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Latest Legal News

Latest Legal News

Entrepreneurs’ Relief: The Screw Tightens

Ronnie Brown

An overhaul of the test for Entrepreneurs’ Relief, which allows qualifying shareholders to pay capital gains tax at a reduced rate of 10% on the disposal of shares in personal companies, will reduce the number of shareholders entitled to claim the relief.

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LChalmers

How to make people care about pensions

Andrew Black

You might be surprised to hear that I don’t know very much about my own pension. Lots and lots about other people’s pensions, but only a little about my own.

I don’t think I’m alone in this. Many people know very little about their pension schemes. The result is a population that is underprepared for retirement or makes bad decisions (or no decision at all) when it does need to act.

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Burness admin

Copyright in the Digital Single Market: How the new Directive will affect your business

Colin Hulme

On Monday 26 March 2019, the European Parliament approved the Directive on Copyright in the Digital Single Market, marking the end of a legislative process that began in 2016.  It will now be up to member states to approve Parliament’s decision over the coming weeks.  If member states accept the text adopted by the European Parliament, the new rules will take effect following publication in the official journal. 

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Burness admin