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Are you considering releasing equity on your property?

Posted in Legal News, Right | Posted on 29 Oct , 2019

Equity release allows homeowners over the age of 55 to unlock part of the financial value in your home to help manage your financial situation in later life. A loan is taken out against your property,…

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Government abandons planned probate fee increase

Posted in Left, Legal News | Posted on 29 Oct , 2019

The Government has abandoned its plans to increase probate fees following a campaign by experts and associations to scrap the fee hike. The plans would have seen some bereaved families pay up to £6,000,…

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New cybersecurity project to protect businesses from online fraud, says Government

Posted in Legal News, Right | Posted on 29 Oct , 2019

The Government is launching a new cybersecurity programme to protect businesses from the threat of online fraud. It comes after a third of businesses reported having been victim to a cyber breach or attack…

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Civil Partnerships rise for third consecutive year

Posted in Left, Legal News | Posted on 29 Oct , 2019

According to the latest figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS), the number of civil partnerships formed in England and Wales during 2018 has increased. This is the third consecutive year…

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Government announces plans that will require employers to pass on all tips to staff in full

Posted in Legal News, Right | Posted on 29 Oct , 2019

The Government has announced proposals for new legislation, which would make it a legal requirement for employers to pass on all tips to workers in full. The move would be expected to benefit over a million…

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English court ruling says email signature block can form a binding and legal contract following property dispute

Posted in Left, Legal News | Posted on 29 Oct , 2019

A ruling by Manchester County Court has stated that a work email signature block can be used to form a binding and legal contract, which has cost a land seller £25,000. The case arose from a property…

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Over half of UK businesses are still not fully GDPR compliant

Posted in Left, Legal News | Posted on 25 Sep , 2019

According to the findings of a recent survey, more than half of UK businesses are still not fully compliant with GDPR. The findings indicate that a significant number of businesses could end up on the…

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Government to increase access to small business finance

Posted in Legal News, Right | Posted on 25 Sep , 2019

The British Business Bank (BBB) will ramp up its existing services to increase access to small business finance. It comes after policymakers, ministers and banking chiefs met earlier this month to form…

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Rising number of parents take legal action over ‘Bank of Mum and Dad’ loans

Posted in Left, Legal News | Posted on 25 Sep , 2019

An increasing number of parents are taking legal action to get their money back following the Bank of Mum and Dad (BOMAD) loans to help their children buy their own home. Recent research has found that…

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IR35: What you need to know

Posted in Legal News, Right | Posted on 25 Sep , 2019

HMRC has issued new guidance for fee-payers, intermediaries and engagers to assist with the operation within the revised rules for off-payroll working, which come into effect on 6 April 2020. The off-payroll…

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