Backhouse Solicitors News

Coronavirus Delays IR35 Changes for One Year

IR35 is a set of tax rules introduced in April 2000 designed to tax people working in “disguised employment” through a personal service company as though they are employees.  The concern was that under the then-popular “contractor” model, many people were claiming to be self-employed so [...]

By |2020-07-07T14:32:47+01:00March 20th, 2020|

Making a Will while you are Self-Isolating

With the current COVID-19 outbreak an increasing number of our clients are self-isolating or following the Government guidelines and restricting their public contact. Here at Backhouse Solicitors we have put measures in place so that we can continue to provide you with Wills, Lasting Powers of [...]

By |2020-07-20T12:07:12+01:00March 19th, 2020|

Coronavirus: The UK Government announces further support for struggling businesses

The Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak has just announced the second stage of the UK Government’s financial support for both businesses and individuals .  This extends the support first announced in last week’s Budget. Here are the key measures relevant to businesses across the UK:- [...]

By |2020-07-07T14:33:25+01:00March 18th, 2020|

The National Living Wage will rise by more than four times the rate of inflation in April 2020

The government has announced a 6.2% increase in the National Living Wage (NLW) in April 2020 with what they say is the “largest cash increase ever”. 2.8 million full time workers will receive an extra £920 annually that will help with the rising cost of living. [...]

By |2020-03-17T14:40:16+00:00February 4th, 2020|

Backhouse Solicitors Christmas Opening Hours 2019

Our Christmas opening hours 2019 are as follows: Monday 23rd December - 8.30am - 6pm Tuesday 24th December  - 8.30am - 4pm Wednesday 25th December to Wednesday 1 January - CLOSED Thursday 2nd January onwards - 8.30am - 6pm We would like to wish you a [...]

By |2020-03-17T14:50:05+00:00December 20th, 2019|

Government Abandons Plans for Probate Fee Hike

We have previously written regarding plans for a substantial Probate fees increase in 2020.  The plans were roundly condemned by the Law Society and charities and described as a “Grief Tax” by the Daily Mail.  We are delighted to announce that the planned increase has this [...]

By |2020-03-17T15:00:46+00:00October 21st, 2019|

Lasting Powers Of Attorney are gaining in popularity

Recent figures from the Office for National Statistics show that Lasting Powers of Attorney (“LPAs”) are slowly becoming more popular in the UK, but there is still a long way to go.  Figures for the year to April 2018 show a record-breaking figure of 759,976 applications [...]

By |2020-03-17T15:17:38+00:00April 4th, 2019|

Review of the Legal Changes to Confidentiality Clauses

In some recent high profile cases involving harassment and discrimination it appears that confidentiality clauses may have been used to silence potential victims.  The Government has now issued a consultation document seeking views on how this might be prevented in future. What is a Confidentiality Clause? [...]

By |2020-03-17T14:22:32+00:00March 26th, 2019|
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