March 2013 Archive

Supreme Court judgement: Local Government Byelaws (Wales) Act 2012

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This is the effect of the Local Government Byelaws (Wales) Act 2012, the first Act of the National Assembly for Wales. Although the Act is now law and gained Royal Assent on 29 November 2012, the main provisions of the Act will only come into force when the Welsh Ministers decide. And when that does happen, councils in Wales will be able to make certain byelaws without the need for the Welsh Ministers or a Secretary of State to approve them. More …

Human Transplantation Bill

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Welsh Assembly Ministers tabled the Bill to introduce a "soft opt-out" system for consent to deceased organ and tissue donation in Wales, under which consent to donation will be deemed to have been given unless an individual objects during his or her lifetime. If the Bill is passed by the Welsh assembly it could come into force by 2015. More …

The 2013 Budget and tech start-ups

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The 2013 Budget was a balance between stimulating growth and tackling the budget deficit. More …

Spring Budget 2013

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Blake Morgan's Corporate Tax team provides a summary of some of the main tax changes in the Chancellor George Osborne's Budget 2013 of relevance to the firm's clients and contacts. More …

The mortgage market review update

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On the 26 April 2013 the changes to the mortgage market are coming into effect. More …