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  • New Members of the FSL Team – More for 2021

    2021 has seen a flurry of new hires for FSL.  Following on from the new members that started at the beginning of the year we have additions to the Infrastructure, Development and Business Analysis teams. Ben returned to FSL’s Infrastructure team after a couple of years away working for a charity.  His new role as […]

  • ESG Investor Concerns

    As part of FSL’s monitoring of key drivers within the financial services sector, we examine results from the latest research.  This month we have focused on some interesting data and studies on ESG. UK advisers are not obliged to specifically ask clients about their sustainability preferences is one of the consequences of Brexit.  Furthermore, the […]

  • JP Morgan Corporate Challenge 2021

    For the 7th consecutive year, FSL participated in the JP Morgan Corporate Challenge (JPMCC). As the event was held virtually this year, participants were able to walk, jog, or run any 3.5 mile (5.6km) route regardless of location, time of day, or terrain. We would like to thank Sarah, Rita, Zuzana, Ken G, Jackie, Charlene, […]

  • Headlines from COP26

    Following ‘Finance Day’ at COP26 yesterday, here are the main headlines:   UK Pledges to Become World’s First Net-Zero Aligned Financial Center Rishi Sunak announced proposals requiring financial institutions and listed companies to publish net-zero transition plans, by 2023 that specify how they will adapt and decarbonize as the UK moves towards a net-zero economy […]

  • Residential Property CGT Update

    Though the budget didn’t include the anticipated changes to CGT as suggested in the Office of Tax Simplification’s May 2021 report, one recommendation was announced.  The deadline for reporting CGT on residential property sales will be extended from 30 days to 60 days.  This new rule will be applied to all property sales on or […]

  • Autumn Budget 2021

    Below 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 it provides a thorough summary of all the tax-related changes.  All the changes announced will form part of […]

  • Launch of New ETHiX Website

    We are pleased to announce the launch of the newly created ETHiX website, in conjunction with the release of FSL’s new ESG portfolio rating and modelling tool. The new website highlights the growing importance of ESG within the financial services sector. The website boasts a fresh look and user-friendly navigation, updated with the latest information […]

  • Lead Up To COP26

    As world leaders prepare to assemble in Glasgow, there is an increasing expectation on them to leave the COP26 summit with a clear strategy on how to confront the pressing climate issues that threaten our planet.  Here we take a look at a few areas that are likely to be discussed. The forthcoming climate summit […]

  • OTS Report on Tax Year End

    Last week, the Office of Tax Simplification (OTS) published its latest report that investigated the potential to move the date of tax year end. It examined 31st December and 31st March options, and concluded that “the government and HMRC should pursue ways to formalise arrangements to allow (or even require) taxpayers to use a 31 […]