November 2017 Archive

Residential Property Spotlight

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Welcome to Blake Morgan's latest edition of Residential Property Spotlight, bringing you a round-up of the topics most relevant to you and your clients. More …

Oaklands Appeal for Greenbelt/MOL development allowed

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In the recent appeal of Oaklands College and Taylor Wimpey Homes against a refusal by St Alban's City and District Council (reference APP/B1930/W/15/3051164), the Secretary of State allowed a development scheme within Metropolitan Open Land/Green Belt because the harm was outweighed by significant other benefits. More …

Autumn Budget 2017 - what does this mean for private clients?

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Without question, today's Budget had a clear emphasis on assisting private individuals and business owners in coping with the ever increasing costs of living, home prices and running businesses. More …

Autumn Budget 2017 – what does this mean for Tax?

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Cathy Bryant, a lawyer specialising in business tax comments on the announcements in the 2017 Autumn Budget. More …

Autumn Budget 2017 - what does this mean for employers and pensions?

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In his Budget, Chancellor Phillip Hammond announced that the Government was resolved to look forward and not backwards and to produce a "balanced approach" to prepare Britain for the future. More …

Autumn Budget 2017 – what does this mean for Residential Property?

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Earlier today the Chancellor of the Exchequer revealed the Government's Autumn Budget. More …

Autumn Budget 2017 – what does this mean for planning?

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Earlier today the Chancellor of the Exchequer revealed the Government's Autumn Budget. The More …

A Chairman's view – Autumn Budget 2017

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This Budget, as Philip Hammond made sure to remind us several times, was themed around a Britain “Fit for the Future”. More …

Landmark ruling - minimum unit pricing of alcohol to be introduced in Scotland

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The Supreme Court delivered a unanimous judgement confirming that the legislation [Alcohol (Minimum Pricing) (Scotland) Act 2012] proposed by the Scottish Government to introduce a minimum price of selling alcohol at 50p per unit. More …

Private Client Issues - November 2017

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Welcome to this month's edition of Private Client Issues, Blake Morgan's monthly round-up of the topics you may find of interest. More …