John Mander Pension Scheme Trustees Ltd v Commissioners for Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs – Supreme Court

John Mander Pension Scheme Trustees Ltd v Commissioners for Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs [2015] UKSC 56

Supreme Court, 29th July 2015

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Outstanding UK tax tribunal cases reach record levels – OUT-LAW.com

Posted August 20th, 2015 in appeals, news, statistics, taxation, tribunals by sally

‘The queue of tax disputes awaiting litigation through the UK’s tax tribunals set a new record last year, with almost 30,000 cases waiting to be heard at the end of last year, according to official figures.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 19th August 2015

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Ingenious film investors lose human rights challenge over upfront tax – The Guardian

‘More than 150 wealthy investors in controversial film investment schemes, which HMRC says amount to tax avoidance, have lost a human rights challenge to new powers tax inspectors have been deploying to demand upfront payments.’

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The Guardian, 31st July 2015

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Inheritance tax: How the UK compares to other countries – Daily Telegraph

Posted July 20th, 2015 in budgets, inheritance tax, news, statistics, taxation, wills by tracey

‘Recent changes to the way we are taxed on death has caused a stir in Britain. But how does our regime compare to other countries?.’

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Daily Telegraph, 18th July 2015

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Family Law Week’s Budget Briefing, July 2015 – Family Law Week

‘Richard Holme, Chartered Accountant of Creaseys, a firm which specialises in advising family lawyers on tax related family law issues, explains the Budget changes of most relevance to family lawyers.’

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Family Law Week, 8th July 2015

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Queen’s Speech 2015: Scrapping the human rights act, right to buy, and an EU referendum – what you can expect – The Independent

‘The Queen’s Speech marks the start of this session of parliament. The address, written by government ministers, is delivered by the Queen and lays out the Government’s agenda for the next year.’

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The Independent, 26th May 2015

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Retired vicar who refused to pay council tax as matter of principle wins High Court victory over excessive costs – The Independent

Posted May 7th, 2015 in clergy, costs, council tax, news, poverty, taxation by sally

‘A retired vicar who refused to pay council tax on a matter of principle has won a High Court victory over excessive costs.’

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The Independent, 7th May 2015

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High court ruling paves way for courts to decide whether bridge is a sport – The Guardian

Posted April 28th, 2015 in gambling, news, sport, taxation by sally

‘Bridge, the genteel and physically unchallenging card game played by millions, may exercise the brain muscle, but is it a sport?’

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The Guardian, 27th April 2015

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Supreme Court seeks review of ‘illegality defence’ – OUT-LAW.com

Posted April 24th, 2015 in agency, fraud, illegality, news, Supreme Court, taxation by sally

‘Some of the UK’s most senior judges have said it is necessary to review how the so-called ‘illegality defence’ should be applied.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 24th April 2015

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Supreme Court: the common law working out illegality defence – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted April 24th, 2015 in agency, fraud, illegality, news, Supreme Court, taxation by sally

‘Nigel Farage is quoted yesterday as preferring immigrants to be Australians and Indians rather than EU citizens, because they probably speak English and “understand common law.”’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 23rd April 2015

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Tax disc changes: Expert calls on Government to help drivers avoid being caught out by new car sale rules – The Independent

Posted April 15th, 2015 in Driver & Vehicle Licensing Agency, fines, news, taxation by sally

‘A car expert has urged the Government to do more to raise awareness of new car tax disc rules, as thousands of drivers have been fined or had their cars towed for buying uninsured vehicles.’

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The Independent, 14th April 2015

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Court of Appeal dismisses procurement claim over delivery of tax-free childcare – Local Government Lawyer

Posted April 14th, 2015 in appeals, EC law, news, public procurement, taxation, tenders by sally

‘The Court of Appeal has rejected a claim that the Government’s proposed arrangements for the delivery of tax-free childcare breach domestic and EU public procurement legislation.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 13th April 2015

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Family Law Week’s Budget Briefing 2015 – Family Law Week

Posted March 24th, 2015 in benefits, budgets, families, news, social security, tax avoidance, taxation by sally

‘Jan Ellis, chartered accountant, of Ellis Foster LLP, a firm which specialises in advising family lawyers on tax-related family law issues, explains the budget changes of most relevance to family lawyers.’

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Family Law Week, 18th March 2015

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Family Law Week’s Budget Briefing 2015 – Family Law Week

Posted March 19th, 2015 in bills, budgets, news, taxation by sally

‘Jan Ellis, chartered accountant, of Ellis Foster LLP, a firm which specialises in advising family lawyers on tax-related family law issues, explains the budget changes of most relevance to family lawyers.’

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Family Law Week, 18th March 2015

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What’s Coming Next for Local Government – Thirty Nine Essex Street

Posted March 19th, 2015 in bills, local government, news, taxation by sally

‘2015 promises to be an interesting year for local government, albeit against a backdrop of continued cuts, with localism, devolution and reform of local government finance all politically prominent issues, although it is too soon to predict what form they will take. After considering the general context, this paper addresses recent case law that is relevant to local government finance and in particular the caution that must be exercised against the unlawful use of charging to generate revenue. We then outline some of the main features of the Government’s Deregulation Bill, which is currently at the report stage in the House of Lords, and conclude with a reminder of the potential pit-falls of promises in an election year.’

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Thirty Nine Essex Street, February 2015

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Divorcing? Delay until April 6 to cut your tax bill – Daily Telegraph

Posted March 18th, 2015 in capital gains tax, divorce, news, tax avoidance, taxation by sally

‘A little-understood aspect of the tax rules means couples could avoid capital gains tax by delaying separation until the next financial year.’

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Daily Telegraph, 17th March 2015

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Trying to make sense of a mansion tax – Falcon Chambers

Posted March 17th, 2015 in housing, news, taxation by sally

‘The 2015 election campaign will not be the first in which all parties will be promising to outstrip their rivals in their support for the NHS. At the Labour Party Conference last year Ed Miliband announced that a next Labour Government would introduce a tax– a so-called mansion tax – on high value homes worth more than £2million. In an article in the Hampstead and Highgate Express (October 23 2014), designed to calm jittery voters where Labour’s majority is the smallest in the country, Ed Balls stated that the tax will be charged at £250 a month on properties worth between £2 and £3 million, but above £3 million it is apparently to be charged at 1% of capital value. The revenue from the tax, it is said, will contribute to a Time to Care Fund to help the NHS. He estimates that the mansion tax alone will put £1.2 billion into the Fund.’

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Falcon Chambers, February 2015

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Marriage tax allowance: how does it work? – The Guardian

Posted February 23rd, 2015 in civil partnerships, income tax, married persons, news, remuneration, taxation by sally

‘Registration has opened for the new marriage tax allowance – a Conservative policy which will allow some couples to share part of their annual income tax allowance.’

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The Guardian, 20th February 2015

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“Horse play” – Tribunal concludes that racehorse ownership was a gamble and not a trade and rejects the taxpayer’s loss relief claim – RPC Tax Take

Posted February 19th, 2015 in gambling, horse racing, news, taxation, tribunals by sally

‘In recent years, there has been a seemingly unending string of cases relating to whether certain activities constitute trading. Ewan Leslie James McMorris v HMRC[1]is the latest case to consider the circumstances in which a taxpayer may deduct losses incurred from his other income under section 64, Income Tax Act 2007 (ITA).’

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RPC Tax Take, 13th February 2015

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Finance & Divorce Update – Family Law Week

‘Jessica Craigs, senior solicitor of Mills & Reeve LLP analyses the financial remedies and divorce news and cases from January 2015.’

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Family Law Week, 19th February 2015

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