Monthly Archives: March 2016

Stamp Duty Land Tax: Higher rates for second homes and additional buy-to-let residential properties

George Osborne announced proposed changes to the Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) treatment of second homes and additional buy-to-let residential dwellings in the Government’s Autumn Spending Review in 2015. The changes came as part of the Government’s continued policy to … Continue reading

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The Budget and its implications for Termination Payments…

Notwithstanding that the government is yet to publish the response to its consultation on the simplification of the tax and NI treatment of termination payments (which, among other things included a proposal to remove the current £30,000 tax exemption and … Continue reading

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Road transport news – Driver CPC Exemption

Driver CPC Exemption The driver CPC certification or DCPC is now a standard part of professional driving when that driving involves operating a lorry, bus, or coach. It is legally required for almost all professional drivers holding Category C or … Continue reading

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Gender Pay Reporting Regulations

With the widespread acknowledgement and support of International Women’s Day on Tuesday 8 March, gender pay equality and the number of women on Boards is a hot topic. It will be interesting to see whether the proposed introduction of compulsory … Continue reading

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Pubs Code Regulations 2016

It will be interesting to see how the tied leasehold pub market will be affected if the Pubs Code Regulations 2016 come into force in May this year as anticipated. There is concern in the market that brewery landlords might … Continue reading

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Right to rent checks

Following the Immigration Act 2014, the burden on landlords has increased yet further. Private landlords of residential premises are now obliged to check the immigration status of a prospective tenant before entering into an AST. The checks have to be … Continue reading

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Your guide to calculating holiday pay

The EAT has recently confirmed, in the case of British Gas v Lock, that commission does need to be included in the calculation of holiday pay – confirming and applying the earlier decision of the EAT in the Bear Scotland … Continue reading

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