The right to make a flexible working request is extended

Previously employees with children aged 16 or under and those with disabled children under the age of 18, had the right to apply to work more flexibly. Now every employee with at least 26 weeks’ continuous employment has a right to make a flexible working request.  Although it must be remembered that an eligible employee…

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Could changes be made to the Help to Buy scheme?

After suggestions that the Government’s Help to Buy scheme may be ‘pared back’, there has been much discussion around the effect of the scheme. In May 2014, the government announced that more than 27,000 people have bought a new home through the Help to Buy scheme since its introduction in March 2013. Help to Buy…

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Are you aware of the new mortgage rules?

On the 26th April 2014, the governments Market Mortgage Review (MMR) rules came into force. The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) carried out the Market Mortgage Review of the mortgage sector in response to the financial crisis of 2007. It is a move made in an attempt to avoid homebuyers taking out loans that they cannot afford.…

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What can a Conveyancing Solicitor do for you?

It is understandable for anyone seeking to buy a house to feel overwhelmed by the amount of work ahead. You may feel like you need all the help you can get. But what help is available to you? Most people are aware that a line of searches and checks often precede the sale of a…

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