The New National Living Wage

24th March 2016

From 1 April 2016, a new National Living wage of £7.20 per hour will be introduced.  This new compulsory wage will apply to all employees, most workers, and apprentices aged 25 years and over.  This will be the largest annual increase in a minimum wage rate since 2009 in cash and real terms. The National Minimum Wage continues to apply for those… Read More

Improving access to justice..

15th March 2016

...despite soaring court fees    Just a year ago, and following a review of court costs by the Ministry of Justice, we saw huge increases in fees for issuing court proceedings in the County Court and High Court. A year into the new regime and top UK judges and litigators alike roundly condemn the spectacular increases and some describe them… Read More

Stamp Duty Land Tax - New rules effective 1st April 2016

9th March 2016

Don't get caught out by the change in SDLT rules that are about to come in. Recent years have seen a significant increase in the purchase of property by individuals in order to rent out as a means of maximising income on savings in the current climate of low interest rates and returns on savings. A number of private landlords… Read More