A client has substantial portfolios of shares managed by five different brokers. There are now up to 100 or more holdings in each portfolio with a lot of sales and purchases in each in the tax year. Unfortunately for the first time this year, several of the same shareholdings appear in more than one portfolio. It would be a huge amount of work to identify the duplicated shareholdings, do the share pooling and deal with bed-and-breakfast rules for these duplicated. This is going to be an ongoing issue and become increasingly complicated to keep track of. Is anyone aware of any easement or concession that allows my client to treat each broker portfolio separately as far as disposals and pooling are concerned? What do others do in this situation?