IMPORTANT UPDATE to the Trust Registration Service (TRS) – action needed by Trustees to avoid a penalty

As part of the UK’s implementation of the Fifth Money Laundering Directive (5MLD), HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) has extended the requirement for trust registration to non-taxable UK trusts and some non-UK trusts. You should now register all UK trusts and some non-UK trusts on HMRC’s Trust Registration Service (TRS), unless the trust is specifically […]

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Landmark divorce law changes

In what has been hailed as the biggest shakeup of divorce law in 50 years, the Divorce, Dissolution and Separation Act is due to come into force on 6 April 2022. This landmark act will introduce the long-awaited concept of ‘no-fault’ divorce, ending the removal of fault or blame into which many couples are currently […]

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New mobile phone laws whilst driving to come into force on 25 March

A significant step to improving road safety and cracking down on hand-held mobile phone use whilst driving will be implemented from 25th March 2022. In short, the Police will no longer be required to prove that a hand-held mobile phone had been used whilst driving for the purposes of performing an “interactive communication function”. Instead, […]

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Woodfines Solicitors invests in its people with eight senior promotions

Leading full-service legal firm Woodfines, has announced eight senior promotions within its Property, Private Client, Commercial and Regulatory and Dispute Resolution departments.   The promotions, effective as of 1st April 2022, include two new members of the LLP, four new partners and two senior associates. Accepting the promotion to partner are Hannah Johnson, Claire Spencer, Nathan […]

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Statutory Sick Pay Rebate Scheme Closure – What you need to know

The Statutory Sick Pay (SSP) Rebate Scheme was introduced during the pandemic to support employers whose employees were off work due to COVID-19 infection or legally mandated self-isolation. It currently entitles businesses with fewer than 250 employees to reclaim up to two weeks’ SSP for coronavirus-related employee absences that occurred on or after 21 December […]

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