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Conditional Exemption for Heritage Property: what is it and how does it work?

Arthur Byng Nelson
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The Conditional Exemption Tax Incentive Scheme The Conditional Exemption Tax Incentive Scheme provides an opportunity to defer payment of Inheritance Tax or Capital Gains Tax when an item of pre-eminent importance is passed to a new owner either by gift...

Who has really benefitted from the holiday period, was it homebuyers or the economy?

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As we come to the end of the £250,000 threshold this month, who has really benefitted from the holiday period, was it homebuyers or the economy? From 1 October 2021, the SDLT will return to the pre-pandemic level of £125,000 threshold.  The...

Finally, some good news for landlords

Steven Ross
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Since COVID-19 hit these shores last year, the government has implemented temporary measures to protect commercial tenants from having their leases forfeited or being forced into insolvency where they have been unable to pay rent as result of the pandemic on...

Holiday Headaches

Marina Vincent
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The Covid-19 restrictions are causing employers various issues arising from employees’ holiday entitlement. An employee is entitled to a minimum of 28 days (5.6 weeks) holiday each year, which can include the 8 Bank Holiday days in the UK.  Their...

Covid-19 Business Interruption Insurance Update - Supreme Court Ruling

Jeremy Lederman
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On Friday 15 September 2021 the Supreme Court gave judgment on the claim brought by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) as regards numerous businesses’ business interruption insurance policies. This was as a result of the businesses having to close...

Taking too much away - A tenant's failure to deliver vacant possession

Davina Puran
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Taking too much away - A tenant's failure to deliver vacant possession  There are numerous cases concerning a tenant failing to deliver vacant possession due to leaving behind fixtures and fittings. In contrast, the High Court’s recent...

The Extended Furlough Scheme - It's getting more complicated!

Marina Vincent
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When you have asked lawyers about the extended Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme – the Furlough Scheme – you must forgive us if we could not answer all your questions.  Although the extended scheme has been operating since 1 November 2020,...

Job Retention Bonus - every little helps

Marina Vincent
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This Government Bonus is worth £1,000 per qualifying employee, and whilst it may not be a huge amount, it is additional funding in difficult times. For each employee you have furloughed and kept on at the end of the furlough scheme, and still in your...

The Job Support Scheme - all change!

Marina Vincent
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On the Job Support Scheme was unveiled at the end of September, and I posted an article regarding the Job support Scheme on our website https://www.haroldbenjamin.com/site/blog/hb-legal-updates/goodbye-furlough-hello-the-job-support-scheme-and-new-fines ...

Getting Redundancies Right

Marina Vincent
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Sadly, as a result of the Covid-19 restrictions and the end of the furlough scheme, some employers are going to have to make redundancies. For an employer, it is important to get the process right. Getting it wrong could result in a successful unfair...

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