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LSB confirms 12 per cent regulatory fee increase for Barristers - 8 March 2017

The Legal Services Board (LSB) has approved a 12 per cent hike in regulatory costs for Barristers, according to reports. Thousands of Barristers will now be required to pay ‘up to £200 more per year’ for practising certificates, with the

Study sheds light on conveyancing market success - 8 March 2017

New research suggests that the conveyancing market is “hitting new highs” previously unseen this side of the 2008 financial crisis. The data, which comes from Search Acumen’s conveyancing market tracker, suggests that law firms registering conveyancing transactions rose by four

Government to press ahead with probate fee hikes in May 2017 - 8 March 2017

The Government has confirmed that it will press ahead with a new probate fee system due to take effect in May 2017, which could see fees for some estates increase by almost £20,000. Currently, executors processing estates are charged ‘flat

Spring Budget 2017 - 8 March 2017

Various rumours were swirling around Westminster in the days before Philip Hammond rose to deliver his first Budget – confirmed as the last time a major fiscal statement will be made in the spring. The Chancellor, still scarcely nine months

Spring Budget 2017 - 8 March 2017

Various rumours were swirling around Westminster in the days before Philip Hammond rose to deliver his first Budget – confirmed as the last time a major fiscal statement will be made in the spring. The Chancellor, still scarcely nine months

Watch out! HMRC scammers are now phoning you in your own home - 8 March 2017

Taxpayers are being targeted over the telephone by fraudsters pretending to be representatives of HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC), it has emerged.

IR35 status tool fails to quash contractors’ tax fears, says IPSE - 7 March 2017

A new online tool launched by HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) to help contractors determine their tax status ahead of radical IR35 reforms has failed to quash the tax fears of those working in the public sector, according to the

Calls for SMEs to embrace new technology - 6 March 2017

Technology is the key to successful growth for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), new research suggests. According to the 2016 International Data Corporation (IDC) report, SMEs that embraced new technology last year grew at a much quicker rate than their

New late payment regulations to come into force - 6 March 2017

On 6 April 2017 new rules will come into force that will require Limited Liability Partnerships (LLPs) and medium and large companies to publish reports on their payment practices. The Limited Liability Partnerships (Reporting on Payment Practices and Performance) Regulations 2017 and The

Reminder: Payroll changes ahead - 6 March 2017

From 1 April 2017, the statutory wage for employees in the UK is to increase. The change will mean that those aged 25 and over in receipt of the National Living Wage will see their hourly rate increase from £7.20