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Article 50 Terms of Reference

The United Kingdom and the European Commission, representing the EU, share the understanding that the following elements will guide the negotiations under Article 50 of the Treaty of the European Union (TEU):   Negotiation Structure 1. The negotiating rounds will…

Property News Update

Recent research into the London property market has suggested that almost 20,000 homes in the capital lay unoccupied for more than 6 months during 2016. Somewhat surprisingly, the borough containing the most unoccupied houses was the affluent borough of Kensington…

Finance Bill changes: Impact on Non-Doms

Following the announcement of a snap election on 8 May, the Government yesterday decided to drop much of the Finance Bill in order that it can be passed in the short time before Parliament is dissolved. Among the provisions that…

What is EIS (Enterprise Investment Scheme) ?

The Enterprise Investment Scheme (EIS) is a government initiative designed to encourage individuals to invest  in early stage companies. They provide finance for smaller, higher-risk companies to help them develop and grow. The government recognises the benefits smaller businesses bring…

The Overseas Transfer Charge

The introduction of the tax on QROPS transfers that was announced at the Budget 2017 came as somewhat of a shock. However, given the governments previous statements confirming their intended use of QROPS, and it’s fair to say that the…

Non-Dom Residential Property Update

For non-UK domiciled clients, there are two key sets of changes. The first relates to the availability of the remittance basis and the second to the inheritance tax (IHT) treatment of UK residential property. We deal with each in turn….

Budget Statement UK 2017

Budget Statement 2017 – Wilton Briefing In his first Budget on 8th March 2017, the Chancellor Philip Hammond announced the following key points: Tony Flanagan Managing Partner Corporation Tax The rate for the financial year to 31 March 2018 will…

Autumn Statement UK 2016

Autumn Statement 2016 – Wilton Briefing   On 23 November 2016, the Chancellor of the Exchequer, Philip Hammond delivered his Autumn Statement. Here, we outline the key changes that are set to be introduced. Tony Flanagan Managing Partner Corporation Tax…

Wilton Property Investments

Property in the United Kingdom may suffer from the political situation over the next few weeks. However, we are sure that the long-term prospects of property in the United Kingdom will remain high. You only have to ask yourself where…

SBEE Act Updates 2016

SBEE Act The Small Business Enterprise and Employment Act (“SBEE Act”) received Royal Assent on 26 March 2015 and has been in the process of implementation ever since. The introduction of the SBEE Act will make significant changes to company…

Tax Budget UK 2016

Tax Budget UK 2016 George Osborne has today outlined his budget for 2016. We would like to update clients on today’s relevant announcements and changes in the UK tax system. Corporation tax for businesses will be reduced from 20% to…

Changes in the UK Property Sector

Incoming Changes in the UK Property Sector In response to concerns raised by some clients we would like to explain several changes that can impact landlords and second home owners. These concerns come from the incoming change in the Stamp…

Autumn Statement UK 2015

Autumn Statement UK 2015   Today, 25 November 2015, the UK Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne delivered his Autumn Statement. The UK is confirmed to be the fastest growing economy within the G7 since 2010. In the meantime the…

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