The recent proliferation of ‘crypto-opportunities’ and schemes to fund Bitcoin mining operations, all beg the question of the extent to which such creditably imaginative schemes are regulated by the FSMA financial promotion restrictions.
Under the MEES Regulations, no commercial property which is required to have an Energy Performance Certificate (“EPC”) can be let for a term certain of more than 6 months, but less than 99 years, unless it’s minimum level of energy prescribed for the property (evidenced in the EPC) is Band E or above.
This update comments on the latest SDLT and ATED developments including first time buyer’s relief, higher rates (or 3% surcharge) for additional dwellings (HRAD), SDLT Manual updated to incorporate guidance on HRAD...
A key benefit of a family charter is that it can create processes to record agreements on issues specific to the family that simply could not be dealt with in the company’s articles of association or shareholders’ agreement.
If you discover that your business has fallen victim to a payment scam, it is essential you act quickly. We provide guidance on immediate practical steps to take and summarise the main options for legal action to try to recover misappropriated funds.
Payment scams are on the increase. They are big business for fraudsters and businesses of all shapes and sizes are being targeted. All businesses need to be alert to the risks and to ensure staff receive training to combat these convincing scams.
Employment lawyers and HR teams are well acquainted with the routine dance involved in the negotiation of settlement agreements. However, it is important to note that HMRC has decided to make some changes which will affect some of the steps taken when negotiating exit payments.