JWK Solicitors Blog | Archive 2018 11

First-time home buyers save £284m because of stamp duty cut

04/11/18 Author: Charles Wilson

More than 120,000 first-time home buyers have saved a total of £284m because of the cuts to stamp duty introduced last November, according to government figures. The first £300,000 of the price of a property is now exempt from tax for people... Read More

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New Mental Capacity Act law to ‘protect vulnerable in care’

12/11/18 Author: Charles Wilson

The Mental Capacity (Amendment) Bill will replace the current system known as ‘Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards’ (DoLs). Read More

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£1 billion fund created to help build thousands more homes

17/11/18 Author: Charles Wilson

A new fund is being created to help speed up the delivery of thousands of new homes across England. Housing Secretary James Brokenshire says the government is entering into a partnership with Barclays Bank to provide £1 billion of loan finance to... Read More

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Lack of preparation for old age threatens our future well-being

19/11/18 Author: Charles Wilson

Most people in the UK are putting their future well-being at risk by neglecting to make legal preparations for their old age, according to a new report. Read More

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Court settles siblings’ dispute over sale of family home

23/11/18 Author: Charles Wilson

The High Court has settled a dispute between four siblings who couldn’t agree over the sale of their parents’ house. Read More

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