Monthly Archives: July 2015

The Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) (England) Order 2015

Tuesday, 21 Jul 2015

The Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) (England) Order 2015   The above piece of legislation took effect on 15 April 2015. The Order brought in some new permitted development changes including:   a) Change of use from a shop to a restaurant or café;  b) Change of use from use as a shop... Read More


Successfully selling your business

Wednesday, 15 Jul 2015

Achieving the best price A business is worth precisely what someone is willing and able to pay for it.  There are formulas and calculations that can be used to arrive at the initial proposed valuation but the only way to assess the true value of your business is to put it on the open market... Read More


Do some PETS bite? (Part 2)

Monday, 13 Jul 2015

In my previous blog (http://awbclaw.blogspot.co.uk/2015/05/do-some-pets-bite-part-1.html) I looked at Potentially Exempt Transfers (“PETS”) and how a recipient of a gift can find themselves with an unforeseen Inheritance Tax (“IHT”) liability if a PET is made by someone who does not survive seven years from the gift. I now want to look at PETs being made (or... Read More


Maintenance Pending Suit

Friday, 10 Jul 2015

Whilst we no longer live in an era of the traditional breadwinner and stay at home partner, it is still not uncommon for there to be a discrepancy in income upon the separation of a couple that can have a serious impact on the lesser earning spouse. It is hoped that in most cases an... Read More