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Fugitive Russian oligarch had five ‘sham’ offshore trusts

Fugitive Russian oligarch had five ‘sham’ offshore...

A fugitive Russian oligarch set up five “sham” trusts in New Zealand to shield $100m from creditors, the England and Wales High Court has ruled.

Published : 17, Oct 2017
Premier League striker first in a raft of 'image rights' tax investigations

Premier League striker first in a raft of 'image...

In its latest clash with sports stars over their tax affairs, HM Revenue & Customs has taken a little-known Hull player to task over his image rights.

Published : 16, Oct 2017
Expats told to divorce and remarry to preserve rights

Expats told to divorce and remarry to preserve...

A same sex couple told to divorce and remarry to preserve their rights when moving to France has highlighted a potentially huge issue for cross border couples, according to a legal expert.

Published : 16, Oct 2017
Tax avoidance plan promoter gets done for not telling HMRC

Tax avoidance plan promoter gets done for not...

A tax avoidance scheme promoter has been found guilty of not telling HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) about it.

Published : 16, Oct 2017
Probate disputes to rise over ‘digital messages’

Probate disputes to rise over ‘digital messages’...

An unsent text accepted as a man’s dying wish in Australia could signal more disputes in the UK, after a Law Commission will consultation concludes in November.

Published : 13, Oct 2017
Foiled UK tax-help scam tally hits million milestone

Foiled UK tax-help scam tally hits million milestone...

A million costly tax-help scams have been blocked or diverted by HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC), the authority has claimed.

Published : 13, Oct 2017
Dubai's DIFC prepares to implement CRS and reform trust laws

Dubai's DIFC prepares to implement CRS and reform...

The Dubai International Financial Centre is preparing new laws to implement the Common Reporting Standard (CRS), and to reform its rules surrounding trusts and foundations.

Published : 13, Oct 2017
Unsent text is last will says Australian court

Unsent text is last will says Australian court...

An unsent text message has been accepted as an official will by an Australian court.

Published : 12, Oct 2017
FCA bans adviser spouses for 'calculated' deception

FCA bans adviser spouses for 'calculated' deception...

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has barred John Chiesa and Colette Chiesa, founders of an authorised IFA firm, from ever working in financial services for the “calculated way” they deceived creditors.

Published : 12, Oct 2017
'Outdated' EU directive will swamp advisers warns expert

'Outdated' EU directive will swamp advisers warns...

International financial adviser Mazars has warned the 'laudable' intent of the incoming Insurance Distribution Directive (IDD) could be lost under the burden of regulation which is already out of date.

Published : 12, Oct 2017
Four types of tax evaders targeted in HMRC campaign

Four types of tax evaders targeted in HMRC campaign...

Tax investigators are ramping up the pressure on tax evaders with a ‘spotters guide’ identifying four types of offenders they are focusing on as a priority.

Published : 11, Oct 2017
Industry vexed by ‘scrapping’ of long term care cap

Industry vexed by ‘scrapping’ of long term care...

Expats expecting to return for a comfortable retirement in the UK may need to start working overtime or recalibrate their financial calculations in light of reports that Theresa May has shelved plans to cap long-term care costs.

Published : 10, Oct 2017
Rogue Sipp adviser lands Sesame with fine over Cape Verde fund

Rogue Sipp adviser lands Sesame with fine over...

UK network Sesame has been ordered to compensate a pensioner after one of its advisers invested his Sipp into an unregulated Cape Verde fund and hid the commission.

Published : 9, Oct 2017
Ex-Chelsea defender sentenced to jail for tax fraud

Ex-Chelsea defender sentenced to jail for tax...

Former Chelsea and Real Madrid defender Ricardo Carvalho has been sentenced to seven months in prison and fined €142,882 (£128,222 $167,717) for tax evasion.

Published : 9, Oct 2017
French wealth tax amendment to cover cars, jewellery and yachts

French wealth tax amendment to cover cars, jewellery...

President Macron looks set to amend his French tax reforms after a key-ally said certain high value items should be covered in a reformed wealth tax.

Published : 9, Oct 2017
Two-thirds of analysts out of a job post-Mifid II

Two-thirds of analysts out of a job post-Mifid...

Research unbundling could lead to widespread job losses for analysts in a post-Mifid world according to research by Capital Access Group (CAG).

Published : 9, Oct 2017
President Macron eases France’s wealth tax for 2018

President Macron eases France’s wealth tax for...

France is replacing its widely encompassing wealth tax with a new one which is more narrowly focused on property-related assets in draft rules issued by its government.

Published : 6, Oct 2017
Isle of Man fights back against fraud

Isle of Man fights back against fraud

Legislation aimed at modernising measures to combat fraud will come into force on the Isle of Man from 1 November 2017.

Published : 6, Oct 2017
Madrid defender in second tax probe

Madrid defender in second tax probe

Brazil and Real Madrid player Marcelo Vieira is facing the prospect of Spanish tax investigators trawling through his accounts for a second time.

Published : 5, Oct 2017
Regulatory overhaul sees big lift in Hong Kong life market

Regulatory overhaul sees big lift in Hong Kong...

Insurance stats from Hong Kong show a multi-billion dollar market switch prompted by commission and transparency rules introduced last year.

Published : 5, Oct 2017

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Four types of tax evaders targeted in HMRC campaign
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Expat pensions at risk admits UK chancellor
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UK chancellor Philip Hammond has admitted the government...

FCA bans adviser spouses for 'calculated' deception
FCA bans adviser spouses...

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has barred John...

'Outdated' EU directive will swamp advisers warns expert
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International financial adviser Mazars has warned the...

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