Giving our Children a Leg up on to the Property Ladder

It’s reported a single person wishing to buy an average house in London will take 30 years to save a deposit and that 60% of first-time buyers rely on financial help from parents. While press reports concentrate on the financial difficulties facing young people, parents continue to seek advice about...

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VAT on Property Conversions Are you being overcharged?

Some years ago the government introduced some very favourable VAT reliefs for property conversions projects. This may have been an initiative to do with the shortage of housing at that time. However these reliefs are still very little known about or understood and as a result a large number of...

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London-based fraudsters targeting Scottish solicitors

Scottish solicitors and members of the public are being warned to be on the alert for fraudulent law firms by the Law Society of Scotland. Qualified solicitors are increasingly being targeted by fraudsters using their details on fake law firm websites. The Law Society is asking its members to be...

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The North races ahead of the South as the most generous employers when it comes to pension contribution

With thousands of SMEs across the country introducing workplace pensions as a result of automatic enrolment, new research* from NOW: Pensions has found that those in the North have won the postcode lottery when it comes to generous employer contributions. Of the 400 small and medium sized companies surveyed, just...

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Residential sales transactions up 21% in the second quarter

Prime Central London (PCL) sales transactions have increased by 21% in Q2 compared to Q1 of this year but still remain down 32% year on year, according to JLL’s latest Prime Central London report. Prices have fallen marginally from Q1 to Q2 (0.6%) but the sales market continues to show...

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London’s First Luxury Retirement Community opening for viewing 

LifeCare Residences has nearly completed London’s first luxury Retirement Community, which is (for readers in Kensington and Chelsea) conveniently located just over the Albert Bridge opposite  Battersea Park. With over 70% of the 1, 2 and 3 bedroom apartments already sold, it will be opening its doors to residents in...

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Organic growth fuels further rise in turnover at Thrings

Leading commercial law firm Thrings has recorded a second double-digit rise in turnover in as many years. A continuation of the firm’s client-focused strategy, modern and transparent pricing models and strong organic growth have all contributed to turnover increasing by 10 per cent to £27.5m for the year ending 30...

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Gina Miller: Wealth and Money Management 2015 Awards Winner

This article was written by Editor Kate Hawthorne  Gina Miller is a formidable, credible business woman, a dedicated transparency campaigner and philanthropist. She founded SCM Private in 2009. The company operates with a modern mindset, with all aspects of the business and investment strategy underpinned by 100% transparency. A modern...

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A new era for UK pensions

  What all retirees need to know before they make use of new pension flexibility rules. Unless you’ve been living on a desert island for the past year, you’ll be aware that from 6th April the rules on how benefits can be taken from money purchase/defined contribution pension plans, changed...

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Client focus drives Thrings’ growth

Thrings, a Top 100 law firm, recently announced its double-digit rise in turnover. This, according to their managing partner, is down to their provision of award-winning service and modern and transparent pricing models. The firm continues to place clients at the core of its strategy, despite an economic downturn making...

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