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Latest Legal News

Latest Legal News

Be Careful What You Lift For

Following Professor Ragnar Löfstedt’s independent review of health and safety legislation in 2012, the HSE is taking forward the recommendation to review its Approved Codes of Practice (ACoPs).   A consultation on revising the ACoP relating to the Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations 1998 (LOLER) is currently in progress and remains open for responses until 14 October. 

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Land And Buildings Transaction Tax - The Wait Is Over

LBTT rates have been announced by the Scottish Government today and tables showing each of these can be downloaded here.

LBTT will be calculated on a “slab” basis so e.g. for a commercial property priced at £1,000,000 the calculation will be:

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Parody In The UK: No Laughing Matter

Robert MacVicar

In Treehouse of Horror V, an episode of The Simpsons which aired almost exactly a decade ago, Homer Simpson went insane within the confines of Mr Burns’ mansion after Mr Burns removed the cable TV and beer in a (futile) attempt to spurn Homer into working hard as his caretaker.  Without his vices, Homer is a lost soul.  Yes,  “no TV and no beer make Homer go crazy”.  All fans of Jack Nicholson will immediately have recognised that the episode was The Simpsons’ attempt at a parody of Stanley Kubrick’s The Shining

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