Monthly Archives: May 2012

Government U-turn’s on Caravan Tax

You may have read our blog on 23rd May 2012, or heard Nick Dyson’s appearance on BBC Radio Leeds on 28th May regarding the debate on imposing VAT of 20% on sales of static holiday caravans in the UK. In … Continue reading

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Blacks – One of Will Aid’s ‘Good Solicitors’

The Blacks Private Client Department supports many good causes when it comes to will writing for charity. Will writing for charity involves solicitors firms making a will for free, with the client then offering to donate an amount of their … Continue reading

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VAT Article

In its 2012 Budget the Government set about correcting some of the anomalies and loopholes that exist in the UKtax regime. One of the targeted anomalies was the tax payable, or the lack there of, on the supply of caravans. … Continue reading

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Howdy Partner

A partnership is one of many options available when running a business. Partners will frequently share profits and losses and will usually be bound by a Partnership Agreement which will govern their relationship. Partnership disputes are common and can be … Continue reading

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Living longer is leading to harder times

Today, the BBC has published worrying figures, obtained by the Labour party, which suggest that the number of elderly people in England who receive state funded care has fallen by 11 percent over the last two years. The Labour party … Continue reading

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Legislation on same-sex marriage to be deferred?

In March 2012, a public consultation was launched by the Home Office setting out the government’s proposals for same sex couples and civil marriage. The main proposals of the consultation were: To enable same-sex couples to have a civil marriage … Continue reading

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‘Living wills’ and the dangers of doing it yourself

Only a couple of weeks have passed since various news pages published reports calling for a review of the will making profession. This followed the findings of the Legal Services Consumer Panel which had discovered that large numbers of wills … Continue reading

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