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Our insight and analysis on some of the current issues facing you and your business.

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04 December 2014

Autumn Statement 2014

In his autumn statement the Chancellor announced a number of tax changes, we summarise some of the key changes here.

04 December 2014

Stamp Duty Land Tax

The Chancellor George Osborne announced a major change to the Stamp Duty Land Tax regime for residential property

27 November 2014

Comment: Gifts - That time of year?

This commentary from Dean Hardy outlines how the different ways charitable donations can be made and how it can be done tax efficiently.

19 November 2014

Asset Encumbrance Reporting

In August 2014 the EBA published its new taxonomy and technical guidance for Asset Encumbrance Reporting.

12 November 2014

FCA and Financial Services

November 2014 update . There is a reminder about the new CASS rules and we take a look at FATCA.

09 October 2014

New CASS Rules

New rules have come into effect which impact all firms authorised to hold client assets (CASS).

03 September 2014

Charity and Not for Profit

Summer 2014 update. We look at charity SORPS, fraud and Risk Registers.

28 August 2014


We have highlighted some of the key changes between the IMA SORP 2010 and the IMA SORP 2014 in this update.

07 August 2014

Pre-Owned Assets

The rules regarding pre-owned assets are very complicated. Read our detailed analysis here.

16 July 2014

Capital Gains Tax for non-UK residents

We look at the proposal for new rules under which the scope of capital gains tax would apply to non-residents disposing of UK residential property.

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