Offshore law firm Harneys has taken a novel approach to the ubiquitous COVID-19 advice packs created by firms and made activity books for children.
In an inspired take on how lawyers can assist clients in lockdown, Harneys has produced the puzzles "to help entertain your little ones". The books can be downloaded and printed out, or you can just let the little rascals draw on your screen.
Naturally, the books contain a wealth of subliminal branding.
An insider told RollOnFriday that at least the books were keeping staff busy at the only firm with its own ASS Unit.
"Feel free to forward to friends...especially to friends looking for investment advice."
"I want to work in a tax shelter when I grow up!"
While no more egregious than the equivalent books provided on airlines (R.I.P.), it does feel a little strange to see the next generation being indoctrinated to pick Harneys as their go-to offshore firm.
Other letters of the alphabet are available.
Remember to tell Mummy and Daddy the difference that, unlike the shop on the left, Harneys is always open.
And the difference here is that one house was bought tax free with carefully managed finances.
Rather than a maths question about a bakery or sweet shop, the arithmetic problem is something that kids of ultra high net worth individuals can really relate to:
Next question: calculate how to take the jet to Marbella in lockdown.
A crossword puzzle takes the first steps in showing children that wealth and investment funds can be hidden:
HMRC may also be searching for some of the above.
A traditional pot of gold at the middle of the maze is not sufficient for this audience, so the kids are tasked with locating the private plane:
And the book encourages kids to have a rummage:
- Something smooth: A tax lawyer whose strategies may or may not land you in trouble with the authorities in five years.
- Something that lights up: Your lawyer's face when instructed.
- Something rough: Your bill.
- Something you can see through: Shameless marketing.
The kids can also colour in the locations of their offshore trusts:
"Fun...Harneys...Fun...Harneys" "Emily, are you alright?" "Yes mummy"
Harneys did not respond to a request for comment either by email or with a crayon.