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The week on eprivateclient: Irwin Mitchell, Autumn Budget, Blick Rothenberg and more...

20/10/2017 News Team

 A look at the top stories on eprivateclient this week…

Monday

The UK's tax agency - HMRC - won a landmark case against a tax avoidance scheme promoter that could lead to the recovery of £110 million

Tuesday

2017 eprivateclient Top Law Firm Irwin Mitchell Private Wealth made two promotions with Nick Rucker being appointed national head of tax, trusts & estates and George Merrylees being promoted to partner

London law firm Wedlake Bell appointed Michael Salters as a partner in the firm’s pensions and employee benefits team, with property solicitor Christopher Milner joining the firm’s real estate team

Wednesday

Accounting, tax and advisory practice Blick Rothenberg warned that the Autumn Budget will be “tricky” for Chancellor Philip Hammond as he faces pressure from a number of sectors…

Thursday

A study by research firm Prudential found that advisers expect referrals from accountants and lawyers to become a bigger source of new business over the next year, with 15 percent stating that accountant and lawyer referrals are currently their biggest source of new business

Meanwhile, 2017 eprivateclient Top Trust Company PraxisIFM is extending its pension servicing offering with the acquisition of a 50 percent stake in RiskCo Group in the Netherlands

Friday

As part of a growing trend of a number of accountancy firms bolstering their legal offerings, London based tax and advisory practice Blick Rothenberg expanded its private client offering with the appointment of Rebecca Goldring as solicitor/manager

 Ahead of the November Budget, mutual insurer Royal London is calling for the UK tax system to be rationalised following new analysis showing that around 775,000 people pay more tax on each extra pound that they earn than a millionaire

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