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'I’ve just come back from Burma,’ says Shauneen Lambe, ‘and there they are trying to build a legal model to protect fundamental human rights. But here, we’re eroding those rights.'
Three of the key factors by which HNWs select their managers show neither model has an edge
An intriguing study points to the influence windows could have on your work performance
At a time when tech giants are too powerful by far, Google's creative interpretation of UK tax laws gives it an unfair advantage over smaller tech start-ups
The Great Rotation has been a hot topic since Christmas — but seems slow to materialise
Angela Ahrendts, Burberry's chief executive, took home £16.9m last year, more than any other FTSE 100 executive. What does this mean for ordinary women?
Harry Mount's vitriolic attack on barristers completely overlooks the devastating effects of legal aid cuts
Freddy Barker speaks to Jo Eccles of Sourcing Property about what to consider when buying an investment property for your offspring
If low returns on trench positions are making you feel emotional, you should consider investing in emotional assets
The right response to such a brutal attack is often the most difficult one
Our specialists solve your HNW problems (gratis!)
In this new anti-tax-avoidance era, when so many tax reliefs have been withdrawn, I've heard that investing in a Business Property Renovation Allowance scheme is one of the few remaining good opportunities for maxing your tax position. Is it true that you can get up to 100 per cent tax relief on the amount invested? And what exactly are these schemes? How do they work? What are the upsides? Downsides?
In this climate, it is a relief to see one potentially attractive tax allowance come through unscathed from recent criticism
- World Wealth Report 2013 shows record $46 trillion held by HNWs, up 10 per cent
- Kaiser Partner reports 'solid' results for 2012
- STEP: British 'tax havens' make plans to reveal who owns what
- Philanthropists recognised in Queen's Birthday Honours
- Trying to import art to the UK to sell? It's just got more difficult
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