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ICAEW Publish Updated Guidance on SRA Accounts Rules

The SRA Accounts Rules were last updated in November 2019 and are now more condensed with the focus shifting from prescriptive rules to principles-based regulation. The ICAEW’s Audit and Assurance Faculty have now released TECH 01/21 AAF which provides the latest...

Tax Rates and Allowances 2021/22

Tax Rates and Allowances 2021/22

Introduction We have summarised the key rates and allowances which are fundamental to our business and personal lives. We are sure that you will find them a useful point of reference and have set out below a few examples of how they can be used. Personal tax rates As...

Budget 2021

Budget 2021

Budget 2021 The Chancellor Rishi Sunak presented his second Budget on Wednesday 3 March 2021. In his speech, he stated his Budget 'meets the moment with a three-part plan to protect the jobs and livelihoods of the British people'. Main Budget proposals Tax measures...

SRA Penalise Firms for Breaking Transparency Rules

In December 2018 the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) brought in the transparency rules. Firms were required to publish price and service information for particular services on their website. These rules were brought in by the SRA to ensure potential clients had...

How Will Brexit Affect the Legal Sector?

Who would have thought that as we enter the final stretch of 2020 the UK is yet to agree on a trade deal with the EU? Even though a deal has not yet been agreed the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) has confirmed that some changes will definitely happen no matter...

Are Solicitors more Affordable than People Think?

The Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) has recently conducted a survey of 3,539 users of legal services. The survey found that only 10% of consumers believed that solicitors were an unaffordable option once they had accessed information on price. This figure was...

Government Announces £3.1m Funding Plan

Government Announces £3.1m Funding Plan

Government Announces £3.1m Funding Plan for Litigants in Person The Ministry of Justice (MOJ) and the Access to Justice Foundation have worked together on a joint initiative to provide a grant worth £3.1 million to support litigants in person, (a person, company or...

Rebound Revenue for Law Firms

Rebound Revenue for Law Firms

Revenue rebound for Law Firms Legal revenues increase by 19.5% in June The latest figures from the Office for National Statistics indicate that revenues in the UK legal industry jumped by 19.5% in June compared to May. It should be noted that May is normally among the...