has come under pressure following a landmark Court of Appeal ruling…

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Elena Tzialli awarded full membership of STEP - July 28, 2015
Congratulations to our Wealth Planning team member, Elena Tzialli, on successfully completing the Society of Trust and Estate…

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Rooks Rider Solicitors’ Wealth Planning Specialist Successfully Completes British Long Distance Swimming Association’s 5.25 Mile Event - July 24, 2015
Congratulations to Robert Drysdale for completing the annual 5.25 mile BLDSA Coniston Water Championship last weekend. Robert,…

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UK Summer Budget 2015 – Key Changes Onshore - July 22, 2015
The most significant onshore changes in the Budget are set out in this briefing note…

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UK Summer Budget 2015 – Offshore aspects for foreign domiciliaries and their Trustees - June 22, 2015
The most significant changes are set out in this Briefing Note including changes affecting individuals…

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Reaping the rewards from Image Rights - June 8, 2015
Entertainers and sportsmen can reap significant rewards from the exploitation of their Image Rights. Whilst…

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Cross-Border Inheritance Tax Issues - June 2, 2015
English laws of succession may apply to certain types of asset situated in other countries….

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UK Election Result – Tax Impact For HNWIs! - May 21, 2015
Politicians have been making pledges and assurances in the weeks and months leading up to…

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STEP Jersey Event: Corporate Directors and Trustees as “Piggy in the Middle” – How do you avoid being caught up in other people’s conflicts? - May 14, 2015
Presentation notes available – see end of article for details On 12 May Chris Cooke and…

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UK Budget and Finance Act 2015 – The Offshore Aspects - May 6, 2015
Following on from the Autumn Statement in December, there were a number of announcements in…

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Early Closure of Disclosure Facilities – Last call! - May 6, 2015
As announced in the March 2015 Budget, the UK’s Liechtenstein Disclosure Facility (LDF) and Crown…

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Labour to Scrap Non-Domicile Rule - April 9, 2015
Party Leader, Ed Miliband, has announced that Labour would scrap the UK’s non-domicile rule if…

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FATCA Update – No requirement to file nil returns with HMRC under FATCA - March 23, 2015
In an update to our earlier Briefing Note on FATCA issued in November 2014 (FATCA…

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HMRC Announcement: Official rate of interest to fall to 3% from 6 April 2015 - March 9, 2015
Ahead of the new tax year it has just been announced that, from 6 April…

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UK Taxes on UK Residential Property - February 19, 2015
There have been a number of UK tax changes affecting higher value residential property structures…

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Swiss National Bank announcement may lead to renewed interest in UK property market - January 21, 2015
The Swiss National Bank has announced that it will discontinue its exchange rate floor for…

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Offshore Trusts – Payments To UK Resident but Non Domiciled Beneficiaries: The Rebasing Election - January 15, 2015
Finance Act 2008 made substantial changes to the taxation of individuals who are UK resident…

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SDLT Scheme fails at Upper Tribunal - December 23, 2014
In keeping with Government’s general targeting of tax avoidance schemes, a complex deal aiming to…

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Autumn Statement 2014 Update - December 8, 2014
The Chancellor announced a number of measures of particular relevance to non-UK Domiciliaries and their advisers. Read…

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Implementation of a Capital Gains Tax Charge on Non-Residents - December 5, 2014
Government announced in the Autumn Statement 2013 that it would extend Capital Gains Tax (CGT)…

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FATCA – Which Financial Institutions Are Caught? - November 21, 2014
The FATCA regime entered into force from 1st July 2014. As of that date, all financial institutions…

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Immigration to the UK: Tier 1 (Investor) Visa - November 18, 2014
The treatment of visa applications in the UK has been revised and the UK has…

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Rooks Rider Solicitors team return from STEP Asia 2014 - October 21, 2014
James John and Karen Methold recently attended the STEP Asia 2014 ”One World – A New Paradigm For…

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HM Govt increases minimum investment threshold for Tier 1 Investor visas - October 21, 2014
The Minister of State for Immigration and Security today announced that reforms to immigration appeals…

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Lifetime Inheritance Tax Exemptions - October 15, 2014
Inheritance tax is a tax on money or possessions you leave behind when you die,…

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Rule changes to the Liechtenstein Disclosure Facility (LDF) - October 5, 2014
On 14 August 2014 HMRC issued the Fourth Joint Declaration by the Government of Liechtenstein…

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Lasting Powers of Attorney - October 5, 2014
A Lasting Power of Attorney is a document which allows you to appoint a person…

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HMRC changes position on foreign income/gains used as collateral or loans by UK resident, non-UK domiciled Remittance based users (“non-domiciliaries”) - October 5, 2014
HMRC changed its position from 4 August 2014 on the taxation of non-domiciliaries using foreign…

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Family Investment Companies - October 5, 2014
A Family Investment Company (“FIC”) is an option for individuals who are considering a wealth…

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Autumn 2014 Update - October 5, 2014
It has been a busy summer of changes affecting offshore aspects to the Wealth Planning…

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The Importance Of Making A Will - October 5, 2014
“I don’t need a Will, my spouse gets everything anyway” “I don’t need a Will…

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Rooks Rider Solicitors Wealth Planning Associate Completes 18.6 km Gibraltar Strait Swim - September 16, 2014
Congratulations to Robert Drysdale, tax, trusts and wealth planning specialist at Rooks Rider Solicitors, for successfully swimming one…

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STEP Asia Conference 2014 – Just one month to go! - September 8, 2014
The award winning STEP Asia Conference returns this year to Hong Kong – “One World –…

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New Register of Beneficial Ownership - September 2, 2014
On 25th June 2014 the UK Government published the Small Business Enterprise and Employment Bill…

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Follow @RooksRider on Twitter - August 5, 2014
Rooks Rider Solicitors is now on Twitter! Follow @RooksRider and keep abreast of latest news and industry…

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News Update: New ‘back door mansion tax’ sees the Treasury reap much more income than expected - June 2, 2014
Figures show that revenue from Annual Tax on Enveloped Dwellings (ATED) exceeded Government expectations by…

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Capital Gains Tax For Non-UK Residents – Consultation Is Here! - April 14, 2014
The Government has now published its promised consultation document on the introduction of CGT on…

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Chancellor announces new proposals to tackle offshore tax evasion - April 14, 2014
A new strict liability offence relating to evasion of offshore income has been outlined in…

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STEP new Code for all members preparing wills in England and Wales - April 3, 2014
A new Code which applies to all STEP members in England & Wales who prepare…

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March Budget 2014 - March 24, 2014
Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne delivered his Budget statement to Members of Parliament in…

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Immigration under Review - March 19, 2014
Following an extensive review, the Migration Advisory Committee has published its report on the Tier…

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