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About In House Tax

This weblog is a news and views site for tax professionals within the UK and international in-house tax community.  You will find information about appointments and people moves in and around the in-house tax market, issues affecting the in-house tax professional, opinions on the state of the tax job market, updates on tax technology, and other general thoughts of the day.

Hope you find it useful.

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This site has been developed by Simon Godley, who also runs the niche tax recruitment company Talentpool Selection . Simon spends a lot of his time placing tax specialists into FTSE companies, large in-bound groups and some professional services organisations. He also recruits and is well networked around the UK tax technology and VAT markets.

Tax News

Tax & Treasury man gets Group FD role

Tuesday, 14 October 2008

Capital & Regional plc, the co-investing property asset manager, has appointed Charles Staveley as group finance director, he will join the board with effect from 1st October, 2008. Before joining the company in September 2007 as finance director, he was head of tax and treasury at COLT Telecom Group and prior to this he held roles with various other companies, including at security printer De La Rue Group plc, US-based aircraft and financial services group Textron Inc, and secure printing and industrial group Novar plc. Staveley qualified as a chartered accountant with Arthur Andersen and has additional tax and treasury qualifications.

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WPP confirms tax led relocation to Ireland

Wednesday, 1 October 2008


WPP, the world's second-biggest advertising and marketing group, has confirmed it plans to move its official headquarters from Britain to Ireland because of punitive changes to the British tax regime.

A WPP spokesman told Reuters on Sunday the advertising giant was likely to issue a stock exchange announcement this week on its plans to change domicile.

The decision to move offshore will be a huge blow for the Treasury, particularly as Martin Sorrell, WPP chief executive, has acted as an ambassador for British business.

WPP, who paid ₤204m in UK taxes last year and conducts almost 90% of its business outside Britain, estimates the tax regime changes would add tens of millions to its British tax bill.

SG comment: This is quite a big deal for the Treasury as WPP do have such a high profile reputation in global marketing and advertising, and was worthy of a mention by David Cameron in his Conservative party conference speech today.

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