Confirmed and Unsaid: Looking at the 2014 Finance Bill

For private client/trust practitioners, the draft 2014 Finance Bill clauses published on 10 December 2013 contained no great surprises, and were mainly interesting for what they did not include. We will have to wait until early next year for details of the proposed capital gains tax (CGT) charge on the disposal of UK residential property… Read More Confirmed and Unsaid: Looking at the 2014 Finance Bill

Preserving the confidential nature of trusts

I welcomed David Cameron’s recent letter to the President of the European Council, Herman Van Rumpoy, rejecting calls to include trusts in the public registries of beneficial owners that the UK is proposing for companies. In the letter the Prime Minister noted the need to ‘recognise the important differences between companies and trusts’ in this… Read More Preserving the confidential nature of trusts