Capital Gains Tax: how will the business landscape respond to change?

Ian Barton, managing director at Quantuma, discusses the potential changes to capital gains tax, and how owner managers may need to accelerate exit plans to avoid expected rises.

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The new rules for P2P M&A

Frank Wessely shares his insights on post­ Covid M&A activity in the peer-to-peer lending sector. Peer-to-peer lending platforms seeking acquisition may have to adapt to performance-based valuations, an increased focus on technology and a new cadre of institutional investors, as M&A trends evolve in the post ­Covid world.

On-demand webinar: Hospitality and leisure sector: a long road to recovery?

As the UK is eased out of lockdown, many sectors have started to open their doors to the public. However, the hospitality and leisure sector has remained, in most parts, at a standstill with reports from last month stating that sales are expected to be down by 56% this year compared to last, reducing revenues by £73 billion. This, coupled with the fact that parts of Europe are now experiencing a possible second wave of Coronavirus and considering reinstating lockdowns, the sector faces a long road to recovery.

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Food & Drink Update – September 2020

Guidance on the latest food and drink rules, including post-furlough planning and workforce measures manufacturers, Brexit and the workforce – how to prepare for upcoming changes, protecting innovation in the food & drink industry, and more.

Coronavirus business interruption test case – judgment in the “insurance case of the century”

Flaux LJ and Butcher J today handed down judgment in the test case brought by the FCA to explore whether hundreds of thousands of businesses can recover under their business interruption policies for losses caused by the pandemic, in the “insurance case of the century” – the only claim heard under the Financial List Test Case Scheme. Many of those businesses will, today, be celebrating a fantastic win for them.

Cayman Islands Update: Economic substance guidance notes V3 issued

On 13 July 2020, the Cayman Islands Department for International Tax Cooperation (the “DITC”) issued version 3.0 of the Guidance on Economic Substance for Geographically Mobile Activities (the “Guidance”) pursuant to the ES Law (as defined below). This replaces the previous version 2.0 of the Guidance issued on 30 April 2019.

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