Could changes be made to the Help to Buy scheme?

After suggestions that the Government’s Help to Buy scheme may be ‘pared back’, there has been much discussion around the effect of the scheme. In May 2014, the government announced that more than 27,000 people have bought a new home through the Help to Buy scheme since its introduction in March 2013. Help to Buy…

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Are you aware of the new mortgage rules?

On the 26th April 2014, the governments Market Mortgage Review (MMR) rules came into force. The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) carried out the Market Mortgage Review of the mortgage sector in response to the financial crisis of 2007. It is a move made in an attempt to avoid homebuyers taking out loans that they cannot afford.…

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What can a Conveyancing Solicitor do for you?

It is understandable for anyone seeking to buy a house to feel overwhelmed by the amount of work ahead. You may feel like you need all the help you can get. But what help is available to you? Most people are aware that a line of searches and checks often precede the sale of a…

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Should employers allow the use of e-cigarettes in the workplace?

It is estimated that at present there are currently around 1.3 million people in the UK using electronic cigarettes (also known as e-cigarettes). A recent announcement that e-cigarettes are to be licensed as a medicine from 2016 is a response to concern about the lack of regulation surrounding them. So what should the policy of…

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Holiday Pay Carry Over

Whilst full time employees in the UK are allowed under the Working Time Regulations 1998 a minimum of 5.6 weeks holiday per holiday year, only 4 weeks of that entitlement may be carried over to the following year. In the case of Snood Enterprises v Healy the employee Mr Healy resigned his position after being…

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