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Technical articles | 01 Oct 2008
The issue of investor compensation has suddenly come to the fore. While the official UK limit remains at £50,000, and the Chancellor has studiously avoided committing himself to a 100% cover, the chances are that, for now, no retail investor in a UK bank will be allowed to lose money.
Technical articles | 01 Oct 2008
Traditional asset classes have been on a rocky ride over the last 18 months. Equities have been dogged by global growth fears, commercial and residential property have suffered from a shift in sentiment, and lingering concerns about a slowdown in the global economy have all taken their toll...
Technical articles | 01 Sep 2008
John Woolley asks whether, given the arrival of the transferably nil rate band, IHT planning for the death of the first spouse to die is still appropriate.  Inheritance tax planning for a husband and wife has traditionally been based around both, if possible, using their nil rate band ...
Technical articles | 01 Sep 2008
It's been drilled into all advisers, and by advisers into all their clients: past performance is no indicator of what might happen in the future.  So how do you conquer the reflex to study the performance tables?  And, indeed, who's to say there's anything wrong with putting faith...
Technical articles | 01 Sep 2008
The Finance Act 2008 reform of foreign dividends means that dividends from overseas companies now come with ...
Technical articles | 01 Aug 2008
The global investment arena is increasilngly dominated by sovereign wealth funds, many of which operate from Asia and the Middle East. Christine Seib asks if we are seeing a fundamental shift in the balance of global economic power.
Technical articles | 01 Jul 2008
John Wooley clarifies the position regarding the taxation of corporate life policy investment gains following the publication of Finance Bill 2008.  As announced in the 2007 Pre-Budget Report, the application of the loan relationship rules to all investment life insurance contracts (la...
Technical articles | 01 Jul 2008
The tax position of UK and offshore bonds that are owned by companies has changed in the Finance Act 2008.
News items | 01 Jun 2008
Technical news bulletin for June 2008.

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