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Blick Rothenberg in the Press
BBC News (12/04/2014)
Offshore tax evasion: Osborne sets out new penalties
Senior Partner Bob Rothenberg provides his expert opinion on the Government's new plans to fight tax evasion, saying he believes rather than prosecuting people for tax evasion, the Government want to scare them into owning up. He commented: "That certainly has been the objective that they've followed up to now, with their various... so-called amnesties,"
"And I think that they are thinking that they may get a greater number of people coming forward if the threat of criminal prosecution is there."
FT Adviser (02/04/2014)
HMRC stamp duty bonanza
Senior Manager Nimesh Shah claims that a rise in stamp duty land tax revenues has been driven by an increase in the sale of homes in the £1m to £2m price bracket. He commented: “The stamp duty rates applying to residential property transactions over £1m and £2m are 5 per cent and 7 per cent respectively. Although these latest statistics point towards a resurgent property market, it seems activity at the higher property value end is fuelling the increased tax take.”
bitc.org.uk, Accountancy Age, Accountancylive (02/04/2014)
Access Accountancy launches, Firms unite to provide better access to accountancy qualifications
The Access Accountancy scheme was launched on 2 April, creating a unified approach aimed at helping students from disadvantaged backgrounds obtain accountancy qualifications. Blick Rothenberg has signed up as a partner of the scheme, which will produce a set of measures and targets to increase opportunities for young people from underprivileged backgrounds across the UK.