It's human nature to look out in the Budget for those parts that will directly impact on you. In legal circles, there is a lot of talk of reviewing the Legal Aid system and the impact that the massive reduction in the availability of legal aid from April 2013 onwards has had upon the Court's ability to provide access to justice. As … [Read more...] about Budget 2017: Access to justice? No comment
The Chancellor of the Exchequer has announced permanent relief from stamp duty land tax for first time buyers, effective from today. First-time buyers wanting to purchase a property up to £500,000 will not pay stamp duty on the first £300,000 and will pay 5% from £300,000-£500,000. Relief applies where: there is a purchase … [Read more...] about Budget 2017: Stamp duty relief for first time buyers. Is it worth having?