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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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Accounts Committee queries Linklaters' £13m rail bonanza

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Time to rethink media coverage rules in employment tribunal cases

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Taylor Wessing sets out three-year innovation strategy

Taylor Wessing has made a new addition to its board, appointing a longtime partner in a newly-created role that will spearhead the firm’s innovation strategy in view of opening new revenue streams. Longtime corporate technology partner Mark Barron has taken on a new role as head of client innovation, drafting a three-year innovation plan made […]

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