Insight

29 July 2020

The becoming ‘deemed domiciled’ in the UK conundrum; is your client holding the “right” assets?

The ability to create a ‘protected settlement’, prior to becoming deemed domiciled in the UK for all tax purposes, can be a “golden opportunity”.  But what if it is also a curse?

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Debbie Lumsden

Private Client Director

Insight

14 July 2020

Are you getting fair value from your employee benefit trust provider?

With companies generally scrutinising their expenditure, this might be the opportune time to contemplate the service levels they are receiving in comparison to the fees of such service, to determine whether they are getting fair value.

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Ross Crick

Manager

Insight

9 July 2020

Will you be looking to benefit from the UK stamp duty holiday?

UK chancellor, Rishi Sunak, yesterday announced a stamp duty holiday. For those looking to expand their portfolios, it seems as though now is as good a time as any.

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Dominic Coyne

Senior Manager – Islamic Finance and Funds Group

Insight

8 June 2020

Fundraising in a crisis: why it’s time to consider a Jersey cash box.

COVID-19 has, in many cases, placed significant stresses on companies’ cash flows, even public limited companies (PLCs), and they may need an alternative, fast, flexible and cost-effective way of raising capital to safeguard the future of their businesses and staff.

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Ross Crick

Manager

Insight

19 March 2020

A once in a lifetime, golden opportunity – time is ticking.

As seems to be the case every year, as we lead up to the 6 April UK tax year-end, the more enquiries we get from clients and advisors looking to undertake planning and implement structuring before the client becomes ‘deemed domiciled’ in the UK for all tax purposes. So what is all the rush about?

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Debbie Lumsden

Private Client Director

Insight

19 March 2020

COVID-19 | Office closure

We published our COVID-19 response plan on to our website a little over a week ago. Since then, the severity and spread of the virus has moved rapidly and at 8AM GMT today, 30 March 2020, the Government of Jersey issued a lock-down order which restricts movement from the home and forces the closure of our office.

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Iain Mason

Managing Director

Insight

19 March 2020

COVID-19 Update

COVID-19 has been increasingly dominating headlines, social media feeds, conversation and markets in recent weeks. At VG, the interests of our clients, staff, community and business are at the heart of our plans to safeguard and continue to support and service our client relationships during these unprecedented times.

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Iain Mason

Managing Director

News

25 February 2020

Iain Mason promoted to Managing Director of VG

Iain not only brings unrivalled technical knowledge, he has a solid, holistic in-depth knowledge and understanding of our business. 

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Insight

6 March 2020

2020 - Lifting the veil on women in the Middle East

The International Women’s Day 2020 campaign theme is #EachforEqual. As I consider the notion that an equal world is an enabled world, I reflect back on my first experience of being a woman in the Middle East.

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Paula Evans

Assistant Manager – Islamic Finance and Funds Group

Insight

17 January 2020

2020 - Change for good?

Despite the challenges of Brexit and uncertainty over future UK trading relationships, we remain very confident in the future opportunity for Jersey and for clients choosing the jurisdiction to house their structures.

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Mark Hucker

Executive - Strategy and Projects

News

1 October 2018

VG expands Employee Benefits team

VG has expanded its Employee Benefits team as part of a focus to enhance their offering of complex, bespoke and regular solutions for employee incentives plans.

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Press Office

Insight

19 March 2018

Jersey remains the ideal location for real estate investment structures

Jersey remains robust in the face of pressure and the industry continues to thrive, particularly for investment holding structures where real estate is a major asset class.

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Trevor Norman

Director - Islamic Finance and Funds Group

News

19 March 2018

Revenue Jersey ruling on Murabaha contracts

VG, working with other interested parties in Jersey, has successfully obtained a ruling from the tax authorities in Jersey that profits arising from commodity Murabaha contracts in an Islamic financing transaction are not subject to Income Tax in Jersey.

 

Trevor Norman

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Trevor Norman

Director - Islamic Finance and Funds Group

News

9 February 2018

VG named on Top Trust Companies 2019 list

Jersey fiduciary and administration company VG has been named as a Top Tier Independent Trust Company in the annual eprivateclient Top Trust Company rankings, one of the industry’s most prestigious directories of private-client solutions providers across the globe.

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Press Office

Insight

19 March 2018

Substance in Action 2004

In what promises to be a landmark decision, an Upper Tribunal has reversed the findings from a decision issued in August 2017 which argued that several Jersey companies administered by VG in 2004 were tax resident in the UK.

Trevor Norman and Simon Perchard, Directors

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Trevor Norman

Director - Islamic Finance and Funds Group

Insight

11 August 2017

UK real estate structures – time for a health check?

Now is the time to consider submitting commercial property structures to a health check.

Trevor Norman, Director

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Trevor Norman

Director - Islamic Finance and Funds Group

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Insight

3 May 2019

Waiting for the lightning bolt!

If you wait for the ‘giant leap for mankind’  you are very unlikely to recognise the ‘small step for man’ with which the journey of transformation begins....

Mark Hucker, Executive - Strategy and Projects

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Mark Hucker

Executive - Strategy and Projects

News

11 August 2017

International Savings Plans

Launched in Jersey on 1 January 2019, the international savings plan (ISP) is a new way for employers to establish a savings plan product in a highly reputable and very well-regulated jurisdiction.

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Joel Wheeler

Assistant Manager

News

1 October 2018

VG partners with Jersey Finance to highlight island's strengths in Islamic Finance

VG is proud to be partnering with Jersey Finance to highlight the island’s key strengths in Islamic Finance.

 

 

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Press Office

News

1 October 2018

VG strengthens funds team

VG has made several personnel hires and promotions to support the development of its funds offering into new regions and asset classes. 

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News

12 October 2018

VG introduces Mental Health First Aid team and raises funds for Mind Jersey

VG has created a dedicated Mental Health First Aid team as part of its investment into employee wellbeing.

 

 

 

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