The New Debt Recovery Protocol - October 12, 2017
On 1 October 2017 the Ministry of Justice quietly introduced the new Pre-Action Protocol for Debt Claims. The new Protocol aims...

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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 companies investing in the UK...

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2017 FEDESSA Self Storage Conference & Trade Show heads to Berlin in October - September 18, 2017
Less than a month until the biggest self storage event in Europe, and we look forward to seeing you there!  On...

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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 swimmers to race the...

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Supreme Court rules that Employment Tribunal fees are unlawful: What Next? - September 7, 2017
After a four year legal fight, UNISON, won its case against the government for Employment Tribunal fees to be scrapped....

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Self Storage Association UK Industry Awards 2017 - August 17, 2017
The Self Storage Association United Kingdom (SSA UK) awards will take place on Thursday 21 September 2017 at Hotel du...

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Solicitors Cycling for Charity - August 17, 2017
The Bidwells Golden Triangle is back for its second year and we're taking part! On 21 September, our Commercial Solicitor + Read on

Supreme Court rules that Employment Tribunal fees are unlawful - July 26, 2017
After a four year legal fight, UNISON, has won its four year legal fight against the government for Employment Tribunal...

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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 Funds (Information on the Payer)...

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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 for income tax and Capital...

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The Self Storage Association 2017 UK Annual Survey now available - June 21, 2017
The report, which is now based on 3 surveys – the industry operators, the general public and the customers -...

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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 oath in front of a...

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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 one with the leafy display...

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Promotion Announcement – Dispute Resolution and Employment - April 7, 2017
We are pleased to announce the promotion...

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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 Domicile of...

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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 with effect from 6 April...

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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 is changing with new rules...

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Employment Law: What to Expect in 2017 - January 19, 2017
A number of important employment law changes are being made in 2017. In this Briefing Note, we cover: Taxation of Salary...

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Residential Letting Changes Ahead - December 23, 2016
The Housing and Planning Act 2016 introduces changes to the residential letting market, so if you are a Landlord or...

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The Office Christmas Party - December 6, 2016
Christmas party season is underway and now is the time for employers to take a moment to consider the potential...

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Autumn Statement 2016 – Update - November 24, 2016
HM Treasury has confirmed the reforms to...

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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 resident individuals who were not...

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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 resident individuals who were not...

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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 favourable UK tax rules relating...

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EAT Case – Has there been a dismissal? - October 27, 2016
In the recent Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) case of Sandle v Adecco, it was held that in order to prove...

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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 Asia Conference, taking...

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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 in an overseas company, it...

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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 August 2016. The consultation invited...

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OMB business workshop – how to prepare your business for an investment - September 26, 2016
Prasan Modasia, Solicitor within the Corporate team at Rooks Rider Solicitors LLP, was recently invited to present at...

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Business Law Clinic with Rooks Rider Solicitors - September 20, 2016
Setting up your own business? Get free advice on issues such as investment at Canada Water Library with Rooks Rider...

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SSA UK Awards Winners Announced - September 20, 2016
Winners of the Self Storage Association United Kingdom (SSA UK) Awards have been announced at an Awards Dinner on 15...

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Establishing the Right to Work: Directors banned after avoiding illegal worker fines - September 6, 2016
The directors of six restaurants who put their businesses into liquidation to avoid paying fines for employing illegal workers have...

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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 allowing those with undisclosed offshore...

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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 19th August 2016. In particular, the...

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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 structures owning UK residential property),...

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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 and businesses in India. We...

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Brexit: what next for UK employment law? - June 28, 2016
The votes are in and the UK has decided to leave the EU. With many of the UK’s employment rights...

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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 are still certain:

  1. The Sun will...

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Rooks Rider Solicitors strengthens Corporate team with new appointment - May 18, 2016

We are pleased to announce the appointment of Prasan Modasia to the Rooks Rider Solicitors' Corporate Team with immediate...

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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 property include: Stamp Duty Land Tax...

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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 publication of the Finance Bill....

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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 issued by HM Customs &...

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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 from June 2016 they will...

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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 band - the residence nil-rate band...

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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 over 700...

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Starbucks loses dyslexia case - February 22, 2016
An Employment Tribunal has held that a dyslexic employee was discriminated against by Starbucks and is entitled to compensation. Starbucks had...

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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 2017 must be filed and...

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Employment Law: What to expect in 2016 - February 8, 2016
A number of important employment law changes are being made in 2016:

  • Protection for zero hours workers
  • Equal pay
  • National Living Wage
  • Statutory pay...

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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 Rates of Stamp Duty Land...

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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 Tax (“SDLT”) on purchases of...

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The Dangers when Giving a Reference - December 15, 2015
In the case of Pnaiser v NHS England and Coventry City Council, the Employment Appeal Tribunal held that an Employment...

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Landlords: Are you ready for the ‘Right to Rent’ rules? - December 14, 2015
The government has announced that from 1 February 2016, all private landlords in England (including those who sub-let or take...

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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 company beneficial ownership, at least...

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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 ) 3 % rate for...

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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 Autumn Statement including: 1. Stamp Duty...

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Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Act 2015 – How will the new measures affect you? - November 24, 2015
In a bid to increase the transparency of ownership and control of UK companies, the Small Business, Enterprise and Employment...

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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 on 31 December 2015. With...

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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 step towards a globally co-ordinated...

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Rooks Rider Solicitors Announces New Partner Appointment to the Dispute Resolution Team - November 5, 2015
We are pleased to welcome Matthew Ball who joins the Firm as Partner in the Dispute Resolution team...

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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 Capital Gains Tax on the...

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Congratulations to all the finalists and winners of this year’s FEDESSA and SSA UK awards - October 12, 2015
Congratulations to all the finalists and winners of this year's Federation of European Self Storage Associations (FEDESSA) and...

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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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Chancellor announces extension of shared parental leave and pay to working grandparents - October 9, 2015
The Chancellor has announced that he will extend shared parental leave and pay to working grandparents. The planned changes will increase...

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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 Capital Gains Tax (“CGT”). The...

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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”) arising from sales of UK...

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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 phased out at the end...

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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 Brussels IV, designed to simplify the...

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Lindsey Hemingway to speak at forthcoming Self Storage Association UK members dinner event - August 7, 2015
When: 6.30pm, - Thursday, 17 September 2015 The Self Storage Association (SSA) UK will hold its forthcoming networking event at...

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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 to the continued investment and...

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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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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 today whereby a disinherited daughter...

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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, an Associate...

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UK Summer Budget 2015 – Offshore aspects for foreign domiciliaries and their Trustees - July 22, 2015
The most significant changes are set out in this Briefing Note including changes affecting individuals who are resident, but not...

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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 which covers: - Inheritance Tax - Income...

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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 under UK law Image Rights...

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Most landlords must register tenants’ deposits by 23 June 2015 - June 3, 2015
The Deregulation Act 2015 was passed into law on 26 March 2015 and it makes significant changes to the law...

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Buying Residential Property in England and Wales - June 3, 2015
This fact sheet has been produced specifically for foreign or non-domiciled clients wishing to acquire residential property in England and...

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Exclusivity terms unenforceable in zero hours contracts - June 2, 2015
Following the enactment of the Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Act 2015, with effect from 26 May 2015 the government...

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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. Foreign laws of succession may...

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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 the Election.  Following victory for...

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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 Lindsey Hemingway of Rooks Rider...

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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 Dependencies Disclosure Facilities (CDDFS) (Jersey,...

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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 the March Budget that were...

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Self Storage Association UK – Legal Training conducted by Rooks Rider Solicitors - April 14, 2015
On Tuesday 19 May 2015Lindsey Hemingway of Rooks Rider Solicitors will be conducting training hosted by + Read on

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 elected from April 2016. Dubbed an...

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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 – Which Financial Institutions...

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Demands for rent and service charge: Don’t forget the landlord’s name and address! - March 11, 2015
When it comes to issuing demands for rent and service charge to tenants of residential property, there are a number...

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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 2015, the official rate of...

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Limits on tribunal awards and statutory payments to increase from April 2015 - February 24, 2015
Tribunal compensation limits will increase on 6 April 2015 under the Employment Rights (Increase of Limits) Order 2015.

UK Taxes on UK Residential Property - February 19, 2015
There have been a number of UK tax changes affecting higher value residential property structures in recent years. The complexity...

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Government announces increase in the bankruptcy petition threshold from £750 to £5,000 - February 6, 2015
On 15 January 2015, the Government announced that, with effect from 1 October 2015, it would be increasing the threshold...

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Landlord recovers legal costs from tenants through service charge - January 26, 2015
In the recent case of Assethold v Watts and others UKUT 0537, the Upper Tribunal held that a landlord...

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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 the Swiss Franc against the...

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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 but not UK domiciled with...

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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 avoid Stamp Duty Land Tax...

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Employment law and the work Christmas party - December 16, 2014
Whilst work Christmas parties can be a great exercise in team bonding, employers would be well advised to take a moment...

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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 a copy...

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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) to disposals of UK residential...

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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 must have identified whether...

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