Budget 2020 & Simplifying Pension Tax Relief There was an article in yesterday’s FT weekend under the headline ‘Javid eyes tax raid on high-earners’. So what is our favourite ‘low tax guy’ up to? The main thread of this article was that a review (and restriction) of the tax relief 
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General – Loan Charge Invite ETC Director, Andy Wood, was invited to meet with the Loan Charge All Party Parliamentary Group (“APPG”) on Monday 20th of January. Sadly, due to the late notice, he was unable to attend. However, as an alternative, he sent a written response to the Sir Amyas 
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Never mind the ‘F’ word – what about The ‘L’ word – Loopholes & Tax The F Word was a cooking programme presented by Gordon Ramsay, a man as famous for the frequency of his use of the programme’s titular expletive as for his culinary skills. Similarly,  the use of 
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John Caudwell & Britain’s Most Expensive Home There was a great programme on TV last night showing John Caudwell and his beleaguered project manager’s attempts to develop what would be Britain’s most expensive home. Of course, Mr Caudwell is no stranger to taxes. He has in the past been dubbed 
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Tax Reliefs: Killing Tax’s Sacred Cows (revisited)? Introduction It was announced in Summer 2018 that there would be an additional injection of £20bn in to the NHS over a five-year period. A lot of bunce. We suggested in an article in October 2018 that in order to ‘fund’ such a 
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Interesting to see Simon Pegg – of Big Train, Hot Fuzz and Mission Impossible fame – insisting that millionaires, like him, should pay more tax. This would be used to tackle inequality. The actor has added his name to a magnificently named band of celebs called Millionaires Against Pitchforks. On 
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The highly anticipated loan charge review has been underwhelming for most, despite many living in hope, I think it reflects the general expectation from within the tax profession. We have previously set out a thorough analysis of the report and response [Loan Charge Review – Summary of Revised Payment Terms 
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Megh-xit – Royal Family International Tax Tactics You would most likely have to had to have been sleeping under a rock these past weeks to have not heard about the latest Royal crisis, and for some reason we don’t mean Andrew! Is there something to be said that American women 
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Introduction – The Tax Man & Social Media – The Spy Who ‘Followed’ Me Last Christmas, a few days before the 25th, my father in law announced that he wouldn’t have ‘Alexa’ in the house. This was seemingly over his concerns that Amazon’s disembodied helper would be listening to his 
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HMRC & the Unsustainable Appeals – Freedom of Information Request Within the last two months, we have had considerable success in relation to a number of appeals we have made to the First-tier Tribunal, in relation to substantive challenges to HMRC decisions and penalties. In each case, HMRC had vigorously 
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