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Prime Minister Theresa May has recently announced that heterosexual couples in England and Wales will soon be able to choose between a civil partnership and marriage. The Scottish government is also in the process of consulting on whether mixed-sex couples in Scotland will be able to enter into civil partnerships.
The Scottish property market continues to buck wider UK housing market trends again this month as ESPC reports an increase in properties brought to market and the average selling price of homes across east-central Scotland compared to last year.
Recent reports have shown that the refusal rate for DVA (Domestic Violence and Abuse) victims applying to stay in the UK has more than doubled between 2012 and 2016 since the government announced their intentions to put in place more measures against illegal immigration.
In the last three months, sales of rental property have been five times that of purchases of property by landlords. Recent findings from the National Landlords Association (NLA) have shown that almost a quarter (24%) of landlords with properties in Scotland have sold between April and June 2018, but only 5% have purchased new properties.
A landmark hearing in the high court of London on 31st July 2018 declared an Islamic marriage falls into the territory of English matrimonial law, a decision that could have massive implications for hundreds of Muslim women throughout the UK.
The Supreme Court has recently ruled that the UK Government’s ban on civil partnerships for different-sex couples in England and Wales is discriminatory and in breach of human rights.
Homeowners in Scotland are apparently less reliant on their parents for financial assistance in moving up to the second rung of the property ladder than in the rest of the UK, new research has revealed.
The average house price in the UK stood at £224,439 over the three months May, according to the latest House Price Index from Halifax. This is 1.9% higher than in the same period last year. On a monthly basis, prices rose by 1.5% in May, which has partially reversed the 3.1% monthly decline experienced in April.
Royal London has recently published its second State of the Protection Nation report, which looks at public attitudes towards financial protection products and levels of take up across Britain.
There are a number of important reasons why all adults should have a valid and up-to-date will in place.
An Advocate General of the Court of Justice of the European Union has given his opinion in a case concerning the rights of grandparents to see their grandchildren.
Recent research has found that rising stock markets and increased property values have contributed significantly to personal wealth in recent years, which in turn has led to an expectation of substantial inheritances amongst many individuals.