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Autumn Budget 2018

Autumn Budget Statement 2018

Chancellor’s anti-austerity spending spree has few surprises An anti-austerity package of £30 billion of government spending was announced in the Chancellor’s Autumn Statement, drawing on improved public finance projections to support a range of new initiatives. Predicted growth for 2019 now stands at 1.6%, up from 1.3% forecast in spring and the Office for Budget…

A Guide to Constructive Dismissal

A Guide to Constructive Dismissal

Constructive dismissal is when an employee is forced to leave their job because of their employer’s behaviour. There are various issues that could qualify as bad behaviour, but you need to know exactly what could be regarded as contributing to constructive dismissal, and what doesn’t. Who can claim constructive dismissal? Employees who have served under…

Advice For First-Time Renters

Following the recent A-level results, many first-time students will be looking for last-minute accommodation as they head off to university. Parents can help guide the novice tenants through the process, but may themselves not be aware of how things have changed since their university days or first-time rentals. All too often, both parents and students…

Converting Commercial Property Into Residential Housing

Commercial property development (where commercial buildings are transformed into residential units) is a growing business. An old factory bought for £250,000 and converted into 10 residential units, each valued at £150,000, could net a massive profit for the developer willing to invest in converting the building. With the government actively encouraging commercial-to-residential conversions, and with…