News for January, 2015

January 23, 2015

Clarity Needed on New Land Tax

In Scotland, Land and Buildings Transaction Tax (LBTT) will replace Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) from 1 April 2015. Donald Drysdale CA and Series Editor at ICAS Partner* Bloomsbury Professional - asks what shape will Land and Buildings Transaction Tax be in by 1 April?

January 21, 2015

The Companies Act 2014 Seminar

Due to demand a second Companies Act 2014 seminar will take place on Thursday 5 March 2015.  For further information click here or contact

January 16, 2015

Government Publishes Legislative Agenda for First Half of 2015

This week the Government published its legislative agenda for the first half of 2015. There are plans to publish over 41 pieces of legislation by July.

January 16, 2015

EU General Court: No Trade Mark for Monaco

Monaco v OHIM, Case T-197/13

January 15, 2015

Better compliance with UK Corporate Governance Code reported but improved adherence to UK Stewardship Code required

An FRC report has found that levels of compliance with the UK Corporate Governance Code have continued to increase, but more needs to be done to ensure that asset owners and managers follow up their commitment to observe the principles laid out in the Stewardship Code.

January 6, 2015

One Month in a Minute: December 2014

Sarah Laing summarizes recent developments in UK tax.

January 5, 2015

Courts and Tribunals: December 2014

Julian Harris summarises selected recent decisions.

January 5, 2015

Inheritance tax: Pilot error

A series of consultations and proposals by HMRC on simplifying the calculation of inheritance tax charges for trusts has ended with a targeted attack on tax planning using multiple (or ‘pilot’) trusts.

January 5, 2015

VAT news and cases roundup: December 2014

Andrew Needham comments on recent VAT developments