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How will the Stamp Duty Holiday Affect You?

Kelly Cassidy
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On 8 th July 2020, the Chancellor Of The Exchequer announced that Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) would be temporarily reduced with immediate effect until 31 st March 2020. Under the new rules, the following changes have been implemented: 1. Residential...

Exposing Furlough Fraud

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Many employers throughout the UK have had to work hard to keep their businesses afloat throughout the Coronavirus pandemic.  If their business has been affected or they have had to close during lockdown in accordance with Government guidelines, then...

Neither better nor worse - how TUPE protects when employees transfer

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The case of Ferguson & Ors v Astrea Asset Management Limited shows that an attempt to change contractual terms because of a transfer under TUPE will be rendered void, whether they are to the advantage or disadvantage of the employee.  The directors...

Companies need to get it right to protect against competition

Grant Shackleston
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Companies looking to protect their business by relying on non-compete clauses for key employees should check that any post-termination restrictions are reasonable.  To be enforceable, they should go no further than protecting an employer’s...

HOLDING ON TO THE FAMILY'S WEALTH FOR THE NEXT GENERATION.

Edward Papworth
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Over the last few years families have found that with the increase in the value of property and other assets they may potentially be facing an inheritance tax liability upon the passing of parents and other near family members. The nil rate band for...

So How Good Are Premium Bonds ?

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Premium Bonds are operated by NS&I which, rather than being a bank, is backed by the Treasury, this means your capital is as safe as it gets compared to the £85,000 protection afforded under the Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS) You...

New Code of Practice for Commercial Property

Owin Kan
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"As our high streets come to life and our town centres open for business, it is crucial that both Landlords and Tenants have clarity and reassurance as they seek to keep their finances stable and bounce back." - Communities Secretary, Rt Hon...

We Are Family - the importance of intergenerational planning

Amy Urquhart
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Many parents and grandparents are keen to pass on their wealth to loved ones, but there is little understanding about how this can be done in a controlled and tax-efficient manner. When someone dies, their estate becomes liable for inheritance tax. In...

SPEEDING IN THE A1 ROADWORKS NEAR GRANTHAM

Michael Pace
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Lots of motorists have been left wondering how they managed to get caught speeding whilst going through the road works on the A1 to the west of Grantham, after receiving a Notice of Intended Prosecution (NIP) from Lincolnshire Police. Michael Pace solicitor...