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Latest Legal News

Latest Legal News

Land and Buildings Transaction Tax - A Bit Of Relief For First Time Buyers?

For many first time buyers, cash-flow is tight and it can be difficult to get on the housing ladder. In an attempt to make it easier for first time buyers, new regulations came into force on 30 June 2018, providing a relief for first time buyers purchasing residential dwellings in Scotland, which they intend to occupy as their only or main residence.

What is the relief?

In simple terms, the relief offers an improved position to first time buyers and raises the zero tax threshold from £145,000 to £175,000.

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The Pursuit of Happiness

As the 4th of July marks the anniversary of the U.S. Declaration of Independence, I found myself reflecting on the well-known phrase in the introduction to the Declaration – “Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness”.  These are described as “inalienable rights” given to all human beings by their Creator, and which Governments ought to protect.

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Time For A New Plan Stan?

The headlines focused on the proposal to ban gay conversion therapy, but the Government’s LGBT plan published yesterday also contained a chapter on LGBT issues in the workplace.

There is a lot of discussion about the workforce of the future and the need for employers to adapt to the millennial generation.

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