Monthly Archives: January 2020

The New Global Talent Visa

The government has announced a new fast-track visa scheme that will open on 20 February 2020. The new ‘Global Talent’ visa is a…

Posted in Soundbites | Leave a comment

Entrepreneurs Relief Reform

The Conservative Party committed itself to “review and reform” Entrepreneurs Relief in its 2019 General Election manifesto. The Conservatives further stated that it has not “fully delivered on [its] objectives” and so, with the Conservatives having been returned to government …

Posted in Longer Reads | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Libor transition and loans – what borrowers in the real estate market need to know

The London Interbank Offer Rate (LIBOR) is the benchmark reference rate commonly used in commercial loans to calculate interest payments in variable (floating) rate loans.  LIBOR is now being phased out meaning significant changes for the loan and interest rate …

Posted in Longer Reads | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Home ownership aspirations – is the ‘Bank of Mum and Dad’ in London starting to run dry?

Home ownership remains the ultimate goal for ‘Generation Rent’ yet aspirations to buy a home within the next five years are dimmed compared to just a year ago according to the second annual Collyer Bristow Home Ownership Attitudes and Aspirations …

Posted in News | Leave a comment

How are your cryptoassets taxed?

Cryptocurrency has been firmly brought under Benjamin Franklin’s two certainties of life as HMRC published a revised guidance on cryptoassets on 20 December 2019. It came in the form of two documents ‘Cryptoassets: tax for individuals’; and ‘Cryptoassets: tax for …

Posted in Longer Reads | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Prime Minister’s remarks increase Entrepreneurs Relief concerns

In what The Times described on Saturday as “…the clearest sign yet that the relief is going to be curtailed by Sajid Javid, the…

Posted in Soundbites | Leave a comment

How to make use of Entrepreneurs Relief

In its General Election manifesto, the Conservative Party promised to “review and reform” Entrepreneurs Relief, noting that it has not “fully delivered on [its] objectives”. Now that the Conservatives have formed the new government – with a significant majority – …

Posted in Longer Reads | Tagged , | Leave a comment

How do the family courts approach international child cases?

As international relationships are becoming more common, so too are disputes over where a child shall live when parents separate. The recent case of AB v CD [2019] EWHC 3543 (Fam) highlights this. The case involved a British father and …

Posted in Longer Reads | Leave a comment

Sue, Chef? Protecting a Chef’s name

A professional chef who generates excitement and comment about the dishes they create enhances not only the reputation of the restaurant where they work, but also their personal professional reputation. They quite literally make a name for themselves and the …

Posted in Longer Reads | Leave a comment

How do I solve my transatlantic inheritance tax problem?

I am a US citizen who has lived in the UK for nearly 20 years. As an only child  I stand to inherit significant assets from my elderly mother, who has most of her money in individual retirement accounts in …

Posted in Shorter Reads | Leave a comment