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It was announced in Chancellor Rishi Sunak’s Economic Statement on 3 March 2021 that individual(s) buying their main home will not have to pay Stamp Duty Land Tax (“SDLT”) for a purchase price of up to £500,000. Please see below a summary of key questions and our views on the same. What are the SDLT rates...
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Covid Recovery The Furlough scheme is to be extended to end of September with the amount employer’s will be asked to contribute 10% in July and 20% in August and September as the scheme is gradually phased out.New Restart Cash Grants will be made available for up to £6000 for non-essential businesses and other businesses such...
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Amid the challenges many have faced this year there are some vast changes in respect of divorce law in the UK. Solicitors may now file divorce and financial remedy applications through the family court online portal. My HMCTS still requires some improvement and it is often not user friendly, but it has unbelievably reduced waiting times from...
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The SDLT holiday has been a welcome break for many homebuyers and home movers during the course of the pandemic, and has ultimately allowed the property market to stay somewhat open.  The deadline is 31st March 2021, and the current rules state that any transactions which are to benefit must complete by this date. However, Right...
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With the Governments job retention scheme set to finish at the end of April 2021, are you and your business ready for the reintroduction of colleagues into the work place? It seems unlikely the furlough scheme will be extended any further given the recent announcement by the prime minister and his plans to ease lockdown restrictions...
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