GAT News September 2015

GAT Newsletter – September 2015

Industry Events


The next GAT Members luncheon will be held on Wednesday 7th October 2015 and will start at 12.30pm.
The GAT lunches are held in The Conservatory at Moores Hotel and registration will be open from 12pm

Mark Pattimore, GAT Chairman will deliver his quarterly industry round-up keeping members up to date with news and events and we are very pleased to let you know that Andy Veron, head of the Association of Guernsey Banks and Ken Bradley from Barclays will be our Guest Speakers.

By arranging this event, GAT has presented its members with an important opportunity to begin a conversation with the AGB and hopes that through this, the two sectors will find common ground and foster a better understanding of the pressures that each experience in today’s straightened climate.

We are happy to accept questions in advance and suggest that these are general in nature and constructive in tone.

Your question can be submitted when you book your place. See below.

Click here to view more details and book your place.


STEP Guernsey, brings you the 2015/16 Lecture Series. These lectures are thoughtfully designed, helping to maintain your CPD and enhancing your knowledge and understanding of Trust & Estate practice, as well as keeping you updated with industry related hot topics. Members and non-members are welcome to join the presentations delivered by professional, highly experienced individuals.

Lunchtime Lecture No.2, 13th October 2015: Trustee Investment by Mourant Ozannes & ARC
Evening Lecture No, 2, 15th October 2015: UHNWI, A Case Study, by Wedlake Bell

Please click here to book your place(s)

STEP Guernsey is delighted to welcome Mourant Ozannes as Sponsor for the STEP Guernsey Lecture Series 2015/16


Only one pass left! GF are seeking support for the STEP LatAm conference taking place in Sao Paulo, Brazil 22-23 October 2015.
Email Kat Gillespie

Keep up to date with the GF events right here – GF Events 2015-16


CRS Consultation

GAT needs your help to assist with the review of the Common Reporting Standard.

The new consultation document was published on 25th September 2015, inviting comments by 23rd October 2015 in relation to draft regulations on The Income Tax (Approved International Agreements)(Implementation)(Common Reporting Standard) Regulations, 2015.

Both the consultation document and the draft regulations can be found on the website via this link:

Rhona Humphreys is the GAT Committee Technical Co-ordinator and would like to hear from you. Click here to contact Rhona.

GIBA Summary Minutes

gibaClick here to view Summary Minutes for the GIBA August meeting.


SOGStates of Guernsey Survey

In June 2015 the States of Guernsey launched its first Island wide community survey. The survey seeks to get a better understanding of our community’s views and experiences. By doing that we can learn more about what is important to individuals and families across our Island.

We want to know where we are doing well and where we can do better and use that information to identify priority areas for changing the way that we deliver services or for making improvements.

There are now only 5 weeks to go before the survey closes on 31 October 2015. Now is the opportunity for your members to have their say and to make their views count. We would very much appreciate input from individuals in the business community. The more responses we receive the more informed we can be when deciding how services will be delivered in the future.

The survey is not about political decision making or policy – it is about our community’s experiences of the service that the public sector delivers, and how we improve that experience.

The survey can be completed online –

Sponsor Article: KPMGKPMG_Logo+Strap_LC_TM

Over the summer, HMRC published consultation papers on its renewed action on tackling offshore tax evasion, outlining the new proposed penalties and criminal offence. KPMG are hosting a seminar on 8th October to explore these proposals and the impact on Guernsey fiduciary businesses.
As part of the session we will examine the practical implications and reality of embedding tax into the control processes of Guernsey financial institutions and the steps they ought to take in order to ensure that the actions of their employees, business partners and agents do not expose them to the new penalty regime or criminal charges. For many organisations there will be a growing need to re-evaluate their clients’ tax affairs and to ensure that an appropriate framework for risk management is in place.

If you are interested in attending, please contact Joni Free on 721000 or at