Insight

13 January 2021

Timing, cost and control: Top 3 considerations for deemed domicile planning.

As the 5th April deadline approaches Debbie Lumsden, Private Client Director at VG, explores the top three considerations for clients and their advisors when contemplating settling an offshore trust as part of deemed domicile planning.

Debbie Lumsden

Debbie Lumsden

Private Client Director

Insight

1 December 2020

The April countdown begins: Is tax the only driver for establishing a trust?

As a whirl wind 2020 draws to a close, it sets the scene for UK-resident non-domiciliaries to begin considering their plans for 2021, particularly for those who will become deemed-domiciled. Whilst the tax protections afforded by “protected settlements” tend to command the spotlight, Debbie Lumsden explores the many non-tax related advantages which can help meet the many demands, desires and concerns of prospective settlors.

Debbie Lumsden

Debbie Lumsden

Private Client Director

News

26 October 2020

Venturing beyond borders: A South African perspective

South Africans venturing offshore (whether investing directly or setting up structures), have been accused of disloyalty to the country. There are several reasons why this is simply not true and why offshore should feature in the investment landscape of all South Africans.

Paul Roper

Paul Roper

Director

Insight

21 October 2020

Trust us, take tax advice.

There are occasions when clients and their representatives tell us that a structure is not tax driven and sometimes we are told that there are ‘no tax issues’. So, why else should clients and their advisers consider taking tax advice?

Debbie Lumsden

Debbie Lumsden

Private Client Director

News

29 July 2020

VG named on 2020 eprivateclient Top Trust companies

VG has once again been recognised in the annual eprivateclient Top Trust Companies rankings, one of the industry’s most prestigious directories of private-client solutions providers across the globe.

VG

VG

Press Office

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?

Debbie Lumsden

Debbie Lumsden

Private Client Director

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?

Debbie Lumsden

Debbie Lumsden

Private Client Director