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Naturalising as a British Citizen - where to start, and a few taster tips

Tom Yates
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Choosing to naturalise as a British citizen is undoubtedly an important, life-impacting decision that requires thorough consideration. It may involve renouncing one’s nationality of birth and personal heritage, may have an impact on your family...

Increase in compensation for discrimination claims

Natalie Gibbons
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Where a Claimant succeeds in a discrimination claim, an Employment Tribunal has the ability to: Order payment of compensation (uncapped) Make recommendations Make a declaration as to the Claimant’s and Respondent’s rights Injury to...

Side Letters - Handle with care!

James Ballaam
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“Can’t we just do a side letter?” are words a Commercial Property solicitor will no doubt hear countless times throughout the year. However such requests need to be handled with the utmost care and caution to ensure your client is not left...

Money Matters - Pensions "Shopping Lists"

Daniel Elkington
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What can I buy with my pension? Read on to find out… Can I buy my house? No. Can I own my house with a company and buy the company with my pension? No. Can I buy a buy-to-let with my pension? No – not ever have or will you ever be...

Landlords have just months to meet energy performance targets or face big fines

Andrew Morley
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From 1 April 2018 Regulations under The Energy Act 2011 (EA 2011) will make it unlawful for a private Landlord to rent out a domestic property that does not have a minimum energy rating of E. This will apply to all new tenancies and renewals after that date....

No pot of gold at the end of the rainbow

David Rogerson
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Most people who take out a pension feel they have acted sensibly and secured their future financial security. Working for many years to save sufficient for a happy retirement. Unfortunately some are in for a shock when they get closer to retirement and find...

Money Matters - Taxation of Pensions. "Not a free meal ticket"

Daniel Elkington
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After the success of the last five ‘money basics’ articles we are continuing this theme with a series of articles on focused subjects. The next five will be covering the overly complex subject of pensions in a little more detail. So, we’ve...

Money Matters - The Annual Allowance. "Tax relief"

Daniel Elkington
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After the success of the last five ‘money basics’ articles we are continuing this theme with a series of articles on focused subjects. The next five will be covering the overly complex subject of pensions in a little more detail. Last week we...

Money Matters - Flexi-Access Drawdown. "With great power comes great [x]"

Daniel Elkington
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After the success of the last five ‘money basics’ articles we are continuing this theme with a series of articles on focused subjects. The next five will be covering the overly complex subject of pensions in a little more detail. Last time we...

IMMIGRATION UPDATE: FINANCIAL RULES RELAXED FOR FAMILY SETTLEMENT VISAS

Louis Harman
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Recent changes to the Immigration Rules confirm that the Caseworkers should now give more consideration to wider sources of income and financial support when assessing family visa applications against the strict £18,600 minimum income requirement. ...