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16 Sep 2021 Draft Finance Bill 2022

Senior Associate, Emma Haley and Associate, Jenny Wilson-Smith, comment on the latest draft Finance Bill released on 20 July 2021 and which is due to have a new version published on 27 October 2021 and finalised in March 2022. They cover the potential impacts and administrative disruption that businesses may be facing with the new Finance Bill.

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16 Sep 2021 Wider Trust Register – now open

Non-taxable trusts can start to register on-line to trust registration service (TRS) now. Senior Associate, Emma Haley and Associate, Jenny Wilson-Smith, highlight the new changes in the registration requirement and deadline following the implementation of the Fifth Money Laundering Directive into UK law.

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16 Sep 2021 Discretionary payments from offshore trusts

Senior Associate, Emma Haley and Associate, Jenny Wilson-Smith, reflect on a recent judicial review case decision (Murphy v HMRC [2021] EWHC 1914 Admin, 13 July 2021) and how it is affecting both UK and non-UK resident trusts.

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16 Sep 2021 Remittances and collateral

Senior Associate, Emma Haley and Associate, Jenny Wilson-smith, discuss an unexpected amendment to the HMRC guidance which led to industry bodies seeking clarification of the possible changes for remittance of foreign income and gains in the collateral (where the collateral exceeded this amount).

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16 Sep 2021 Family Investment Companies

Family Investment Companies (FICs) will no longer be required to be dealt with by a dedicated HMRC team but will be treated as ‘business as usual’.

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16 Sep 2021 AML: further changes

Senior Associate, Emma Haley and Associate, Jenny Wilson-Smith, reflect on the changes proposed by a consultation which was launched by the government to target amendments to the existing anti-money laundering regulations (MLR 2017).

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16 Sep 2021 LPA Consultation

Senior Associate, Emma Haley and Trainee, Annabella King, discuss the government’s proposal of moving the system of making and registering Lasting Power of Attorney (“LPA”) fully online and the potential benefits of an online LPA system that should encompass appropriate protections for individuals.

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03 Jun 2021 Taxation of trusts

The government has published its long awaited response to HMRC’s 2018 consultation on the taxation of trusts.

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09 Feb 2021 Wealth Tax Report

In December 2020, The Wealth Tax Commission (WTC) published its final report on whether a UK wealth tax is desirable and deliverable.

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09 Feb 2021 Forthcoming Budget

The Chancellor will deliver his Spring Budget on 3 March.

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