Static UK housing market

The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors’’ July report shows the UK house market as ‘flatlining’. 69% of property professionals said that properties over £1m were not reaching their sale price. Halifax also issued their July report that showed that house prices were ‘treading water’. The static market is thought to be a reaction to political […]

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Ground breaking case of holiday pay could affect part-time workers

The case of a part-time music teacher, employed by a school during term time, has been heard at the Court of Appeal. Judges ruled in favour of the teacher after it was decided that the method of ‘pro-rating’ holiday pay (resulting in lower figures) was not provided for within the working time regulations. The ruling […]

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A lovely comment from a satisfied client

One of our clients, very kindly commented on our feedback form, the following remark: ‘All staff, including Mrs Crabtree were very pleasant and kind, and easy to talk to.’

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Emma Watson champions sexual harassment helpline for women

The actress, Emma Watson has championed the launch of a free legal helpline for women who have experienced sexual harassment in the workplace. The helpline – 0207 490 0152 provides free advice to women. Anyone who experiences sexual harassment in the UK workplace have their rights protected under the UK Equality Act 2010. The scheme […]

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Reforms to death by dangerous driving

The new Justice Secretary, Robert Buckland, is reported to be pushing Boris Johnson to reform the laws surrounding death by dangerous driving. Deaths caused by drivers who speed, drink drive or chat on their mobile phones could face tougher sentences under plans by the new government. Buckland wishes to introduce life sentences for death caused […]

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Stamp Duty Overhaul

As Boris Johnson settles in as the new Prime Minster, it seems that he is planning to overhaul the existing stamp duty system and is considering abolishing the levy on homes worth less than £500,000. In an effort to revitalise the housing market, it is also thought that the tax levied on properties over £1.2million […]

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Increase in mortgage lending in first half of 2019

Research from UK Finance, a trade association for the UK banking and finance sector, has shown that high street banks agreed more than £50bn of mortgages to homebuyers in the first half of 2019. This is a 6% increase on last year, with a quarter of a million homebuyers being offered the loans. The increase […]

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Elizabeth Hurley’s son challenges grandfather’s family trust

Elizabeth Hurley’s son, Damian, has challenged his paternal grandfather’s family trust which is reportedly worth over £380 million. Dr Bing attempted to cut his grandson out of the trust as he was born out of wedlock. A court in LA however, ruled in favour of Mr Hurley and confirmed that he is entitled to the […]

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Main NHS negligence claims are A&E related

Figures from the NHS Resolution reveal that the main cause of NHS negligence claims is accident and emergency related. These claims include delays, misdiagnosis and poor treatment. The number of claims within this area increased by 7% in 2017-18, with a total amount of compensation of £404m. If you think that you have suffered an […]

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Inheritance Tax Overhaul Suggested

The Office of Tax Simplification have proposed an overhaul of the inheritance tax system. The proposals suggest that inheritance tax of up to 40%, should be paid within five years of someone’s death as opposed to the seven years it presently is. The proposals also suggest that the different gift allowances should be scrapped in […]

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