Planning changes to boost solar rollout

Planning changes to boost solar rollout

Homes and businesses will be able to install rooftop solar panels more easily, under new rules that were recently announced. Changes to permitted development rights rules will mean more homeowners and businesses will be able to install solar panels on their roofs...
What data do organisations hold about you?

What data do organisations hold about you?

If you are concerned that an organisation is holding personal information you have a legal right to ask for a copy of the information that they hold about you. If it is a public organisation, write to their Data Protection Officer (DPO). Their details should be on the...
Autumn Finance Bill 2023 published

Autumn Finance Bill 2023 published

The government published the Autumn Finance Bill 2023 on 29 November 2023. The Bill is officially known as Finance Bill 2023-24. The Bill contains the legislation for many of the tax measures announced in the recent Autumn Statement. The Autumn Finance Bill will...
National Living Wage potential boost

National Living Wage potential boost

The government looks likely to accept the recommendations of the Low Pay Commission with a boost to the National Living Wage rate. In summary: National Living Wage will rise to two-thirds of average earnings. Chancellor commits to Low Pay Commission recommendations,...
Unclaimed Child Trust Fund Accounts

Unclaimed Child Trust Fund Accounts

HMRC has published their latest statistics on Child Trust Funds (CTFs) that reveal that whilst around 500,000 accounts have now matured, there remains some 430,000 funds that have matured but remain unclaimed. If you turned 18 on or after 1 September 2020 there may be...
Community Investment Tax Relief scheme

Community Investment Tax Relief scheme

The Community Investment Tax Relief (CITR) scheme is designed to encourage investment in accredited Community Development Finance Institutions (CDFIs). The tax relief under the scheme is available to both individuals and companies. CDFIs may take a range of forms...