STEP England & Wales Biannual Statement – June 2014

Over the last six months, the England and Wales Regional Committee has been involved in some significant changes to policy, education and business planning initiatives. These adjustments have presented both challenges and opportunities and have been received with enthusiasm by our members. The Committee spent time at the beginning of the year providing input to… Read More STEP England & Wales Biannual Statement – June 2014

If it’s too good to be true, it’s probably just spam

Last week several STEP members reported receiving suspicious and unsolicited emails from an individual purporting to work in international taxation. What made the spam email particularly unusual was the attention to detail the sender had paid to make it look like legitimate correspondence and the citation of STEP to add credibility to its content. It… Read More If it’s too good to be true, it’s probably just spam

‘Moving Money’ – the cost of more onerous AML procedures

I attended a lively presentation today on the paper Moving Money: International Flows, Taxes, and Money Laundering by Professors Richard Gordon and Andrew P. Morris. They basically argue that the move to more onerous anti-money laundering (AML) procedures and the move to automatic information exchange are both going to significantly increase transaction costs for everyone, legitimate… Read More ‘Moving Money’ – the cost of more onerous AML procedures

Social media matters: finding quality CPD online

When we think of continuing professional development (CPD) often the first things to come to mind are attending lectures or taking formal qualifications. Professionals rarely consider the many small exchanges of information that occur between peers in an office or in coffee breaks, let alone online discussions, as building towards their CPD requirement. Social media… Read More Social media matters: finding quality CPD online