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Speeding tickets and what to do (and what not to do)

Michael Pace
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Many people receive a speeding ticket and without asking any questions simply reply to the police giving their details. Some people do not properly follow the instruction on the Notice and get themselves into worse trouble, ending up with 6 points instead...

END OF AN ERA FOR HELP TO BUY?

Jennifer Cooke
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Current Scheme As it stands today, anyone purchasing a new build property could benefit from the existing  Government Help to Buy: Equity Loan scheme which provides 20% of the value of new build properties outside of London and 40% in London. As a...

FURLOUGHED EMPLOYEES TO RECEIVE FULL REDUNDANCY PAYMENTS

Kayleigh Howarth
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The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy announced last week that they will be implementing a new law which means that all furloughed employees will receive a redundancy payment based on their normal wages – not the furlough rate! ...

Watching out for Director's Duties in difficult times

James Dent
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With lockdown starting to ease and businesses starting up again after many weeks of closure, the issue of Director's Duties will begin to raise its head as directors find ways for their business to succeed in the "new normal". Director's...

Landlords - Prepare for Reactivation!

Nigel Bescoby
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Landlords and tenants will be acutely aware of the stay imposed on Possession Proceedings. The stay is scheduled to end on the 23 August 2020. The big question though is what happens next? In short the answer is the new temporary Practice Direction 55C...

Speeding up your property sale - property information and enquiries

Robert Alcock
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There was a time not many years ago when conveyancing mainly involved checking the contract and title deeds, and carrying out essential searches. A seller would also provide a completed property information and fittings and contents forms. Whilst title...

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...