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Expected growth in charitable gifts in Wills

Posted on 21st August 2020 in Charities and Social Enterprise, Probate & Wills, Coronavirus Pandemic

Long-term, the forecasts are that charitable gifts will continue to grow, from £2.9 billion in 2019 to around £3.5 billion in 2024.

Posted by

Rachael Morley

Associate and Solicitor

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Is your company or charity holding an AGM over the coming weeks?

Posted on 12th August 2020 in Charities and Social Enterprise, Company & Commercial, Coronavirus Pandemic

Recent legislation has been introduced to relax corporate governance requirements, in the Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act 2020.

Posted by

James Evans

Partner and Solicitor

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Why social housing is more than just housing

Posted on 01st July 2020 in Affordable Housing, Coronavirus Pandemic

Now, more than ever, it is vital that the progress made into tackling housing requirements is maintained as the effects of Coronavirus will likely have left more people in housing need.

Posted by

Catriona Yates

Associate and Solicitor

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Saying goodbye at a distance

Posted on 30th June 2020 in Later Life Planning, Coronavirus Pandemic

Like many people across the country, I recently suffered a family bereavement from Coronavirus. Unable to attend the funeral at the time due to lockdown restrictions, I had the strange experience of watching a live-streamed service from afar.

Posted by

Rachael Morley

Associate and Solicitor

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The impact of Coronavirus on Devon and our local community

Posted on 26th June 2020 in Later Life Planning, Coronavirus Pandemic

Although we have a national reach, Tozers LLP is a Devon law firm at heart, and the welfare of our clients and the local community are at the centre of what we do. As we start to see the lifting of the Coronavirus restrictions, it is important to reflect on the impact that the virus has had on Devon, and how as a county we can work together to move forward in the future.

Posted by

Naomi Hoare

Solicitor

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How have funerals been affected by Coronavirus?

Posted on 22nd June 2020 in Later Life Planning, Coronavirus Pandemic

The rules and regulations surrounding attending funerals have been in the minds of many over the recent months, both due to the tragic increases in family members passing away and the lockdown restrictions in place.

Posted by

Rachael Morley

Associate and Solicitor

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Social housing continues to adapt to the impact of Coronavirus

Posted on 10th June 2020 in Affordable Housing, Coronavirus Pandemic

The Regulator of Social Housing has published the results of its second monthly survey of housing associations and local authorities on how they are coping with the Coronavirus pandemic.

Posted by

Deborah Black

Partner and Solicitor

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Is missing Inheritance Tax deadlines reasonable due to Coronavirus?

Posted on 10th June 2020 in Later Life Planning, Coronavirus Pandemic

For those of us who are having to deal with tragic loss and then the administration of a loved one’s estate, surely, then, the Revenue would permit us some breathing space on the usual Inheritance Tax filing deadlines?

Posted by

Rachael Morley

Associate and Solicitor

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Furlough Scheme month by month overview

Posted on 03rd June 2020 in Employment, Coronavirus Pandemic

The government has published more information about upcoming changes to the furlough scheme. Here is a month by month summary of the changes.

Posted by

Stephen Jennings

Partner and Solicitor

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We guide you through the health protection regulations 2020

Posted on 13th May 2020 in Affordable Housing, Coronavirus Pandemic

These regulations implement the change that have been announced over the past few days (but with greater clarity). The regulations are a fairly easy read so if you want to know what can and can’t be done under “lock down”, the regulations should be your first source rather than Kevin or Karen off of Facebook.

Posted by

Sarah Schooling

Associate and Solicitor

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Looking After Relatives in Care Homes During Covid-19

Posted on 28th April 2020 in Probate & Wills, Coronavirus Pandemic

In these uncertain times and with official guidance changing on a regular basis, many people are understandably worried about their elderly or vulnerable relatives

Posted by

Emma Ruttley

Solicitor

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I was going to sell my house. Should I wait until all this is over?

Posted on 24th April 2020 in Residential Property, Coronavirus Pandemic

While every transaction is different, it will generally take 2-3 months from the date a buyer is found to the buyer getting the keys, i.e. completion. Taking into account that lead-in time, there is logic in sellers still trying to get their house sales tied up now, and we continue to be instructed on new deals.

Posted by

Nick Conner

Partner and Solicitor