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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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The Virus Diaries: DWF’s Milan partners on going into lockdown

More than coronavirus itself, what keeps lawyer Tancredi Marino awake at night is the anguish caused by the lockdown. “I am a fatalist. If it gets me, it gets me,” the Milan-based DWF tax partner says, stuck in his home. The claustrophobic inability to move is a feeling that he grapples with on a daily […]

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Coronavirus: SDT adjourns hearings until April

The Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal is set to close its doors for almost three weeks, as the tribunal takes precautions in light of coronavirus. The tribunal has adjourned all substantive hearings which were due to take place between March 23 and April 9, with hearings scheduled for this week set to go ahead. The Lawyer understands that […]

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