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Private Rental Landlords Facing Double WhammyOctober 1, 2018

Tax changes that affect residential landlords have sparked a massive sell-off, with 133,000 rental properties likely to be sold in the next year according to...

£500,000 or £1 Billion? It’s Just a Matter of TimingSeptember 26, 2018

The recent £500,000 fine for Facebook regarding the transfer of data to Cambridge Analytica was widely criticised as being inadequate (Facebook makes roughly £3.5 million...

Court Refuses to Act as Referee to Determine Appropriate Repair SchemeSeptember 23, 2018

Anyone who has bought a new build property will be familiar with a 'snag list' of items that should be rectified. Normally these don't present...

Force Majeure Attempt to Avoid Agreement FailsSeptember 20, 2018

Oil exploration is a risky business and industry contracts commonly make provision for unforeseen events that interrupt production – known to lawyers as 'force majeure'....

Tax Mitigation Scheme Failure Proves DisastrousSeptember 11, 2018

Collecting debts is often a long and arduous process, but the use of bankruptcy proceedings can be an effective means of bringing matters to a...

Commercial Articles

Settlement Agreements Guide

Following changes made by the Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Act 2013, compromise agreements were renamed ‘settlement agreements’ and new provisions (Section 111A) were inserted into...

Stamp Duty Land Tax: Beginner’s Guide

Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) is a self-assessed tax. The onus is on the taxpayer to make the necessary land transaction return, calculate the tax and...

Step by Step Plan for Health and Safety Compliance

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has published a ‘step by step plan’ for businesses for protecting the health and safety of workers and others....

Taking a Franchise – the Basics

There are many potential benefits of buying a franchise, such as having access to well-established business and accounting systems, centralised marketing and a proven business...

Tax Avoidance Disclosure Rules

UK tax law is almost unique in that it contains regulations which require professionals to advise HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) of information regarding tax...