Webinar: Don’t sleepwalk into the IHT Trap

We recently held a live webinar together with Ascot Lloyd about Inheritance Tax, with the following points being covered: The basics on calculating tax and how an estate is valued The nil-rate band Gifting, including exemptions Gifting into a trust The panel consisted of Jenny Teal and Zara Bracegirdle, both solicitors in our Private Client […]

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New permitted development rights for commercial property

From 1 August 2021 there will be a change to permitted development rights whereby if certain conditions are met, unused commercial buildings can be converted into residential dwellings. This will be referred as the new business use class MA and the conditions that need to be met will include: The building must have remained unoccupied […]

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Farming divorce: do we have to sell the farm?

According to ONS data, a third of marriages over the past 50 years have ended in divorce. In addition to the stress and emotional pain a relationship breakup can cause, it also results in the need to detangle the complex web of marital assets that have often built up over the years. For farming families, […]

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COVID-19 pandemic reveals stark workplace inequalities

A report from the Trades Union Congress (TUC) has revealed that workers in so-called ‘insecure’ jobs – i.e. agency workers or those on zero-hours contracts – are twice as likely to have died from COVID-19 as those in more secure forms of employment. According to the research, the COVID-19 mortality rate for male insecure workers […]

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SDLT surcharge increases for non-UK residents

1 April 2021 saw a significant change to the way non-UK residents are taxed for residential property purchases. Originally proposed in the 2018 Budget, a new surcharge for Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) now applies for non-UK resident buyers of residential property in England and Northern Ireland. Essentially, they will pay an additional 2% on […]

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Woodfines Employment Support Service

In our latest podcast, Andrew Buckley talks about the Woodfines Employment Support Service and provides information on Employment Tribunal figures for 2019/2020, along with examples and potential outcomes for claims, including unfair dismissal, sex discrimination and age discrimination. For more information on our Employment Support Service click here.

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