The HSBC scandal has turned up the heat on avoidance and evasion in the run up to the general election. Robert Lovell reports on the implications for accountants.


It seems that many ex-Premier League footballers are in financial trouble

The SRA has fined a law firm £2,000 for a series of property deals that took place where lenders were not informed buyers were using SDLT avoidance schemes between 2011 and 2012. 

The government will introduce a diverted profits tax on multinational companies who move profits generated in the UK to lower tax locations overseas.


Monday morning again - we can't believe half of November has flown by already.


A recent case was heard at the First-Tier Tribunal regarding the conflict between commercial decisions and tax avoidance motives (A Fisher, S Fisher, P Fisher  v HMRC).  It can clearly be

The courts continue to find in favour of HMRC in cases involving avoidance schemes, with the most recent example being Vaccine Research Limited Partnership and another v CRC at the Upper Tribunal.

Employers that have used employee benefit trusts (EBT) to avoid tax have until March next year