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Government dilutes plans for direct recovery of debts by HMRC

The government will proceed with plans to give HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) new powers to withdraw funds directly from bank accounts to claim unpaid taxes from debtors, but has introduced new safeguards in light of criticism of those plans. 24 Nov 2014

UK government may have "grossly underestimated" potential tax avoidance implications of new pension freedoms

The UK government may have "grossly underestimated" workers' desire to pay a larger proportion of their salaries towards their pension savings once access restrictions are removed, according to an employee benefits consultancy. 05 Nov 2014

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HMRC should settle all outstanding avoidance scheme disputes to bolster UK tax credibility, says expert

OPINION: HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) should adopt an overall resolution strategy to settle every one of the 65,000 UK tax avoidance schemes that are still open. Only by doing that will HMRC help the tax system to retain vital credibility, stability and predictability.... 05 Nov 2014

Tougher disclosure rules for offshore accounts held by 'non-doms' once single tax reporting standard in force

Financial institutions based in certain British Overseas Territories (BOTs) and Crown Dependencies (CDs) will be subject to stricter reporting requirements covering accounts held with them by UK resident non-UK domiciled taxpayers from 2016 if specific "carve... 31 Oct 2014

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Expertise in Private Wealth Tax

High and Ultra high net worth individuals, non UK domiciled indviduals, shareholders and their trustees and family foundations all need to be able to manage their tax affairs to best effect for their businesses, their families and themselves.

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