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Civil Partnership and Same-Sex Marriage

The latest figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) have revealed that 861 civil partnerships were formed in England and Wales in 2015, which is a fall of 49% from 1,683 in 2014.

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Review of Civil Partnerships in Scotland

Since the introduction of same-sex marriages, there’s been some debate about what the future holds for civil partnerships in Scotland. Should it be scrapped in the future or should it be opened up to include opposite-sex couples? The Scottish Government asked these questions and more in its Review of Civil Partnerships, and has now published its analysis of responses (available here).

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Millions to be Wasted in Unnecessary IHT Payments

Recent research has revealed that as much as £595 million could be wasted in unnecessary Inheritance Tax (IHT) payments this year, which is an increase of £45 million compared to 2015.

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Value of Homes Rise by £21 a Day

The value of homes in Great Britain increased by £21.07 a day on average during the first six months of 2016, according to recently published figures. 

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The new simplified procedure rules

You may be aware of the old-style Small Claims cases, for which Legal Aid was not available. After existing for 23 years these will disappear now from the courts for all cases raised after 1st November 2016. As of then they are no longer Small Claims but proceed under “simple procedure”, and the limit for these cases will go up to £5000. This means that if you are raising or defending a claim for money of under that amount, the simplified procedure is likely to apply. The system is designed much more for the electronic era.

 

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