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In Brief

How HMRC profits from Paradise Papers

Government's financial rewards for informants who reveal revenue offences is not an unheard phenomenon, and it's not restricted to the UK

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Bitcoin’s anonymity is both a blessing and a curse

The value of the cryptocurrency Bitcoin keeps rising - but at what cost to the holders in the post-Paradise Papers era where anonymous transactions are under intense public scrutiny?

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The Chancellor’s ‘tax on age’ might widen the generational gap

While Philip Hammond's speculated tax breaks for young people might promote 'intergenerational fairness', there is still a worry that a resulting backlash on pensioners might lose the Conservative Party many of its older voters

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The risks of going digital with Lasting Powers of Attorney

Are the Financial Conduct Authority’s proposals for digitising Lasting Powers of Attorney in the best interests of the individuals delegating their decision-making powers?

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In Depth

Tax reform for non-UK domiciliaries

Claire Weeks and Arabella Murphy have published an article in Tax Journal explaining the reforms to the taxation of non UK domiciliaries.

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Blinded by Transparency: How the government plans to shine a light on beneficial ownership

Given the bewildering array of initiatives proposing to shine a light on who actually owns and/or benefits from companies and trusts, there is a real danger of clients being blinded by transparency

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Government position on the rights of EU citizens in the UK after Brexit

The UK is still a member of the EU and will remain so until it formally exits the union, which it is currently on course to do in mid-2019. Until that time, EU citizens continue to enjoy their free movement rights to travel, live, and work in the UK.

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Mind the Gap

“In a firm, your people are your asset and once a firm loses its best people, it loses profits, and everything goes downhill quickly. Remember, it’s easier for partners to leave now firms are structured as LLPs.”

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