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Ideas are just the start

Ideas are just the start

The End Of The Deed Of Variation?

The current government has invested heavily in tackling both tax evasion and tax avoidance through a number of measures including the introduction of the UK Swiss Agreement, the General Anti-Abuse Rule and the Accelerated Payment regime.

Notwithstanding that, it may have come as a surprise still that George Osborne has ordered a review into the use of Deeds of Variation to counter inheritance tax (IHT) avoidance.

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LChalmers

Not An Oil Price Crisis

This was one of the assertions made at the Oil & Gas Conference hosted by Burness Paull yesterday.   I confess I was surprised.  It certainly feels like an oil price crisis.

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Burness admin

All Change For Food Law Enforcement In Scotland

Things are really hotting up (to at least gas mark 5) in Scotland’s food law arena. Our new regulator Food Standards Scotland replaces the Food Standards Agency in Scotland on 1 April 2015, at a time when concerns continue to be raised over the integrity of our supply chains, the traceability of our food and the information we are provided with to make informed – and safe – nutritional choices.

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LChalmers