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Alternative law firm fined for making “millions” of unsolicited PPI phone calls

An alternative law firm has been fined for making millions of unsolicited nuisance PPI phone calls. Read More

Gifts out of income and their benefits to beneficiaries

Giving away surplus income as a gift to family members is often promoted as an excellent way of planning for the future and as a way of reducing liabilities on a person’s estate. But how do the rules regarding gifts work in practice? Read More

BTL tax reforms deemed ‘misguided’ as Philip Hammond is asked to reconsider

Estate agents Haart are urging chancellor Philip Hammond to reconsider the government’s “misguided” buy-to-let tax reforms as a lack of new homes to buy pushes up rental prices by six per cent. Read More

Number of landlords looking to re-mortgage hits all-time high

A new mortgage tracker reveals that the number of buy-to-let landlords looking to re-mortgage their properties hit a new ‘all-time high’ in the third quarter (Q3) of 2018 – contradicting the commonly held view that recent regulatory changes are deterring buy-to-let investment. Read More

New price transparency guidance published

The Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) has published further guidance on price transparency ahead of the 6 December deadline. Read More

Law Society asks “all” members to report gender pay gap

The Law Society for England and Wales has this week encouraged all law firms to voluntarily report their gender pay gap statistics to build a “clearer picture and way forward”. Read More

What does IR35 mean for the legal sector?

The Chancellor confirmed yesterday that off-payroll working rules will be introduced to the private sector from April 2020. Read More

Sharp rise in buy-to-let mortgage lending to limited companies

New figures published by Mortgages for Business this week reveal that buy-to-let lending to limited companies – rather than to individuals – has increased sharply in the past year. Read More

Is your law firm ready for the price publication deadline?

The Law Society of England and Wales has warned law firms to prepare and plan ahead for this year’s deadline to publish price and service information. Read More

Landlords reminded to take note of self-assessment registration deadline

UK landlords who are not yet registered with HM Revenue & Customs’ (HMRC) self-assessment tax system are being reminded that the deadline for registration falls on Friday 5 October 2018 – which is now just one week away. Read More

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