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The week on eprivateclient: 2018 50 Most Influential, Autumn Budget, RSM and more...

24/11/2017 Will Sidery

A look at the top stories on eprivateclient this week…

Monday

The 2018 eprivateclient 50 Most Influential - the definitive list of the movers and shakers in the UK and UK Crown Dependencies’ private client sector – is unveiled

Tuesday

Law firm Stephenson Harwood strengthens its private wealth team with the arrival of partner Laurence Ho, who joins the firm's Hong Kong office. Mr Ho’s practice is focused on international tax, trust and estate planning matters for high net worth individuals, families, estates and fiduciaries

An Indian restaurant owner who lined his pockets by stealing £117,000 in VAT he charged his customers for takeaway meals, is sentenced to two years and fined £75,000

Wednesday

The first Autumn Budget in over 20 years takes place, with Chancellor Philip Hammond offering hope to first time buyers after scrapping SDLT on properties below £300,000. However, the Budget also contained 18 further tax evasion/avoidance measures aimed at squeezing wealthy UK taxpayers

UK audit, tax and consulting firm RSM promotes private client specialist Rajiv Vadgama to partner.  Mr Vadgama becomes a tax partner in the firm’s private client practice in London. At the same time, RSM also promotes Ian Taylor to audit partner and who will be based at the firm’s office in Liverpool

Thursday

A boutique family law firm which aims to “provide a holistic approach to family disputes” opens in Jersey. The firm is headed by Victoria Myerson who was previously head of family law at Applebys

Friday

Following the inclusion of new anti-avoidance legislation in Wednesday’s Budget, UK accountancy firm Blick Rothenberg warns taxpayers with unreported offshore income, or are concerned an existing offshore arrangement may have become ineffective, have “only 10 months to bring their tax affairs up to date”

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