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Conservative and Labour compete for the votes of working families, but at what cost to employers?
Conservative and Labour compete for the votes of working families, but at what cost to employers?

May 2017

With Labour and Conservative manifestos now published, we take a look at some of the key proposals and consider their implications for employers.

An Inheritance Tax update – the family home allowance
An Inheritance Tax update – the family home allowance

May 2017

From April this year, the family home will benefit from an additional inheritance tax allowance of £100,000. This may give rise to a potential nil-rate threshold of £1 million for spouses and civil partners by 2020/21...

Is the Inheritance Tax threshold really £1 million?
Is the Inheritance Tax threshold really £1 million?

May 2017

Last month saw the introduction of an inheritance tax (IHT) threshold top-up designed to help spouses leaving the family home to children on death with reduced tax charges.

Discretionary trusts; an alternative to prenups?
Discretionary trusts; an alternative to prenups?

May 2017

Have you thought about using a discretionary trust created in your lifetime as a way of protecting your family’s assets in the future? An increasing number of people have use discretionary trusts to reduce the risk o...

Debenhams Ottaway welcome newest member of their market leading commercial property team
Debenhams Ottaway welcome newest member of their market leading commercial property team

May 2017

As part of the Debenhams Ottaway vision to do more for their clients with the very best people the Firm is delighted to welcome Sandra Moore as an Associate in their market leading commercial property team.

The new pre-action protocol for debt claims: getting business creditors up to speed
The new pre-action protocol for debt claims: getting business creditors up to speed

May 2017

The Ministry of Justice released the final version of the new pre-action protocol (“PAP”) on the 21 March 2017. The protocol applies where a business is claiming payment of an unpaid debt from an individual (includin...