Important changes to IHT400 compliance checks

20 Apr 2018

HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) has unveiled a number of important changes to the ways in which it processes IHT400 estate returns.


Silicon Valley confident in UK tech

19 Apr 2018

A new report has shown that investment into UK tech companies from Silicon Valley has increased to over £2.2 billion since 2011.


Court of Appeal denies wife lifetime maintenance award

18 Apr 2018

The Court of Appeal has removed the right to a lifetime maintenance award from the former wife of a multimillionaire.


Should employers who offer enhanced maternity pay also offer enhanced shared parental pay?

17 Apr 2018

In a recent case concerning employers’ responsibilities in terms of shared parental pay, an Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has ruled that a company’s decision to refuse a new father enhanced pay while on shared parental leave did not constitute discrimination.


Woman prosecuted for “controlling or coercive behaviour”

16 Apr 2018

A woman has been successfully prosecuted for using controlling or coercive behaviour in an intimate relationship, a report has revealed.


Mortgage approvals up in March

16 Apr 2018

New data has revealed that mortgage approvals were up by 4.2 per cent in March, with as many as 66,614 new deals approved.


Britons urged to save on IHT by leaving charitable legacies in their Wills

13 Apr 2018

Individuals who leave behind more than 10 per cent of their estate to a charity in their Wills can save a significant amount of money on Inheritance Tax (IHT), but many Britons are failing to take advantage of this perk,


Government invests in early-stage startups

12 Apr 2018

The Government has allocated some £8 million to commercialise research projects and form early stage startups. The Innovation to Commercialisation of University Research (ICURe) pilot programme will allow “commercially-promising ideas to get to market more quickly”, it said. According to the


Court order granted to protect girls from forced marriage

12 Apr 2018

Three teenage girls from Sheffield have become the subject of a court order protecting them from being forced into marriage.


What happens if I want to avoid the World Cup disrupting my business?

11 Apr 2018

Britain is a born-and-bred nation of football lovers and therefore it should come as no surprise that the World Cup means a lot to its people.