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Eligibility restrictions for small businesses – Enterprise Finance Guarantee scheme

The Enterprise Finance Guarantee (EFG) supports small businesses by providing finance to smaller businesses that cannot obtain finance from their lender because of insufficient security. The British Business Bank has now announced that a number of eligibility restrictions are in place because of the European Union’s (EU) state aid rules.

Woman found guilty of abusing LPA after stealing cash from vulnerable father

A woman found guilty of abusing her father’s Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) has been given a suspended jail sentence, fined, and ordered to undertake unpaid community work.

IR35 delayed for a year because of coronavirus

The Government has announced that the IR35 tax reforms which were due to be implemented on 6 April 2020 have been delayed for a year because of the ongoing coronavirus outbreak.

Coronavirus – what provisions do employers need to make for home working?

Following the new measures introduced by the Government, many people are being advised to work from home if they can. But what provisions do employers need to make for those that are home working?

Commercial property: Business rates for small retailers abolished for one year in Budget

Chancellor Rishi Sunak announced that business rates for small retailers will be abolished for one year in his first Budget last week.

Government admits to wrongly charging Court of Protection fees: are you due a refund?

The Government has committed to refunding court fees, including those paid for civil proceedings and for the Court of Protection, after discovering that applicants had been overcharged or incorrectly charged.

Solicitor granted compensation on top of settlement in landmark divorce battle

A solicitor who “sacrificed” her career so she could care for her children has won a claim for “relationship-generated disadvantage” in a landmark legal battle.

Budget: Government set to announce paid leave for parents of premature babies

The Chancellor Rishi Sunak is set to announce changes to employment law that mean that parents of premature babies will be entitled to paid leave.

Government set to consider Stamp Duty changes in the Budget

The Government is considering changes to Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) in the Budget on 11 March.

Half of homeowners do not have a Will, study reveals

Nearly half of homeowners in the UK do not have a valid Will, a major study has revealed.