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The EU Publishes a First Draft of the Withdrawal Agreement with the UK

European Union, United Kingdom - March 1 2018 On 28 February 2018, the European Commission published a draft Withdrawal Agreement setting out the EU’s proposed arrangements for the withdrawal of…

Tim Wright

EU: “Hard” Brexit Would Come with Border Friction and Costs

European Union - February 21 2018 The European Union has published a technical note warning of dire consequences for businesses if the UK leaves the EU with no deal in place. The…

Tim Wright

Five facts about the proposed UK diverted profits tax

United Kingdom - February 10 2015 The UK government has proposed its "diverted profits tax" in order "to counteract contrived arrangements used by large groups (typically…

No extension of English law privilege to accountants, non-lawyer tax advisers

United Kingdom - October 28 2010 The UK Supreme Court decision in Prudential PLC and Prudential (Gibraltar) Limited v Special Commissioner of Income Tax and Philip Pandolfo (HM Inspector of Taxes) has confirmed that legal professional privilege only covers communications with lawyers and does not include communications with accountants and other non-lawyer tax advisers.

Raymond L. Sweigart