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Stamp Duty Land Tax – Scrapped for first-time buyers

Chancellor, Phillip Hammond, announced on the 22nd November that stamp duty is to be abolished for first-time buyers on properties up to £300,000 with immediate effect. The cut will permanently raise the price at which a property becomes liable for stamp duty to...

SUPREME COURT QUASHES THE EMPLOYMENT TRIBUNAL AND EMPLOYMENT APPEAL TRIBUNAL FEES ORDER 2013

The Supreme Court ruled on the 26th July 2017 that the Government's employment tribunal fees are "illegal" and preventing people access to justice. The Supreme Court did not rule against the fees themselves, rather that they should be set at a level that everyone can...

‘DEPENDENT CONTRACTOR’ STATUS PROPOSED FOR THE GIG ECONOMY BY TAYLOR REVIEW

Anyone who deals with employment law and employment practices knows that the landscape of employment status is filled with potential traps and minefields with now the waters further muddied by a new addition. “Dependent Contractor” is the new work status proposal as...

Stamp Duty Land Tax – Scrapped for first-time buyers

Chancellor, Phillip Hammond, announced on the 22nd November that stamp duty is to be abolished for first-time buyers on properties up to £300,000 with immediate effect. The cut will permanently raise the price at which a property becomes liable for stamp duty to...

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PILOT SCHEME TO CAP COSTS AT £80K

Pilot scheme to cap costs at £80k Civil claims costs have always been scrutinised and measured on the proportionality principle and now there is a proposed scheme of levelling fixed costs for civil claims. Lord Justice Jackson is finalising his report on the capping...

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IMMIGRATION LAW UPDATE

A number of changes to the Immigration Rules came into effect on 24 November 2016, with further changes coming into force in April 2017.  Some of the key changes which took effect in November 2016 are as follows: The Tier 2 (General) minimum salary threshold for...

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INCREASE IN PROBATE REGISTRY FEES – WHAT DOES THIS MEAN?

UPDATE - The MOJ have on the 21st April 2017, scrapped the proposed increase in probate fees. Whether this remains the case after the election is still to  be decided.  The MOJ have recently announced a proposed increase in probate fees, despite strong objections from...

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SOCIAL MEDIA AND DISCLOSURE REQUIREMENTS FOR AIM COMPANIES

“Inside AIM” have published a recent article that examines the interaction of social media with disclosure obligations under the AIM rules.  An AIM company must have in place procedures, resources and controls to ensure it complies with the AIM rules (Rule 31).   The...

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ENTERPRISE INVESTMENT SCHEME RELIEF REQUIREMENTS

The case of Abingdon Health Limited v HMRC involved the First-tier Tribunal considering the requirements for qualifying for relief under the enterprise investment scheme (EIS).   EIS is essentially in place to encourage investment in smaller or high risk companies by...

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PEOPLE WITH SIGNIFICANT CONTROL

The ‘People with Significant Control’ (PSC) register was introduced on 6 April 2016 and imposes obligations on most companies, Limited Liability Partnerships and Societas Europaea to identify and record details of persons who ultimately own and exercise control over...

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WARRANTIES IN SHARE PURCHASE AGREEMENTS

The case of  Idemitsu Kosan Co Ltd v Sumitomo Co Corp was decided by way of summary judgement.  It held that when a party produced a Share Purchase Agreement in which it is expressly stated that the party is only giving a warranty, this party does not, by concluding...

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Stamp Duty Land Tax – Scrapped for first-time buyers

Chancellor, Phillip Hammond, announced on the 22nd November that stamp duty is to be abolished for first-time buyers on properties up to £300,000 with immediate effect. The cut will permanently raise the price at which a property becomes liable for stamp duty to...

read more

PILOT SCHEME TO CAP COSTS AT £80K

Pilot scheme to cap costs at £80k Civil claims costs have always been scrutinised and measured on the proportionality principle and now there is a proposed scheme of levelling fixed costs for civil claims. Lord Justice Jackson is finalising his report on the capping...

read more

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PILOT SCHEME TO CAP COSTS AT £80K

Pilot scheme to cap costs at £80k Civil claims costs have always been scrutinised and measured on the proportionality principle and now there is a proposed scheme of levelling fixed costs for civil claims. Lord Justice Jackson is finalising his report on the capping...

IMMIGRATION LAW UPDATE

A number of changes to the Immigration Rules came into effect on 24 November 2016, with further changes coming into force in April 2017.  Some of the key changes which took effect in November 2016 are as follows: The Tier 2 (General) minimum salary threshold for...

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