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Pensions tracing website launched

Looking to trace your hard-earned savings? The Pension Tracing Service has launched a new website to assist people in finding their lost pension savings.

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Register of persons with significant control requirement introduced

As of 6 April 2016, all companies and limited liability partnerships must now keep a register of persons with significant control.

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‘Granny flat’ exempt from SDLT surcharge

Annexes for an older relative will be exempt from the new stamp duty land tax rates which came into force on 1 April 2016.

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Stamp duty changes come into effect

New stamp duty rates for people investing in buy-to-let property and second homes came into force on 1 April 2016.

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Starter home plan announced

Housing sites of 10 homes or more will need to make 1 house in 5 a starter home under new plans published by the government.

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Low earning self-employed need more support

Changes are needed to the level of financial support for low earning self-employed workers, according to The Low Incomes Tax Reform Group.

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Changes in commercial stamp duty rates

New stamp duty rates on commercial property are set to be introduced from 17 March 2016.

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Budget 2016 - reaction

Chancellor George Osborne delivered his Budget statement on 16 March 2016.

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Budget 2016 - other announcements

Chancellor George Osborne delivered his Budget statement to the House of Commons on Wednesday 16 March 2016.

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