Spain passes new law to combat illegal fishing and rings in praise from NGOs

TweetNew Spanish law 33/2014 has marked tougher penalties for Spanish citizens involved in illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing anywhere in the world. As Europe’s largest fishing member state (followed by UK, France and Italy) Spain represents 20% of Europe’s fishing capacity and employs the most number of people in the fishing industry. This an important […]

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Culture in Spain January Roundup

Cultlure Spain

TweetThe new year begins on a high note as opera is projected live, the Guggenheim celebrates its evolution and Barcelona offers children a magical beginning to 2015 The opera makes its way into your heart this new year thanks to London’s Royal Opera House. The esteemed leading opera company, centered in the iconic Covent Garden […]

How to reduce your US taxes

Tweet I hear it and read it so often: The US tax law is ‘convoluted, unclear, full of double negatives, and incredibly punitive with penalties and interests’. Some clients have previously been told by other advisers there was nothing they could do to reduce their taxes because their income was too high, or, have been […]

Small businesses in Spain closing doors at end of Ley Boyer

TweetSmaller businesses are being forced to close as landlords raise commercial property rents resulting from the 20 year ‘Ley Boyer’ ending on January 1st 2015. The law introduced in 1994 protected businesses whose lease had begun before 1985, exempting them from rent increases for 20 years (inflation-linked). This gave many family businesses the opportunity to […]