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Lessons Not Learned

10 Steps to Stable Financial Markets

Much has been written and spoken about  the lessons learned from the financial crisis of 2009. In this book, we list the lessons not learned before the financial crisis. The purpose of this book is to demonstrate that the theoretical and intellectual frameworks for regulating financial systems that had been available since at least 2001 could have prevented the systemic failure in the United States that led to the collapse of global credit markets in 2008.

Leach's Tax Dictionary

Leach’s Tax Dictionary contains:

  • 10,000 definitions
  • 3,000 abbreviations explained
  • 200 pages of tax, financial and historical data related to tax
  • Where applicable terms are explained with reference to relevant case law, statutes or guidance

 Use the special offer code Ebook4free to get the print and digital version together at no extra cost.

Jean Paul Getty

The meek shall inherit the Earth – but not its mineral rights

Jean Paul Getty (1892-1976) -  a powerful, oil tycoon who was at one point the richest man in the world, with a private life described as ‘bizarre beyond belief’, but what drove him and shaped the man he was?

The author looks at the difficulties Getty had in interacting with others on a personal level, and why many have portrayed Getty as living a solitary, even lonely life, despite being surrounded by guards, staff, visiting business colleagues and female companions.  Instead he suggests that Getty's fortune was to serve as the central foundation of his life. His need to create, defend and expand that fortune – all of which he successfully did – is key to understanding his life.

Introduction to European Tax Law on Direct Taxation

Sixth edition

This handbook is a concise guide for all those who aim at obtaining a basic knowledge of European tax law. Designed for students, it should be useful as well for experienced international tax specialists with little knowledge of European law, European law specialists who are reluctant to approach the technicalities of direct taxation and non-Europeans who deal with Europe for business or academic reasons and need to understand the foundations of European tax law. The authors also consider that this book can be useful to academics without a legal background in order to approach the technical issues raised by European Union tax law. During the past two years the growing role of state aids and EU fundamental rights have confirmed the trend that steers them towards having an equivalent impact on direct taxation as compared to the one traditionally had by fundamental freedoms. This edition contains selected relevant information available as of 30 June 2020.

Insurance Premium Tax

A user's guide

Insurance Premium Tax is a guide for practitioners and those involved in the insurance industry. It summarises how the IPT is applied in practice, the definition of an insurance contract, looks at exemptions from the tax, the application of the higher rate and issues affecting non UK risks and global policies. It also explores compliance issues such as IPT registration, the submission of returns and payment of the tax, changes in rates and the penalty regime.

Implied Trusts and Beneficial Ownership in Modern UK Tax Law

Implied Trusts and Beneficial Ownership in Modern UK Tax Law looks at that gap which lies between books on tax and those on trust law, and tries to bridge the two. How and why is beneficial ownership important in UK tax? This book is ideal for academics and practitioners alike. Those practitioners specialising in trusts should find this book an interesting and useful aid to supplement their knowledge of implied trusts and the relationship between the more-usual express trusts. Whether you are new to the tax profession, or a seasoned professional, there will be something here for everyone.

Hetty Green

The First Lady of Wall Street

Hetty Howland Green (1834-1916), born Hetty Howland Robinson, and known in her later years as “The Witch of Wall Street”, was born in the whaling town of New Bedford, Massachusetts to Quaker parents. This biography charts Hetty Green’s extraordinary ascent up the pyramid of wealth to a point where, in the earliest years of the twentieth century, she was being identified as the richest woman in America.

The first in a series of brief biographies of significant tycoons, this is an insight into the life and methods of one of the earliest and most influential business women in the US. It examines the source of her wealth, and her method of building upon that.  It also profiles those who helped or thwarted her along the way.

130 pages. Includes a family tree, further reading, timeline and index.

Handbook of cost and management accounting

The primary focus of this book is on techniques and concepts of cost and management accounting for strategic business decisions. It considers both conventional and contemporary issues.The book is a reference source for practising accountants, senior executives and managers working in human resources, operations, and accounting divisions. It is also ideal for courses in graduate programs such as master's degree, MBA orExecutive MBA.

A Guide to Insurance

Combining governance, compliance and regulation

By Nigel Feetham Contributions by Robin Amos

A Guide to Insurance examines the practice of insurance law as an issue of governance. The author applies a practical approach to insurance regulatory law (both domestic and international) and provides a guide to current trends, markets and policy choices facing governments and regulators. The book covers the way captives as well as open market insurers are regulated, how they operate and what the potential issues are.

The Glorification of Plunder

State, Power and Tax Policy

This book is about two things: tax and power.

This book explores the complex dynamics of the debates which inform tax policy, the interaction between tax and power and how power relations between various groups in society and between individuals and the state are manifested through tax system. This helps to explain why the rules, procedures and practices are all formulated to suit their interests of the most powerful groups in society.  

European Employment Laws

A comparative guide

The book reviews the evolution of labour law within the EU, analyses the distinct regional approaches to employment and welfare, and looks at the pressures for change within a further enlarged EU. The authors then provide a basic outline of employment law in each of the 28 member states, and in Turkey, Montenegro and Bosnia Herzegovina (all of whom are preparing for membership). It is intended for HR persons, lawyers looking for basic knowledge, policymakers & lawmakers elsewhere in EU, and EU bodies.

Equality and Anti-Discrimination Law

The Equality Act 2010 and other anti-discrimination protections

Equality and Anti-Discrimination Law covers The Equality Act 2010 and other anti-discrimination protections both within the UK legislation and in the context of EU law.

As well as the Equality Act 2010,  other key areas covered include atypical worker protection and family friendly regulation: each of these are discussed  to sufficient detail to enable the reader to gain a working understanding of how each operates.The text takes account of case law from both UK courts, and European Courts where this is needed. This helps show the interaction that UK and EU law has in the area of equality law, and how the systems are interdependent.