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Pensioners will be able to sell annuities from April 2017

Pensioners will be able to convert their income for life to a capital sum. This is a very welcome measure.

The government estimates that around five million people have bought annuities, and that they receive a total income of £13bn a year. ...…

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Opera star given a suspended jail sentence for tax evasion

  1. Montserrat Caballe has received a six-month suspended jail sentence and has been fined £180,000 for tax evasion.

Spanish soprano given six-month suspended sentence and fined more than €250,000 for defrauding authorities to tune of €500,000

'Successful' party ordered to pay costs

In the recent Judgment of Jones v Longley 2015 EWHC 3362 Ch, the First Defendant has been ordered to personally pay the costs of the...

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Not very taxing

On the train home last night I was reading the Evening Standard and came across Chris Blackhurst's article on tax havens.  


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Is HMRC monitoring your Facebook account?

HMRC and other organisations (such as insurance companies) are searching the internet for evidence relating to your lifestyle.  


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