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Autumn Budget Summary 2017

The Chancellor Philip Hammond presented his first Autumn Budget on Wednesday 22 November 2017. His report set out a number of actions the government will take including support for more housebuilding. His view is that the economy continues to grow and continues to create more jobs. The major attention-grabber was aimed at first time buyers who will not have to pay Stamp Duty Land Tax on homes costing up to £300,000. Winckworth Sherwood has produced a summary of the key changes, please download your copy below.

(Publication Date: Thu 23 Nov 2017)

Stamp Duty Land Tax - First Time Buyers Relief - And how this affects Shared Ownership

In the Autumn Budget 2017, the Chancellor announced that Stamp Duty has been abolished for many first time buyers. In this Briefing we will look at what this actually means for buyers especially those looking to buy a shared ownership property.

(Publication Date: Thu 23 Nov 2017)

Nuptial Agreements – a way of reducing resentment and uncertainty if your marriage breaks down

This Briefing looks at what are nuptial agreements, what the benefits are and whether they are legally binding.

(Publication Date: Fri 17 Nov 2017)

Minority shareholders settle the score in High Court action

The thorny issue of minority shareholders’ rights is back in the spotlight following the handing down on 6 November 2017 of the lengthy judgment of the High Court in the bitter battle between the majority shareholders and a significant minority shareholder in Blackpool Football Club Limited (VB Football Assets v Blackpool Football Club (Properties) Limited). The case is a reminder of the rights of minority shareholders and the remedies that are available to them where those rights are infringed. In summary: 1) The majority shareholders lost a High Court battle against the minority shareholders in the case of VB Football Assets v Blackpool Football Club (Properties) Limited and others, and have been ordered to pay £31m to buy them out. 2) The minority shareholders, VB Football Assets, alleged that the majority shareholder, the Oyston family, had conducted the affairs of Blackpool FC in a manner unfairly prejudicial to the interests of the minority shareholders. 3) Con

(Publication Date: Fri 17 Nov 2017)

Divorce and Financial Provision: Dividing up the assets

Sorting out the finances on divorce can be the most difficult part of a marriage breakdown to resolve. This Briefing considers the issues that need to be considered and court procedures involved.

(Publication Date: Wed 15 Nov 2017)

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