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Making a success of UK-US cross-border estate planning

It is said that the US and UK are two countries divided by a common language. When it comes to tax and succession law this often bears out; the fact that both countries use similar terminology (like ‘domicile’, ‘trust’ or …

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Shake up of CGT?

The Covid pandemic has dealt a serious blow to the state of the nation’s finances. Predicting what the pandemic holds in store has proven a real problem for commentators and the Government alike, but it seems certain that eventually the …

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Coronavirus & SMEs – what support is available for businesses? (updated)

Startups and small and medium sized companies (SMEs) are facing unexpected problems caused by the COVID-19 virus and the economic fallout from the lockdown imposed by the government. The government has worked quickly to announce and introduce a series of …

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Coronavirus: Tax and Estate Planning Tips in the Lockdown

Being optimistic, we have been giving some thought to what positives we can draw from these dark and difficult times. Being at home for an extended period and having more time provides an opportunity to get on with the tasks …

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Coronavirus: Update on support available for the Self-Employed

Rishi Sunak has provided further detail on his proposed measures to assist the self-employed weather a likely downturn in work during the coronavirus lockdown. These measures are in addition to the earlier proposals on tax and VAT deferrals which we …

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Coronavirus: tax relief for the self-employed

Pressure is increasing on the government to announce more help for the self-employed, who make up a significant part of the country’s economy.  Around 5 million people have been attracted to this way of working, which has given them flexibility …

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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 …

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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 …

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New Partner hire for Collyer Bristow’s Tax and Estate Planning team

Leading law firm, Collyer Bristow, has appointed James Austen as a Partner in the Tax and Estate Planning team. James has extensive experience acting for high net worth individuals, entrepreneurs and business owners. He has particular expertise in advising business …

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Office of Tax Simplification publishes recommendations to simplify inheritance tax

While these amendments do not go so far as to shake the foundations of the tax itself, nevertheless the proposals would require all practitioners to come to terms with the amendment of a number of rules that have stood firm …

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