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Latest Legal News

Latest Legal News

Making The Tough Times A Little Easier

Amanda Davy

Chancellor Philip Hammond has urged the Office of Tax Simplification to review inheritance tax (IHT) to ensure that the system is “fit for purpose”. Britain’s IHT system is among the most complex and onerous in the world and has become increasingly difficult to understand in recent years, causing anxiety and anger, often needlessly so.

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LChalmers

Sleep-in Shifts and the Social Care Compliance Scheme

1. Background to the Scheme

On 1 November 2017, the Government launched the Social Care Compliance Scheme (the “Scheme”) for social care providers that may have incorrectly paid workers below the National Minimum Wage hourly rates for sleep-in shifts. Social care employers may opt into the Scheme, giving them up to a year to identify what they owe to workers, supported by advice from HMRC.

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Burness admin

Three Key Ways to Plan for Great Communities

The Canadian philosopher Jean Vanier said “Many people are good at talking about what they are doing, but in fact do little. Others do a lot but don't talk about it; they are the ones who make a community live.”

I’m proud to be part of a fabulous community who work tirelessly to create a happy, supportive and healthy place to live.

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Burness admin