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Yet more changes to the UK’s non-resident CGT 28/08/2018
Since 2015, UK Capital Gains tax now extends to non-residents if they dispose of UK residential property.
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New UK residence rules 09/01/2013
The UK Government plans to introduce a new residence test. The aim originally was to bring these new rules into effect from 6 April 2012, but this has now been postponed to 6 April 2013. This is a summary of the current proposals, as amended by the draft legislation that was published in December 2012. It is possible the rules could be changed again before they come into force.
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New Tax Rules For ‘Non-Naturals’ Buying UK Residential Property 09/01/2013
On 31 May 2012, the UK Government published a consultation
paper on two new tax measures.
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Proposed Changes to Pensions Legislation 22/12/2010
The draft Finance Bill was issued on 9 December 2010. Royal Assent is not expected until July 2011, so it is possible the laws summarised below may change before they are enacted. Comments on the draft legislation are invited before 9 February 2011.
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Disguised Remuneration 22/12/2010
The draft Finance Bill for 2011 was published on 9 December 2010. It is subject to consultation and the rules summarised below may change before the Bill is enacted (expected July 2011).
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The effects of Shari’a law on will drafting & estate planning

More and more families in the UK have some connection to Shari’a law. For the practitioner, the impact of Shari’a law raises certain challenges. First, advisers need to know that the wills they are drafting are valid. Second, Shari’a law can have an impact on standard UK estate planning.

This article summarises the conflict of law rules, to show how Shari’a law can be relevant, and then gives a very brief overview of the Shari’a laws of succession. Practical examples are included to show the issues that practitioners need to look out for.

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