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  • FSL meets Nick Leeson

    Last week, FSL were pleased to see those that attended our exclusive evening with Nick Leeson. It was extremely interesting to hear his story and understand the events that led to the collapse of Barings Bank in 1995.  The impact of which can still be felt in the financial services sector through the increased levels […]

  • ESG at the Heart of Governance

    Last month FSL attended the Chartered Governance Institute’s (CGI) ESG Summit 2022.  The focus of the day was on how to steer ESG changes within the boardroom and understanding the changing regulatory needs.  The event was well attended and included speakers from the FCA, PwC, FRC, MSCI, HSBC and Goldman Sachs. A recent FTSE 350 […]

  • Tax Talk – Residence & Domicile

    One danger with a blog that runs monthly is that some juicy, relevant topics can come and go in the public’s attention before we’ve even planned the next post.  On the other hand, a view taken when the dust has settled on an issue can be more holistic.  Whilst we will not comment directly on […]

  • FSL Chain Mail (20th April 2022)

    FSL’s Chain Mail is a regular blog containing links to news articles that we think are worth sharing. Rampant inflation, anxieties surrounding interest rate hikes and geopolitical uncertainties have shaken investor confidence in recent months, according to Sentix, an organisation providing weekly and monthly assessments of global economic morale. In this edition of chain mail, […]

  • WTax & FSL Partnership

    ‘WTax and Financial Software Limited partner to improve investment returns for high-net-worth investors’ A partnership between Financial Software Limited (FSL) and WTax is set to boost the recovery of reclaimable withholding tax for HNW investors with foreign, direct investments. WTax, a foreign tax recovery specialist that provides wholly outsourced withholding tax recovery solutions, has partnered […]

  • The 7th Annual Economist Sustainability Week

    Four months on from COP26, FSL representatives attended the seventh edition of the Economists Sustainability Week. The event scrutinized how existing policy and regulatory frameworks have addressed climate change, and the progress made so far on emission-reduction commitments. Over the course of the four-day event, industry experts were brought together with policymakers and researchers from […]

  • Tax Talk – Main Residence Tax Relief

    A couple of weeks ago, a piece in Taxation magazine got me thinking.  It was about the tax relief for selling your main home (the tax technical name is Principal Private Residence relief or PPR relief) and how that relief may be adversely affected by our new age of working from home.  This interested me […]

  • Spring Statement 2022

    Below is a summary of items announced that may be relevant to FSL clients. For more detail, please refer to the GOV.UK website. Personal Tax: National Insurance threshold increase: From July the threshold for paying National Insurance will be aligned with income tax at £12,570.  This is estimated to equate to a £6bn personal tax cut […]

  • New Members of the FSL Team – Infrastructure Team

    The past few months have seen new members join the FSL team.  We firstly welcome two new additions to the Infrastructure team.     Callum “Joining FSL in the infrastructure team, soon after finishing university, has been a brilliant experience and I feel I’ve settled into the role well.  I’ve been supported greatly by those […]