‘Breathing Space’ for those in debt
The government has introduced a new Debt Respite Scheme (or Breathing Space) to help those with problem debt, including those with mental health problems. The scheme, first announced in February and effected on Tuesday 4 May, will give indebted people certain legal protections from their creditors for a set period, or ‘breathing space’. There are […]
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, […]
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 […]
What will happen to our home if one of us dies?
You may be unaware that the way you own your home with your partner or spouse will affect how it is passed on when you die. There are two main types of joint home ownership in the UK: Joint tenancy Tenancy in common Both of these ownership structures have their own advantages, depending on your […]
Car tax increase from 1st April 2021
It’s not an April fool’s prank when I say that vehicle tax goes up on the 1 April 2021. In the revised fee rate schedule you will see the bandings for each vehicle type. It is well worth familiarising yourself with these tax bands, especially if you are planning to make a new car purchase, […]
Getting the show on the road!
As we gradually move to more unlocking of restrictions, we will be seeing an increase in vehicle movement, whether that be for the school run, commuting and in the ever-important logistics sector. The logistics sector has continued to operate throughout the restrictions in providing the essential supply chain for all goods and services that are […]