Furlough Fraud

As a result of the Coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic, the Government introduced the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme in order to support UK businesses, workers and the economy during the lockdown. The Furlough Scheme enabled employers to claim up to 80% of workers’...
Cladding Issues a Major Concern for Flat Owners

Cladding Issues a Major Concern for Flat Owners

By Kamran Shah, Partner, Penman Sedgwick LLP Flat owners in high-rise (and other less substantial) blocks are still having to contend with the risk to life 4 years after the Grenfell Tower fire, as well as the continuing difficulties in selling or remortgaging their...
Extension to Stamp Duty Land Tax Relief

Extension to Stamp Duty Land Tax Relief

By Kamran Shah, Associate, Penman Sedgwick LLP The Chancellor announced in his recent budget an extension to the temporary stamp duty land tax relief (originally introduced in July 2020) until 30th June 2021. Thereafter it will be tapered until 30th September 2021....