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Latest Legal News

Latest Legal News

Land And Buildings Transaction Tax - Sub-Sale Transactions

You may have read our previous blog on Land and Buildings Transaction Tax (“LBTT”) which comes into force on 1 April 2015. In that blog, I had commented that the LBTT regime, at the time of writing, did not offer a form of sub-sale relief as is available under Stamp Duty Land Tax (“SDLT”).

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Can Obesity Amount To A Disability?

Recent reports suggest that around 64% of men and 57% of women in the UK are overweight or obese, and nearly half of the UK population are predicted to be overweight by 2050.

In light of these statistics, the recent opinion by the Advocate General in the European case of Kaltoft v The Municipality of Billund could, if followed by the European Court later this year, notably extend disability discrimination protection for employees who are extremely or morbidly obese.

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DB To DC – Lamborghinis All Round?

The news that members of final salary pension schemes are to be allowed to take advantage of the new rules on how pensions can be accessed will be welcomed by all but the most paternalistic.

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