Article Tag: Changes

Queen’s Speech 2021: Changes to the Planning System

On 11th May, changes to the planning system were announced in the Queen’s speech as the UK government set out its plan to help build 300,000 new homes per year and increase home ownership. This will involve the ‘biggest shake up to the planning system in 70 years’ as the  government indicated that its focus… Read more »

Budget 2021: Changes to Employment Law

what changes to employment law have been made to the Budget?

Following Chancellor Rishi Sunak’s Budget announcement, we outline the key points with regards to the changes to employment law. These include the furlough leave extension, hiring apprentices, Statutory Sick Pay and the National Living Wage. Furlough Leave Extension The current furlough scheme will now continue for a further five months until 30th September 2021 (instead… Read more »

Budget 2021: Capital Gains Tax and Corporation Tax on Businesses

Automatic extensions no longer granted by Companies House

Many experts had predicted that Chancellor, Rishi Sunak, would use the Budget as an opportunity to announce significant personal tax rises to address the dire state of the public finances following 12 months of Government intervention in the COVID-19 pandemic. However, personal tax rises were not forthcoming, though an increase to corporation tax was announced…. Read more »