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The Real Agenda Network, podcasts for political change, offers a range of content which aims to inform, inspire and involve those who want a democratic, inclusive and fairer society that respects human rights and protects the planet. The focus is on fixing the fundamental problems of our time, primarily the extreme economic inequality and the unnecessary financial hardship suffered by millions everyday by developing a political agenda that moves us from here to prosperity. That’s The Real Ag ...
 
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States are under pressure and looking for businesses to help bridge the gap. Increased expenses, decreased revenue, and minimal support are a few things that they are battling with. Joe Popp, Principal and Director of SALT Services, is here to give insight on state revenues and departments, tips that could help preserve state business, and what you…
 
In the first of this new podcast series Inequality Bites, Professor Kate Pickett, co-author of the seminal book The Spirit Level, talks to Wanda Wyporska of The Equality Trust about the book’s key findings more than a decade on. Kate and Wanda revisit the crucial link between inequality and health in the context of a pandemic that has proven that w…
 
How could 18 million households could save on their tax bills? Today Andrew Dixon, a former Goldman Sachs executive & now founder of Fairer Share, a campaigning group proposing the Proportional Property Tax talks to Tom Burgess about replacing the outdated council tax & archaic stamp duty. Plus how an 87 year old vicar was posthumously awarded the …
 
A discussion of the impact of DNA testing on inheritance, intestacy laws, surrogacy, and use of frozen embryos postmortem. The American College of Trust and Estate Counsel, ACTEC, is a professional society of peer-elected trust and estate lawyers in the United States and around the globe. This series offers professionals best practice advice, insig…
 
Having a strong foundation is required in anything you build—and that’s no different when you’re working to create a better business. Today, Scott Bechtel, Principal at Rea & Associates, is here to give insight on the construction industry, what he foresees in the future, and how you can create a strong foundation for your business by choosing the …
 
Has Britain lost its way? Gavin Esler, writer, former BBC Newsnight presenter talks to Tom Burgess about how constitutional reform is essential. He gives an exclusive first look into his 2021 book “How Britain Ends” & how to avoid it! Plus in other news: who thinks Britain should be reset, how council tax & stamp duty could be abolished (yes please…
 
An estate planning expert explains the potential business planning issues when giving a family office an interest in an investment partnership it manages. The American College of Trust and Estate Counsel, ACTEC, is a professional society of peer-elected trust and estate lawyers in the United States and around the globe. This series offers professio…
 
As the world becomes more digital, you can be sure that cyber criminals are not slowing down. Today, we celebrate National Cyber Security Awareness Month with Shawn Richardson, Principal and Director of Cybersecurity Services at Rea & Associates, and Conner Mundy, Associate at Rea & Associates, to share the importance of cybersecurity and why you s…
 
An explanation of what donors need to consider when making a charitable donation to a nonprofit? What restrictions need to be thought through? The American College of Trust and Estate Counsel, ACTEC, is a professional society of peer-elected trust and estate lawyers in the United States and around the globe. This series offers professionals best pr…
 
Industries continue to work towards pre-COVID conditions, and now that we are weathering through this storm we can’t help but look ahead. Brian Kempf, principal at Rea & Associates, shares his experience in the agricultural industry, the current economic impacts, what the industry may look like in the future, and the estate planning and tax conside…
 
Catch Up: Compass talks to Sue Goss, author of Open Tribe , about how we should think about society through the framework of gardening, & how this approach should inform our decision making & actions. Clement Attlee said, “Socialism, like the garden, is always changing. Each plant, & the garden itself, is in a state of becoming.” Bloody Complicated…
 
Baroness Ruth Hunt former CEO of Stonewall, editor of The Book of Queer Prophets, and co-founder of Deeds and Words talks with Matt Hawkins, co-founder of Compassion In Politics about the changing perceptions of LGBT+ rights, the often toxic nature of Twitter, & the policies she would introduce if she became a government minister. What Matters? is …
 
Should we raise or lower taxes, or just rebalance the tax system? Robert Palmer Exec Dir of Tax Justice UK talks with Tom Burgess about a new report called Talking Tax. There is now more support for a range of taxes on wealth especially amongst Tory voters, will the chancellor listen? Plus what did Frances O’Grady think was morally wrong and a Time…
 
A review of the dangers of borrowing from a charitable endowment fund during the 2020 pandemic and financial crisis. The American College of Trust and Estate Counsel, ACTEC, is a professional society of peer-elected trust and estate lawyers in the United States and around the globe. This series offers professionals best practice advice, insights an…
 
Working toward normalcy is what we all are striving for, but it may take a little bit longer than we all anticipated - especially if you own and/or manage a restaurant or one of the other small- to mid-sized businesses that were hit especially hard by COVID-19. So, how can you survive economic uncertainty and rebound from the coronavirus crisis? Th…
 
Today we tell you about just some of the people you will be hearing in our new series of The Real Agenda, including: Jennifer Nadel, co founder of Compassion in Politics and former ITN Home Affairs editor, Dr Gail Bradbrook, co-founder of Extinction Rebellion, Gavin Esler, author and former BBC Newsnight presenter, Julian Richer, the entrepreneur a…
 
What is ante-mortem probate? How does it differ from premortem probate and is it the ultimate will contest prevention technique? The American College of Trust and Estate Counsel, ACTEC, is a professional society of peer-elected trust and estate lawyers in the United States and around the globe. This series offers professionals best practice advice,…
 
Businesses and individuals continue to be greatly affected by the lasting impact of COVID-19. But as we take a look at the industries across the board, construction may be one of the few that has had a positive outcome as a result. Today, David Catanese and Jack Kehl Surety from Overmyer Hall Associates share what they foresee for the construction …
 
Catch Up: Compass talks to writer, political scientist and commentator Miatta Fahnbulleh. Miatta is a British economist and Chief Executive at the New Economics Foundation. She is also a key partner in our 350-strong coalition of civil society leaders demanding the Government to #BuildBackBetter, from unions to faith groups to NGOs. Our society can…
 
Catch Up: Compass talks with Shadow Foreign Secretary Lisa Nandy MP. Lisa’s been working tirelessly as an MP for 10 years now but rose to prominence this year as a contender in the Labour leadership election. Before that, she held a range of shadow cabinet roles, and founded the Centre for Towns. We discuss community responses to the crisis, being …
 
A discussion of disclosure, attorney–client privilege, work-product doctrine, and what to keep in mind in the event of a will or trust contest. The American College of Trust and Estate Counsel, ACTEC, is a professional society of peer-elected trust and estate lawyers in the United States and around the globe. This series offers professionals best p…
 
Searching for business relationships that are right for your organization can be quite the challenge, but understanding your boundaries as a business and creating best practices to follow could be the key to a healthy relationship with your client. On this episode of unsuitable, Mark McKinley, Regional President of West Central Ohio at Rea & Associ…
 
Catch Up: Compass talks with Steve Reed MP (Shadow Communities & Local Government Secretary) & Mike Wilson, (Exec Dir of Pembroke House, a centre for social action which has set up a food distribution hub to respond to the crisis) about what have community groups & Local Government learnt about working together, and how can we build on the lessons …
 
Catch Up, Compass talks to Labour MP for Tottenham, shadow frontbencher, author, & activist David Lammy MP. From Windrush to Grenfell, and beyond, David is a notoriously dedicated and tireless campaigner for social justice. Now, as Shadow Secretary of State for Justice, David is continuing to hold the government to account over the deep inequalitie…
 
An explanation of how the SECURE Act impacts special needs trusts, AMBTs, and disabled and chronically ill beneficiaries from experts in the subject. The American College of Trust and Estate Counsel, ACTEC, is a professional society of peer-elected trust and estate lawyers in the United States and around the globe. This series offers professionals …
 
Staying compliant as an employer is more important than ever, but with ever-changing policies, it can be tough to keep up with the government's requirements. As businesses struggle with employee retention and recruitment, it is imperative that you understand the current regulations. Luckily, Renee West, senior manager at Rea & Associates, is going …
 
Our flagship show, The Real Agenda with Tom Burgess returns to The Real Agenda Network very soon. Each episode will feature news and views from groups campaigning for economic and social justice such as Compassion in Politics, Taxpayers Against Poverty and Coalition for Economic Justice and others. The focus will be on fixing the fundamental proble…
 
Catch Up: recorded 26 May 20, Compass talks to Guy Standing, Professor of Development Studies at SOAS, founding member and honorary co-president of the Basic Income Earth Network and author of Battling Eight Giants: Basic Income Now. The idea of a universal basic or guaranteed income has been advocated for centuries. Thinkers from Tom Paine in the …
 
Catch Up, ICYMI: In the last Democracy in Lockdown episode, we talk about our main takeaways of the podcast series, our favourite episodes, what we’ve learned, and how to go forward. We remember the key moments during the lockdown, from insufficient PPE, to emergency powers, to the furlough scheme and the impact on migrants' rights. Created by Unlo…
 
Unique insight into possible estate and gift tax legislation, transfer tax legislation, during and following the 2020 election year. The American College of Trust and Estate Counsel, ACTEC, is a professional society of peer-elected trust and estate lawyers in the United States and around the globe. This series offers professionals best practice adv…
 
Catch Up, ICYMI: The climate crisis and how the UK’s undemocratic system let the fossil fuel industry squeeze out the people. We talk to EJ and Oliver, environmental activists with UKSCN, about their fight for climate justice, and how participation and solidarity should be at the heart of all social struggles. Created by Unlock Democracy and distri…
 
With the 2020 elections approaching and the uncertainty of what the future holds for COVID-19, we can expect to see new legislation and tax-related provisions over the next few months. Today, Chris Axene, principal at Rea & Associates, shares some of the decisions we can expect to see from the Supreme Court, as well as some of the questions you sho…
 
Catch Up, ICYMI: How have Government decisions affected migrant workers in the UK during the pandemic? In this episode, we’re joined by Dolores Modern from the Latin American Women’s Rights Service (LAWRS) to hear about the impacts on migrant communities. Created by Unlock Democracy and distributed by The Real Agenda Network https://unlockdemocracy…
 
Catch up, recorded 12th May 2020, Compass talks to Layla Moran, Liberal Democrat MP for Oxford West & Abingdon and party Spokesperson for Education. Layla has been an MP since 2017, before which she was a teacher, and is now competing in the upcoming Liberal Democrat leadership election. After a disappointing result at last year’s general election,…
 
Catch Up: recorded in May 2020, Compass talks to Caroline Lucas, Green MP for Brighton Pavilion & twice leader of the Greens. As the covid crisis rumbles on, with huge implications for communities, society & our economy, we’ll be chatting to Caroline about what we can do now and how we make sure that we build back better. Known all over the world a…
 
Reviewing and creating estate planning documents - POA, medical directives and living wills during the COVID-19 pandemic. The American College of Trust and Estate Counsel, ACTEC, is a professional society of peer-elected trust and estate lawyers in the United States and around the globe. This series offers professionals best practice advice, insigh…
 
Embracing diversity and inclusion in the workplace is one of the many things that can strengthen your company culture (and bottom line), but a lot of employers don’t understand how and when to start taking action. So we invited Desiree Lyon, Human Resource Manager at Rea & Associates, onto the show to teach us about the importance of diversity in t…
 
Part 2 on how tax justice can help address systemic racism in USA, reforming the private tax of healthcare & the myth of millionaire tax flight. Plus: how much wealth is stashed offshore?!! Tax Justice Network Senior Advisor & economist Jim Henry & John Christensen talk on why TJN estimate of $21 to 32 trillion has been vindicated by new figures re…
 
2020 estate planning strategies including the gift tax annual exclusion, IRS code 2503(e), low interest loans to family, SLATs and CLTs. The American College of Trust and Estate Counsel, ACTEC, is a professional society of peer-elected trust and estate lawyers in the United States and around the globe. This series offers professionals best practice…
 
In a short period of time, banks have drastically changed the way they operate in the hope of easing the financial anxiety in the marketplace. With commercial banks being at the epicenter of a financial storm, you can’t help but look at all the ways COVID-19 has affected the banking industry; with many challenges and changes, banks had the monument…
 
Part 1 on how tax justice can help address systemic racism in the US. Plus: did you know Britain’s slave owners compensation loan was only settled by the government in 2015 on behalf of taxpayers? The legacy of centuries of institutionalised racism is that a wealth chasm has been created between black and white communities. The City of London in Br…
 
An expert estate planning attorney reviews the options available for reporting the income tax from grantor trusts. The American College of Trust and Estate Counsel, ACTEC, is a professional society of peer-elected trust and estate lawyers in the United States and around the globe. This series offers professionals best practice advice, insights and …
 
Continuing to manage your organization's costs can be difficult to keep top-of-mind — especially with everything else going on. COVID-19, a troubled economy, figuring out how to bring employees back to work... you have enough on your mind, and it can be tempting to take the "set it and forget it" approach with your costs. But understanding your tru…
 
In this episode, how governments around the world are undermining our tax collection services. As eyes turn to Central Banks during the coronavirus pandemic, we ask who are they serving? And look at little-known court ruling concerning the actions of the European Central Bank – the second-most important central bank in the world. We talk to Johann …
 
Information for estate planners when a will or trust includes a beneficiary who resides abroad including residents of Israel and the UK. The American College of Trust and Estate Counsel, ACTEC, is a professional society of peer-elected trust and estate lawyers in the United States and around the globe. This series offers professionals best practice…
 
Identifying when it’s time for you to finally retire isn’t an easy decision to make. Then, when you finally do decide it’s time for you to exit the business, you soon realize how difficult it is to actually make the whole “retirement” thing happen. There are so many moving pieces and so many factors to take into consideration that it can actually b…
 
An explanation of how gifts from non-US persons can pass completely free of US gift tax if they are done correctly. The American College of Trust and Estate Counsel, ACTEC, is a professional society of peer-elected trust and estate lawyers in the United States and around the globe. This series offers professionals best practice advice, insights and…
 
Late last year, lawmakers passed one of the most substantial updates to help business owners with new retirement plans. Today, we are going to take a look at the SECURE Act and the impact it currently has on companies, beneficiaries, and individual retirement accounts. Paul McEwan, principal and director of Benefit Plan Services with Rea & Associat…
 
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