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  • A brief history of ESG

    ESG investing has grown rapidly in recent years.  Originally, its roots were in the religious movements of Anglo-American countries in the 19th century, who restricted members from investing in businesses that dealt in alcohol, tobacco and gambling.  This form of participation became known as Ethical Investing.  In the late 20th century, protest movements demanded institutions […]

  • Some Facts & Figures From CGiX

    For some of our clients, FSL provides secure access to CGiX through an internet browser.  This enables the centrally managed upgrades and enhancements to be implemented more frequently and easily.  During 2020, we have seen more clients opt for this type of ‘hosted’ service and have been monitoring the flow of transactions on the system. […]

  • New Members of the FSL Team

    FSL continued to grow during 2020.  One team in particular that has seen its numbers swell is the Data Team.  They are a specialist and dedicated resource that manage the securities and corporate actions data required by CGiX and the Data Consultancy arm of FSL. Pirthipal and Robert join Preya and the rest of the […]

  • New Temenos & FSL Partnership

    Even in lockdown we’ve been unlocking potential. Building bridges is quicker when you start from both ends.  It will be quicker still when both ends are already available for deployment and built to an agreed standard where they meet so just need to be manoeuvred into place.  The same can be said for platform connectivity […]

  • UK Tax Day Announcements

    Yesterday, the government published more than 30 tax updates, consultations and documents on the first ever Tax Day.  The announcements were part of their plan to strengthen policymaking, modernise the UK tax system and tackle non-compliance. In an effort to modernise tax administration, they announced renewed funding and an expansion to the Making Tax Digital […]

  • The History of CGT

    Following the budget, and as we wait for the latest announcements on Capital Gains Tax by the Treasury on Tax Day or suggested in the Office of Tax Simplification report, we thought that it was a good time to remind ourselves of how this tax has evolved. Capital Gains Tax (CGT) was first introduced by […]

  • FSL Chain Mail (8th March 2021)

    FSL’s Chain Mail is a regular blog containing links to news articles that we think are worth sharing. Last week the Chancellor announced the Government’s taxation and spending plans, in his much-anticipated Budget speech.  The Chancellor confirmed a number of new policies including a small profits tax rate, corporation tax hikes for larger organizations, and […]

  • Spring Budget 2021

    Here is a summary of items announced that may be relevant to FSL clients.  For more detail, please refer to the GOV.UK website and the Overview of Tax Legislation and Rates (OOTLAR) published by HM Treasury and HMRC that gives a comprehensive summary of all the tax-related changes.  All the changes announced will form part […]

  • UK Tax day

    Last week, the Treasury announced that it intends to lay a Command Paper “Tax policies and consultations (Spring 2021)” before Parliament on the 23rd March.  This will contain announcements relating to tax policy and include the launch of a number of consultations.  The change aims to separate consultation announcements from other statements made on Budget […]