Tax and Financial Planning News

Financial Advice to Become More Common?May 22, 2017

We have often written about the dangers of taking advice from unqualified and/or unregulated advisers. A recent change in the regulations surrounding financial advice will...

Bank Mistake – HMRC Still Levy PenaltyMay 9, 2017

When a taxpayer named Mr Coomber sent his cheque by post to HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) to settle his tax demand, he thought that...

Bank Mistake – HMRC Still Levy PenaltyMay 9, 2017

When a taxpayer named Mr Coomber sent his cheque by post to HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) to settle his tax demand, he thought that...

Tax Penalties Avoided for Those Affected by IT GlitchApril 20, 2017

With HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) pressing ahead with plans to make 'customers' deal with them only digitally, it is good to see that when...

Tax Penalties Avoided for Those Affected by IT GlitchApril 20, 2017

With HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) pressing ahead with plans to make 'customers' deal with them only digitally, it is good to see that when...

Woman Aged 96 Wins £223,000 for Negligent Investment AdviceApril 5, 2017

The complexities of financial advice can be bamboozling, particularly for the elderly, but one High Court case – in which a 96-year-old woman won more...

Woman Aged 96 Wins £223,000 for Negligent Investment AdviceApril 5, 2017

The complexities of financial advice can be bamboozling, particularly for the elderly, but one High Court case – in which a 96-year-old woman won more...

Tax Evasion Assistance – Changes in the LawMarch 24, 2017

New rules which came into effect on 1 January 2017 will see professionals who deliberately aid clients to evade (not avoid, which is legal) tax...

Tax Evasion Assistance – Changes in the LawMarch 24, 2017

New rules which came into effect on 1 January 2017 will see professionals who deliberately aid clients to evade (not avoid, which is legal) tax...

Where is a Taxpayer ‘Ordinarily Resident’?March 9, 2017

The answer to the vital question of whether a taxpayer is 'ordinarily resident' in the UK depends on many factors. In one such case, a...