Legal News

Three quarters of businesses admit they are unaware of tax evasion laws

Posted in Legal | Posted on 27 Mar, 2019

A new survey has revealed that three-quarters of businesses are unaware of the corporate criminal offences relating to activity which is seen to facilitate tax evasion. On 30 September 2017, the Criminal…

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Government launches consultation on Stamp Duty Land Tax surcharge for non-UK residents

Posted in Legal | Posted on 27 Mar, 2019

Amid fears that property purchases by people based overseas are pushing up house prices for UK residents, the Government has launched a consultation on applying a one per cent Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT)…

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What happens if your clients are considering retirement?

Posted in Legal | Posted on 27 Mar, 2019

At a time when life expectancy is rising and healthcare is forever evolving, many Britons are living for 20 to 30 years after they retire, which is why making adequate preparations for retirement is now…

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Get ready for upcoming payroll changes

Posted in Legal | Posted on 22 Feb, 2019

Employers in the UK are being reminded to take sufficient measures to prepare for the upcoming changes to legislation regarding payroll, which will come into force on the 6 April 2019. The changes to the…

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Bereaved spouses may be paying unnecessary tax on ISAs

Posted in Legal | Posted on 22 Feb, 2019

A new Freedom of Information request has revealed that last year only 21,000 people took advantage of a tax scheme that allows a surviving partner to expand their ISA allowance to include funds from their…

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What happens if my clients or I have questions about VAT?

Posted in Legal | Posted on 22 Feb, 2019

In the UK, businesses can only charge their customers VAT if their business has been registered for VAT purposes with HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC). This is one of many rules governing the notoriously…

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Law Society critical of extra tests for EU lawyers in event of no-deal Brexit

Posted in Legal | Posted on 28 Jan, 2019

The Solicitors Regulation Authority’s (SRA) plans for additional tests for EU lawyers – in order for them to practise in England and Wales in the event of a no-deal Brexit – has been cautioned…

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Trainee solicitors’ salaries on the rise for the first time in three years

Posted in Legal | Posted on 28 Jan, 2019

A survey of more than 500 trainee solicitors has found that around 25 per cent are being paid below the Law Society’s recommended minimum wage. This is an improvement over the last three years, from…

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Two-year pilot for fixed costs scheme begins

Posted in Legal | Posted on 28 Jan, 2019

The voluntary two-year pilot for a fixed-fee scheme in which lawyers will be limited to £80,000 in overall costs began on the 14 January. For those taking part, the pilot will be running for certain business…

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What happens if my clients fall out with their shareholders?

Posted in Legal | Posted on 28 Jan, 2019

Nobody goes into business expecting things to go wrong, but unfortunately, there are a number of reasons shareholders will fall out with one another – and even the smallest disputes can pose big problems…

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