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Sector focus: Banks

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This report on the UK banking sector is prepared by Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP. In particular it examines:

  • the issues created by UK bank levy;
  • the impact of international taxes, such as FATCA and financial transaction taxes;
  • the reform of CFC and branch taxation;
  • employment taxation issues;
  • the relationship between banks and HMRC/government, including the GAAR, the code of practice and retrospective legislation; and
  • potential future challenges.

It reflects comments received from a number of banking groups and also provides a perspective from the British Bankers’ Association in relation to a particular issue for UK tax teams.

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