Stamp Duty Changes From 1st April 2016

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The Chancellor, George Osborne today announced the introduction of new higher rates of stamp duty on the purchase of additional residential properties with effect from 1st April 2016. The new rates will apply to purchases of additional residential properties with chargeable consideration of £40,000.00 or more and will apply a 3% surcharge to the existing rates. The following rates will apply: £0.00 – £125,000.00              3% £125,001.00 – £250,000.00  5% £250,001.00 –…

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Budget Summary 2016

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Here’s the headline changes announced in the Budget by the Chancellor, George Osborne today Personal Taxation The threshold at which people pay 40% tax will rise from £42,385 to £45,000 next April Tax-free personal allowance to rise to £11,500 1% rise in insurance premium tax Capital Gains Tax to be cut from 28% to 20%, and from 18% to 10% for basic-rate taxpayers Annual Isa limit to rise from £15,000 to…

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Stamp Duty Changes

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  Proposed changes to the Stamp Duty Land Tax rates applicable to second homes and buy-to-let properties have caused uncertainty in the property market as investors have rushed to buy properties before the new rates are set to come in on 1st April 2016. The revised rates were put forward by the Chancellor, George Osborn in his Autumn Statement and a consultation with property experts was begun on 28th December…

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Right to Rent: New Regime A Headache For Private Landlords

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With effect from 1st February 2016, private landlords must now carry out checks to see if prospective tenants have a “right to rent”. The checks are aimed at assessing the tenant’s immigration status and place an onerous burden on the landlord or letting agent with a maximum fine of £3,000.00 if you get it wrong. Landlords should now carry out the following checks: Check which adults will live at your…

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HR/Employment Law Support – Feedback Requested!

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Director Rob Andrews seeks your views on Business Support Services As part of my research into improving our HR/Employment Law support services here at andrews ritson, I am seeking some feedback from those already using solicitors or HR professionals under a monthly support contract.  I wanted to know the good and bad bits, and to seek views on what constitutes value for money from the client’s perspective.  So any feedback…

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New Year, New Business Resolutions

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  Director Rob Andrews reflects on the arrival of 2016 and what it may mean for you and your business Firstly, may I take this opportunity of wishing you a happy, healthy and prosperous New Year! And now, it’s back to work.  If you’re a business owner, do you come back feeling refreshed and invigorated, ready to take on (or over) the world?!! I tend to spend some time the…

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Merry Christmas!

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  We would like to wish all of our clients, contacts and connections a very Merry Christmas and a peaceful and prosperous New Year. Please note our office will close at 5 pm on Wednesday 23rd December and re-open at 9 am on Monday 4th January. Thank you for all your support in 2015.

andrews ritson solicitors Launches New Service for Insolvency Practitioners

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  Bridgnorth solicitors andrews ritson are delighted to announce a new specialist service aimed at helping Insolvency Practitioners. Headed by director Rob Andrews, the team comprises 3 experienced lawyers and offers cost effective, director level support and assistance on issues such as restructuring, asset and other business disposals, recovery of accounts and advice and representation on disqualification/misfeasance. For more information download our Insolvency Practitioners Fact Sheet or contact Rob Andrews or Charlotte…

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Ignore Mediation and Face the Consequences!

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Here at andrews ritson solicitors, we certainly know and understand the benefits of mediation. It may not work in all disputes but we have seen surprising results in a wide range of Court cases where the engagement of a skilled mediator can break down the barriers to achieving a resolution to a dispute, often saving thousands of pounds in legal fees and potential damages and costs. From the other side, it…

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We’re Recruiting – Again! Job Vacancy at andrews ritson solicitors

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Do you want to be part of one of Shropshire’s fastest growing law firms? Are you dynamic and motivated? We have a job vacancy for a part-time administrative assistant in our busy Bridgnorth office. Duties will include: reception work, telephone calls, filing and other administrative duties. Experience is desirable but not essential. Minimum 16 hours per week. £7.00 per hour. Apply with CV to mandrews@andrewsritson.co.uk by Friday 30th October. Come…

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