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September 2017

  • Posted on September 29, 2017 by Admin
    A lot of first time buyers have opened Help to Buy ISA accounts in order to take advantage of the government bonus which boosts your savings by 25%. Simply opening an account and paying into it however does not necessarily mean you qualify for the bonus. In order to qualify you have to live in the UK, be purchasing your first property which you will live in as your home and be buying with a mortgage.
  • Posted on September 27, 2017 by Admin
    You’ve found the perfect family property to buy, and so has everyone else. How can you give yourself the edge in a competitive bid?
  • Posted on September 14, 2017 by Admin
    On 4 September 2017 the International Family Law Arbitration Scheme was launched. I therefore thought I would compare the different forms of alternative dispute resolution that are available.
  • Posted on September 12, 2017 by Admin
    The question of whether or not Inheritance tax (IHT) should be scrapped is an emotive subject. Those in Government will no doubt look at the Office for Budget Responsibility who forecast IHT to rise to £5 billion in 2017-18. This is equivalent to 0.2 per cent of national income. On a percentage basis, it does not seem very much (in Government terms anyway) but why would the Government scrap an easy and assured way of collecting revenue in austere times?
  • Posted on September 11, 2017 by Admin
    If you’re local to Brighton you may have noticed a scattering of pale blue bikes popping up around the city centre. This latest project from Brighton (BTN) Bike Share launched on Friday 1st September and had over 1,500 people sign up over its first weekend.

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