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The taxation of private equity executives has become highly politically contentious as we head into the next election. An Opposition policy costing document released in February this year ( shows that the Labour Party plans to tax the...
Rebecca Sheldon (Old Square Tax Chambers) considers the proposals from the Conservative Party that give a broad indication as to how the new regime is intended to operate, and what might be expected if the Labour Party wins the General Election.
With an estimated tax gap of some £36bn, Labour does seem to be taking enforcement seriously, writes Ross Birkbeck (Old Square Tax Chambers).
Etienne Wong and Shanzé Shah (Old Square Tax Chambers) discuss the extent to which anti-forestalling legislation might challenge prepayments that attempt to preserve the existing VAT treatment of private school fees.
It cannot be ruled out that Labour’s current policy will not change, writes Philip Simpson KC (Old Square Tax Chambers).
The position should be calmly evaluated at an early stage in order to put an appropriate strategy in place, writes Michael Thomas KC (Pump Court Tax Chambers). Easy to say in theory, but not always so easy to execute in practice...
The final CIS regulations and HMRC guidance don’t appear to measure up to the original policy ambition of removing ‘the majority of landlord to tenant payments from the scheme’, writes Kyle Rainsford (Travers Smith).
This month’s review by Mike Lane and Zoe Andrews (Slaughter and May) examines the Court of Appeal decisions in BlackRock and Hargreaves Property, HMRC’s updated guidance on capital-raising arrangements and share exchange clearances, and the OECD’s consolidated commentary on the GloBE model rules.
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