I’m a busy property solicitor working in a small regional practice and deal with both residential and commercial transactions. As well as endeavouring to keep up to date with all aspects of land law, conveyancing procedures…
I have been an insomniac for a while now. A few of you have been kind enough to suggest remedies, such as reading HMRC’s 81-page summary of responses to the Making Tax Digital consultation and listening to whale music.
The snappily-titled ‘higher rates of SDLT on purchases of additional residential properties where the consideration is over £40,000’ come in on 1 April and it seems that a lot of people are going to be caught by George’s little SDLT prank.
There I was again last Wednesday lunchtime, listening to the Budget speech. A bit of a groundhog moment, really, as nearly everything had been leaked to the press beforehand. The Chancellor still delivered a few surprises though.
‘When people thought the earth was flat, they were wrong. When people thought the earth was spherical, they were wrong. But if you think that thinking the earth is spherical is just as wrong as thinking the earth is flat, then your view is wronger than both of them put together.’ (Isaac Asimov, ‘The Relativity of Wrong’)
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