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04 Mar 2021 UK Listings Rules: How do you catch a unicorn?

The UK listing rules are currently in the spotlight, with the Government keen to make London a more attractive place for listings.

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04 Mar 2021 Inheritance Tax threshold to remain unchanged for 17 years

Today’s Budget confirmed that the Inheritance Tax (IHT) threshold will not be changed until 2026 at the earliest – meaning that it will have been kept at the same rate for 17 years.

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03 Mar 2021 The Spring Budget 2021

The Chancellor of the Exchequer stood up today to present what he must be hoping was his “end of” or “almost end of” pandemic budget. It is clear that the state of public finances is not at all where Rishi Sunak would wish it to be – at least in normal times.

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02 Mar 2021 Edward Allan promoted to Partner in Boodle Hatfield’s top ranked residential property team

Leading private wealth law firm Boodle Hatfield, has promoted Edward Allan to Partner in its top-ranked Residential Property Team.

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16 Feb 2021 Retail planning applications plummet 22% in a year

Planning applications for new shops have fallen by 22% across England* from 3,908 to 3,037, partly due to the effects of the coronavirus pandemic, says Boodle Hatfield, the leading private wealth law firm.

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12 Feb 2021 The Future Built Environment – What will our future cities look like and what issues do we need to consider now?

The pandemic has been a particularly testing time for most business, but the one sector that has thrived in these difficult times is the technology sector. It is not just the Amazons and Telsas’ of this world but the nascent unmanned aircraft system (UAS) (or drones) which have been soaring.

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10 Feb 2021 Haley v Haley: The Future Of Arbitration In Family Law

The author of this article says it’s an open question whether increased flexibility of arbitration awards will make arbitration more or less popular for handling divorce wrangles in future.

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09 Feb 2021 Wealth Tax Report

In December 2020, The Wealth Tax Commission (WTC) published its final report on whether a UK wealth tax is desirable and deliverable.

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09 Feb 2021 Forthcoming Budget

The Chancellor will deliver his Spring Budget on 3 March.

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09 Feb 2021 SDLT for non-residents

SDLT is set to rise by 2% from 1 April 2021 for non-UK residents purchasing residential property in England and Northern Ireland.

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