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  • News — 16.07.14
    Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)

    ADR is part of HMRC’s Litigation Support Strategy designed principally to help settle tax disputes with businesses, but can also be used by individuals to resolve complex or entrenched arguments with HMRC.

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  • News — 15.07.14
    Tax free childcare initiative

    A recent consultation and on-line survey by HMRC received the highest rate of response to a government consultation. This was in respect of a new tax free childcare initiative which is to be introduced in Autumn 2015 and will be open to all eligible families with children under twelve.

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  • News — 15.07.14
    LLPs – auto enrolment

    The recent Clyde & Co. v. Bates van Winklehof ruling that a member (“partner”) in an LLP is a “worker” under the Employment Rights Act 1996 – whether they’re salaried, fixed share or equity – means there may be a requirement to automatically enrol into a qualifying pension scheme.

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  • News — 15.07.14
    Law firms: PII reforms

    The SRA has been busy with another consultation, this time on changes to professional indemnity insurance.

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  • News — 15.07.14
    Law firms: Goodbye SAR report?

    The outcome of the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) consultation which began on 7 May and closed on 18 June has now been published and the upshot is that the final decision has been put on the back burner until September.

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  • News — 11.07.14
    New Code of Practice replaces ‘fraud’ with ‘deliberate conduct’

    The new Code of Practice 9 (COP9) issued by HMRC will allow taxpayers who would baulk at admitting to “fraud” to avoid criminal prosecution if full disclosure is made of their “deliberate behaviour”.

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  • News — 11.07.14
    HMRC’s Swiss tax haul reduced from £5bn to £1bn

    The National Audit Office has published HMRC’s tax collection figures for 2013/14. Despite the tax collection being £30bn up on the previous year overall, HMRC’s income from the UK/Swiss tax agreement is well below what was originally anticipated.

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  • Insight — 09.07.14
    Ensuring US & UK tax work in harmony - Home ownership

    The UK property market, and particularly that of London, has frequently been in the news, with rising prices given as a marker of economic recovery. People buy houses for many reasons, but for most of us, it is the family home (or homes).

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  • Insight — 09.07.14
    Ensuring US & UK tax work in harmony - Self employment

    We have seen a number of clients use their expertise to start a business in the last few years. At the outset, there are a number of decisions to make that may have far reaching implications.

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