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The Conservative Party's Proposed Higher Tax Allowance for Pensioners

The recent proposal by the Conservative Party to provide pensioners with a special (higher) tax allowance – rather than keeping their personal tax allowance frozen, in the same way it will be for regular taxpayers until April 2028 – appears to be[...]

Date: 12 Jun 2024
Jurisdiction: United Kingdom

UK Business Immigration Update

In December 2023, the Home Secretary announced the government's five-point plan to cut net migration by 300,000 people each year.  Over the last few months, we have seen a whole host of changes to immigration law to reflect the five-point[...]

Date: 12 Jun 2024
Jurisdiction: United Kingdom
Subjects: ImmigrationVisa

The Digital Markets, Competition and Consumers Act 2024: What it Means for ‘Direct to Consumer’ Business

The Digital Markets, Competition and Consumers Act 2024 (‘DMCC Act’) was passed on 24th May 2024 and is to come into effect in Autumn 2024. The Act has a broad scope and, as its title suggests, introduces new regulations in relation to digital[...]

Date: 12 Jun 2024
Jurisdiction: United Kingdom

Global equities are supported by stealth stimuli in the US

This monthly commentary gives a roundup of global markets and trends.  In this article we explore how global stock markets are being boosted by stealth stimuli, such as fiscal easing and record immigration, in the US; improved market[...]

Date: 12 Jun 2024

Mastering UK Inheritance Tax Strategies and Securing Your Legacy


The following is a summary of a recent podcast discussing the UK's inheritance tax laws and the potential strategies for mitigating it. Dmitry Zapol explores how holding a UK business through[...]

Date: 15 May 2024
Jurisdiction: United Kingdom
Subjects: TaxInheritance Tax

Roy Saunders' Concerns for 2024


The following is what I believe is likely to happen in 2024.

Date: 31 Jan 2024

Five Themes for the Rest of 2023

Our main economic indicators suggest the world economy is in a recovery phase. This is usually good for stock markets. Identifying long-term themes can help to manage stock market volatility. If global growth moves higher, USD should dip because[...]

Date: 13 Nov 2023

Secondary Pensions - New Regulations, Statements of Practice and Official Guidance Published

In October, the States of Guernsey passed the Secondary Pensions (Guernsey and Alderney) Regulations, 2023, and issued detailed guidance for employers and employees regarding the new secondary pensions regime. The Director of the Revenue Service[...]

Date: 13 Nov 2023
Jurisdiction: Guernsey
Subjects: Pension Schemes

Why Organizations Should Stay the Course with their EU Taxonomy Reporting

The EY report reveals that 89% of companies in research scope have disclosed some Taxonomy eligibility for turnover, CapEx or OpEx.

Date: 13 Nov 2023
Jurisdiction: European Union
Subjects: Sustainability

International Personal and Corporate Mobility: Summary of Malta Discussion

On 19 September 2023, the International Business Structuring Association (IBSA) held a discussion group meeting in Malta, facilitated by EMCS Ltd. Esteemed speakers, Geraldine Schembri, Partner at EMCS Ltd and Dmitry Zapol, Partner at IFS[...]

Date: 05 Oct 2023