Osborne’s Stamp Duty Reform Explained

On Wednesday, George Osborne went some way towards attempting to boost the chances of a Tory electoral victory by announcing changes to the stamp duty system, which he claims will benefit 98% of house buyers. The change sees a move away from the ‘slab’ system of stamp duty charges to a gradual system similar to how income tax is levied, …

Are we headed towards an access to justice crisis?

Good news for Osborne in time for the release of the Autumn statement next week; the National Audit Office announced on Friday that the legal aid cuts will save the government £30 million more than planned- a total saving of £300 million. For Justice Secretary Grayling and the coalition this is evidence of the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of …