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‘Tax Day’ – government continues its campaign to tackle non-compliance

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.

Fraud in the sub line market – should we be concerned?

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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HFW has promoted six associates to its partnership, including four in its City office. The promotions will be coming into effect at the start of the financial year, on 1 April. They are spread across three offices, including London, Kuwait and Sydney, and span four of the firm’s industry groups. The four London partners include […]

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BCLP extends flexible working policies to the summer

Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner (BCLP) is extending a set of flexible working options until the end of June to help staff in light of the third UK national lockdown. The measures were initially set to last until March, but The Lawyer can reveal that due to the continued pandemic-related challenges the firm has communicated yesterday […]

EY Law expands team with new DWF recruit

EY Law is beefing up its ranks with the hire of a client-facing expert from DWF, as it introduces a key client programme as part of this year’s strategy. The legal arm of the accountancy firm has hired Zoe Dean, who will act as a director for client transition and operations. Her remit will include […]

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