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Paul Sutton

The LCN Tax Interview: Paul Morton

We are delighted to feature an interview with Paul Morton, Tax Director at the Office of Tax Simplification (HM Treasury), and former Head of Group Tax at Reed Elsevier Group plc. Why did you get into tax? After reading a science degree I was looking for new challenges. The choices turned out to be graduate recruitment into the Hong Kong Police Force, …
Paul Sutton

The LCN Tax Interview: Paul Barnes

We are delighted to feature an interview with Paul Barnes, Director of Tax at Visa Europe and former Head of Tax, EMEA at Marsh & McLennan. Why did you get into tax? In the old days in accountancy practices, you needed to qualify as a chartered accountant in the audit department before you moved into tax. Whenever the tax people came out to the …
Paul Sutton

Tax pitfalls when buying property SPVs

This article is kindly contributed by Caroline Fleet, Head of Property Taxes at Gabelle LLP. Caroline’s contact details are at the end of this article. Frequently, when purchasing a UK property, the sale takes place with the property held in a corporate or an offshore unit trust ‘wrapper’. Often the sale is undertaken in such a way, due to …
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Structuring joint ventures to finance UK property development: key tax issues

This article is contributed by Stephen Hemmings, a corporate tax director at accounting firm Menzies LLP who has 8 years’ experience of advising clients in the property sector. A popular way for private investors to purchase a stake in the UK property market is to access the resources and expertise of property developers through joint venture …