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  1. News - World - BRITAIN

    Tax havens in spotlight as nine countries sign up to international tax protocols

    Posted May 30th 2013, 12:00am by GDN

    ... The Guardian in London Pressure on British overseas territories amid push to revamp global tax frameworks Tax havens in spotlight as more data shared A wealth of information about companies and individuals registered in well-known tax havens is set to come to light now that nine more countries have signed up to international tax protocols. Luxembourg, Singapore and Austria, ...

  2. News - World - BRITAIN

    Cameron urges overseas tax havens to help fight levy evasion

    Posted May 21st 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in London Cameron seeks help from overseas tax havens British Prime Minister David Cameron wrote to the leaders of overseas tax havens yesterday, urging them to help ... to expose tax dodgers with an investigation of a massive cache of bank account data from tax havens that was leaked to the authorities. The three countries said they were sharing the huge trove ...

  3. Property - International - BRITAIN

    Mainland buyers of British property unfazed by new taxes

    Posted Apr 18th 2014, 10:37am by Toh Han Shih

    ... Toh Han Shih hanshih.toh@scmp.com Mainlanders, who spent about £3.5b on British property last year, are unfazed by new tax laws New taxes won't dampen Chinese interest in UK Property-related taxes imposed and proposed by the British government will not deter mainland Chinese intent on buying property in Britain, lawyers and industry insiders say. "The new tax laws ...

  4. Property - International - BRITAIN

    Sales of luxury British homes surge despite tax increase

    Posted Sep 12th 2012, 12:00am by Bloomberg

    ... Bloomberg in London Increase in stamp duty on prime real estate has little effect, with overseas buyers in search of a safe haven flocking to London Luxury sales surge despite tax ... a transaction tax known as stamp duty on homes sold for more than £2 million to 7 per cent from 5 per cent. The use of corporations set up in offshore tax havens such as the Cayman Islands to avoid ...

  5. Property - International - BRITAIN

    Home prices in London run out of steam as common sense takes hold

    Posted Jun 18th 2014, 03:29am by Bloomberg

    ... from cash-rich foreign investors seeking a haven. Rightmove's report showed British house prices had jumped 7.7 per cent in the past year, with London up 14.5 per cent. The surge has ...

  6. News - World - BRITAIN

    George Osborne buys round of whisky for restive Scots with tax freeze

    Posted Mar 20th 2014, 09:24pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in London Minister buys a round for Scots with tax freeze British finance minister George Osborne has frozen tax on Scottish whisky in his annual budget, ... whisky and other spirits, I'm today going to freeze them," Osborne told Parliament on Wednesday. Tax on beer dropped by one pence (HK 13 cents), but duty on other alcoholic products ...

  7. News - World - BRITAIN

    Britain’s Ukip rides anti-EU wave to open up lead in European elections

    Posted May 26th 2014, 01:03pm by >Agence France-Presse

    ... very hard into the old Labour vote … we’re going to make a breakthrough in Scotland and our people’s army will go from here.     “I promise you this; you haven’t heard the last of us.” ...

  8. News - World - BRITAIN

    Labour's Ed Miliband calls for inquiry into Pfizer bid for AstraZeneca

    Posted May 05th 2014, 05:43am by Reuters

    ... in attracting foreign companies to Britain by creating a favourable tax and regulatory environment. For centre-left Labour however, the call for government intervention to defend national interests ...

  9. News - World - BRITAIN

    Bill before House of Lords threatens Prince Charles’ Duchy of Cornwall

    Posted Mar 31st 2014, 08:45pm by GDN

    ... The Guardian in London Special rights, including tax exemptions and immunity from planning, under threat in a radical bill to be put before the House of Lords Charles in battle to retain privilege Prince Charles faces a Westminster campaign to strip him and his estate of special privileges including tax exemptions, a power of veto over new laws and immunity from legislation covering ...

  10. Property - International - BRITAIN

    Impact of a UK capital gains tax on foreign-owned property likely small

    Posted Nov 13th 2013, 04:01am by Peggy Sito

    ... Peggy Sito peggy.sito@scmp.com Foreigners' transaction costs in Britain will still be relatively low even if second homes are taxed Capital gains tax unlikely to deter London buyers A possible capital gains tax on sales of British properties by foreign investors will have a limited impact on demand and will not stem price rises, property consultants say. Even allowing ...




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