THE COMMISSIONERS FOR HER MAJESTY'S REVENUE AND CUSTOMS
In 2008, the appellant (A) was employed by Bear Stearns in the risk arbitrage unit before and during the period that it was acquired by JP Morgan. A received an offer from JP Morgan to continue to work in his role at the bank, which he accepted. But ultimately in September 2008, he took up a role with Goldman Sachs instead along with other members of his team at Bear Stearns. On leaving Goldman Sachs in 2010, A received a termination payment of £627,965 which he reported in his tax return.