January is known amongst the legal profession as the home of ‘Divorce Day’, which always falls on the first working Monday of the New Year. It’s a cringe-worthy title, but speaks to the trend of couples considering separation following family tension and financial stresses that can rear their head over the festive season.
It’s no secret that historically the South East of England has boasted some of the country’s most expensive properties. But recent research has shown that perhaps the rest of the country should watch this space, as areas such as Huddersfield and Lincoln appear to be on the rise price wise.
Despite the changes to the Stamp Duty rules seeing an increase in tax payable on additional properties, there has recently been a steady increase in demands for buy-to-let mortgages, indicating the buy-to-let market hasn’t been deterred as much as people had anticipated.
Most people these days have some connection to a dementia story. It’s easy to see why when the Alzheimer’s Society states that there are 850,000 people living with some form of dementia in the UK today. 225,000 will develop dementia this year alone- that’s one every three minutes!
The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) signifies one of the biggest changes to privacy laws to take effect across the European Union in more than 20 years. With less than six months to go until the Regulation comes into force on 25 May 2018, businesses are raising questions about how they can ensure compliance.