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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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On LBC radio this week the Home Secretary Priti Patel expressed a recent rise in pet thefts as ‘absolutely shocking’ and said that she was in talks about upgrading pet theft to a more serious offence, meaning that more substantial penalties could apply. The results of a BBC freedom of information request showed that five policing...
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A recent article published in the Lancet has raised the concerns about the effect that the Covid19 lockdown has had on children’s mental health.  The study showed that the increase in probable mental health problems reported in adults also affect 5-16 year olds in England.  More than a quarter of children and young people reported disrupted...
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In a landmark case, the Court of Appeal heard from lawyers how the Family Court should treat allegations of domestic abuse. The appeal court’s ruling is likely to have far-reaching implications. The Family Justice system were given the opportunity to inform the Court of Appeal as to how people should be treated during the court process...
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