Budget throws M&A spotlight on UK funds sector

A radical shake-up of the UK's pensions and savings industry could be the trigger for suitors to look afresh at deals in the asset management industry, even if they can be hard to secure.


EU nations agree to combat tax evasion

All 28 EU member states have now signed up to an agreement to combat tax evasion after Austria and Luxembourg dropped their objections to a plan first mooted in 2008, officials say.


Cyprus: Cyprus And Norway Sign Double Tax Avoidance Agreement

The new agreement is based on the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development Model Tax Convention and provides for the exchange of information in accordance with the relevant articles thereof. The agreement will take effect once it has been rat


Greeks Among World’s Best Tax Dodgers

Hitherto, the consistency with which Greek citizens meet their tax obligations has perhaps not been noted by the rest of the planet as being among their strong suits.


Jersey signs tax agreement with Belgium

Jersey and the Kingdom of Belgium signed a tax information exchange agreement at the Residence of the Ambassador for the Kingdom in London today


‘Clients should use charity tax breaks’

The divisional director for tax and technical support at St James’s Place said clients could make significant savings on their tax bills by making donations.


Georgia, Germany ink two financial agreements

Germany agreed to allocate 124.5 million euros to Georgia of which 115 million are a soft loan, and 9.5 million a grant on the basis of the agreement on financial cooperation.


FATCA update for UK trustees

Many UK advisers believe that the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act only applies to UK trusts if there are US beneficiaries, settlors or investments.