Lord Hill’s recommendations on the UK listing regime – what it means for tech companies

The Review was launched by the Chancellor in November last year to enhance the UK’s attractiveness as a destination for equity listings and strengthen the UK’s capital markets. The Review sought to address the reported shift of €6.5 billion of deals from London to Amsterdam following Brexit, and the longer term trend of major UK tech companies choosing New York for primary or substantial secondary listings.

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In the UK’s first ever ‘Tax Day’ on 23 March 2021, the government released more than 30 consultation documents relating to the future landscape of the UK tax regime. Whilst these documents scrutinised how taxes should be paid, opportunities for simplification and the potential of digitalisation, it was tackling non-compliance which was firmly in the spotlight once again. Tax & estate planning Partner, James Austen, gives his opinion on the proposed measures.

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In recent weeks, news of the JES Global Capital fraud committed by fund manager Elliot Smerling has come to light. Unfortunately, we live in world where fraud, much like death and taxes, is inevitable.

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