De-envelope? Depressed housing market may present golden opportunity to review offshore structures holding residential property.

It has been widely reported that the UK housing market will be significantly hit by the impact of Coronavirus. Property agents, Knight Frank, predict that this will lead to a 38% decrease in the number of houses sold in the UK during 2020. Experts can only speculate on the short to medium term impact this…

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Super Rich Stranded by Lockdown – today in Bloomberg

Super Rich Stranded by Lockdown Today in Bloomberg , Mark Davies describes the recent havoc wreaked on his clients’ tax plans:- “The pandemic means we’ve now got people stuck in the U.K. who didn’t intend to be here, and people who did want to be here that couldn’t,” he said. “It’s gone both ways.” With…

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Will HMRC recognise these exceptional days ?

We are living through exceptional days. Understandably, the spread of COVID-19 and the measures that have been implemented to delay its transmission mean that tax may not be at the forefront of people’s thinking. However, there may be significant tax consequences for those individuals forced to remain in the UK due to measures outside of…

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Budget 2020 – This should get it done!

Less than a month ago Mr Sunak was the Chief Secretary to the Treasury, but following Sajid Javid’s surprise resignation on 13th February, Mr Sunak was appointed Chancellor of the Exchequer on the same day. I’m sure Mr Sunak had not expected the sudden promotion, and I am pretty sure he had not anticipated the…

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The Telegraph – If Corbyn gets in, we are sending our money to Switzerland

  Corbyn forcing people to move money offshore before Election Day Wealthy individuals are fearful that Jeremy Corbyn will be the next Prime Minister of the United Kingdom causing their wealth and the value of GBP to depreciate. As such these individuals have opted to transfer their money offshore ahead of the general election on…

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Financial Times- How can I protect my children’s savings from Inheritance Tax?

Inheritance Tax in the Financial Times this week when Mark Davies helps to answer a reader’s concern over protecting their children’s savings… Click here to read full article Trusts for Bereaved Minors Mark urges parents to seek professional advice to write a will and appoint guardians in the event of premature death. It is possible…

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