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House prices rise 10.5 per cent: demand for housing still strong download subscription

IBB Solicitors 22-Jul-2014

New figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) have found that house prices rose by 10.5 per cent year on year for the 12 months to May 2014.

What an independent Scotland could mean for your business download subscription

Shoosmiths 22-Jul-2014

Shoosmiths looks at what it could mean for UK businesses if Scotland decides to become an independent country.

IRS gives QLACs the green light: final regulations issued download subscription

Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman 21-Jul-2014

The IRS has issued final regulations that permit employers and IRA providers to offer ‘qualified longevity annuity contracts’ or ‘QLACs’ under defined-contribution plans and IRAs.

Perspectives — Supreme Court rejects presumption of prudence for ESOP fiduciaries; and more download subscription

Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman 18-Jul-2014

This issue of Perspectives focuses on recent ERISA fiduciary and tax decisions, which have special importance to plan sponsors and plan fiduciaries.

Communications with experts: Moore v Getahun and the Advocates’ Society Report download subscription

Dentons 18-Jul-2014

In Moore v Getahun, the plaintiff suffered a wrist injury in a motorcycle accident and claimed medical negligence against the treating doctor.

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Bermuda introduces unprecedented changes to legislation on settlor reserved powers download subscription

Conyers Dill & Pearman 22-Jul-2014

The Trusts (Special Provisions) Amendment Act 2014 provides certainty regarding how far settlors can go without calling the validity of the trust structure into question.

UK Pensions Agenda — July 2014: issues affecting pension plans and plan sponsors download subscription

Eversheds 22-Jul-2014

The summer edition of Eversheds’ UK Pensions Agenda is out. It summarises 10 key issues affecting UK pension plans and plan sponsors.

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Australian tax can arise on gains from the sale of investments in Australian entities download subscription

Minter Ellison 22-Jul-2014

This article describes in general terms when such Australian tax could arise and, if an assessment does arise to a foreign investor, how to deal with it.

Reducing tax on investment properties download subscription

Shoosmiths 21-Jul-2014

Many landlords hold their properties personally. This means that income received on rental properties is charged at income tax rates of up to 45 per cent.

Fundamental corporate tax reform in Switzerland download subscription

Eversheds 21-Jul-2014

Food and drink businesses that have headquarters in Switzerland or commissionaire arrangements are likely to be affected by the changes.

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Reducing tax on investment properties download subscription

Shoosmiths 21-Jul-2014

Many landlords hold their properties personally. This means that income received on rental properties is charged at income tax rates of up to 45 per cent.

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Judge Stark overhauls patent practices in District of Delaware: 10 key changes download subscription

DLA Piper 22-Jul-2014

The same day he took the reins as chief judge for the District of Delaware, Judge Leonard P Stark substantially overhauled his patent practices. 

Property owners encouraged to act now to preserve real burdens download subscription

DLA Piper 22-Jul-2014

The purpose of this bulletin is to highlight the fact that certain real burdens will be automatically extinguished on 28 November 2014.

Breach of the Australian Franchising Code to result in fines download subscription

DLA Piper 22-Jul-2014

As foreshadowed by the coalition government earlier this year, penalties for breach of the Franchising Code of Conduct are to be introduced.

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The thin end of the wedge: the CMA and FCA publish provisional findings on retail banking download subscription

Dentons 22-Jul-2014

The latest action to be taken by the competition authorities is the public consultation on the provisional decision by the CMA on PCAs and banking services to SMEs.

Europe: Italian tax changes in relation to Italian banking arrangements download subscription

Eversheds 22-Jul-2014

International industrial and manufacturing businesses that have Italian businesses or subsidiaries with banking facilities in Italy should be aware of recent Italian tax changes.

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The thin end of the wedge: the CMA and FCA publish provisional findings on retail banking download subscription

Dentons 22-Jul-2014

The latest action to be taken by the competition authorities is the public consultation on the provisional decision by the CMA on PCAs and banking services to SMEs.

Europe: Italian tax changes in relation to Italian banking arrangements download subscription

Eversheds 22-Jul-2014

International industrial and manufacturing businesses that have Italian businesses or subsidiaries with banking facilities in Italy should be aware of recent Italian tax changes.

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