Posts Categorized: Legal

Taxing Times: Let the Second Home Buyer Beware

From now on, anyone purchasing a residential property as a second home or “buy to let” where the purchase price is over £40,000 will face a significant one-off charge amounting to 3% of the price. The Land and Building Transaction Tax (LBTT) replaced the Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) in Scotland for land transactions, taking… Read more »

Launch of Public Consultation on Completion of the Land Register

The Registers of Scotland have launched a public consultation to gain insight on the completion of the Land Register. This is as a result of the Scottish ministers’ invitation to the Keeper of the Registers to complete the Land Register in 10 years. This includes registering all public sector land within five years. Completion of… Read more »

Executry & Private Client Assistant (Maternity Cover) Vacancy

EXECUTRY & PRIVATE CLIENT ASSISTANT (Maternity Cover) Present – September 2015 Experienced Assistant required to provide maternity cover for approximately 15 months. We have a wide and interesting variety of Executry and Private Client work. The successful applicant must be experienced and confident in dealing with all aspects of Executry administration, including IHT matters, Deeds… Read more »

New funding to tackle maternity discrimination

A new £1 million programme of independent research to examine the extent of pregnancy discrimination in the UK and its effect on both families and the economy, has been given the go-ahead by the Government. Over nine thousand pregnancy discrimination claims have been brought against UK employers since 2007, and it has been nearly ten… Read more »

Fall in road accident deaths

Four percent fewer people were killed or injured on Britain’s roads in 2012 than in 2011, according to the latest Government statistics on road casualties. However, this still leaves a total of 195,723 people who were killed or injured in a road traffic accident. The figures make for grim reading: 1,754 people died as a… Read more »