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Technical articles | 01 Nov 2010
In a widely publicised statement the Government has announced plans to remove from April 2013 child benefit for a household where one member of the family is a higher rate taxpayer. This means on current (2010/11) levels of taxation that if any one of a couple has income of more than £43,87...
Market data | 01 Mar 2010
With the country likely to go to the polls on 6 May, Mr Darling's third Budget was predictably as much a political exercise as a conventional set of announcements. While many of the measures had been set out in last December's Pre-Budget Report, there were also some surprises. These included the ...
Technical articles | 01 Feb 2010
The Conservatives have published their ideas for taxation in their 'New Economic Model'. Their proposals in the paper include bringing forward to 2012 the change in state pension age to 66 for men; stopping tax credits to families with incomes over £50,000; capping public sector pensions ab...
Technical articles | 01 Dec 2009
The UK Government looks likely to address the thorny issue of taxation for insurers and reinsurers in an attempt to put a halt to their moving jurisdiction. Liz Booth reports
Technical articles | 01 Apr 2009
It is obviously important to determine how premiums and benefits under a keyperson policy will be taxed. A business will need to know whether the premiums will qualify for tax relief and if any lump sum benefits that they may receive in the future will be reduced by tax. This article, the l...
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 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 Mar 2008
The current chancellor's first Budget came as no major surprise to most sectors. The following points are especially relevant to the financial services and insurance industry:Reforms to financial services taxation: measures include insurance taxation, Islamic finance, the Thoresen review an...
Technical articles | 01 Nov 2006
Wrapper allocation and taxation are major issues to consider when deciding which investment options are most suitable for any client.  Rob Fisher outlines the key considerations.  Nobody involved in serious investment planning can have failed to have learned about and used, in one...
 

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