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Keeping data in lockdown during COVID-19

Businesses processing personal data need to keep protection of customer and employee data at the front of continuity planning as they tackle the coronavirus threat. Staff are likely to be working remotely or in different circumstances which could make customer information more vulnerable to data breaches, and cyber-criminals are ratcheting up their fraudulent scams....

Spring Budget 2020

New chancellor, Rishi Sunak, promises to support individuals and business as country tackles coronavirus threat Business rate cuts, cash grants for small enterprises and support for both employees and employers on sick pay were among the emergency announcements designed to tackle the impact of the coronavirus in Chancellor Rishi Sunak’s first Budget, presented to parliament...

The Bank of Mum and Dad

Parents who help their children get on the property ladder are being urged to adopt a more professional approach when it comes to handing over the cash. Faced with high rental costs and soaring property prices, more parents are dipping into savings or releasing capital from their own property to support the next generation....

Tips and gratuities

Tips & Gratuities

Restaurateurs and other hospitality sector businesses should not bank on Brexit delaying the Government’s plans for legislation designed to deal with tipping protocols.  In December last year, the Government said it would introduce legislation as soon as possible to stop employers making deductions from tips and gratuities, including any so-called ‘administration’ charges which are...

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When Your Children Fly the Nest

Exam results have been released and new students know where they will be heading for university.  Following the relief of results day, the next big headache for parents is often the search for accommodation, whether for first-timers or returning students. Faced with high rental costs, shortages and sometimes poor-quality student digs in many cities,...

Guidance on How to Make A Will

Guidance on How to Make A Will

Though it may be tempting to delay making a will until a later date, it’s essential if you want to ensure your estate is distributed among your beneficiaries without complications. Here, we take a look at the six basic steps involved in making a will and why it’s a good idea to seek professional...

Challenging Wills

Challenging Wills

Distributing the estate of a deceased person is a challenge that often results in legal wrangles between family and friends, especially if they feel that they haven’t been included in the will or have been ‘short-changed’ in some way. This can lead to family arguments and even a challenge to the will itself. But...