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What does the future hold for Inheritance Tax? 
No tax is popular; however, public opposition to Inheritance Tax (IHT) is particularly widespread despite the fact that only a minority of estates have to pay it. In fact, IHT accounts for less than 1% of UK taxes while affecting less than 5% of estates. 
Managing Stress and Building Resilience in the Workplace – Learning to “Ride the Waves”
Jon Kabat-Zimm tells us that “you cannot stop the waves, but you can learn to surf”, a reminder to all of us that managing our own stress and building resilience is vital to us being able to “thrive”. Emma O’Connor Head of Training, looks at our recent Managing Stress and Building Resilience in the Workplace course and asks, what did we learn?
Telecommunications Infrastructure (Leasehold Property) Bill | The key to unlock the door?
Time Blackman talks us through the new Telecommunications Infrastructure (Leasehold Property) Bill | The key to unlock the door?
Agreeing funeral arrangements - Easier said than done?
Whilst we all like to hope that when a loved one passes away there will be no dispute with family and friends as regards the distribution of their estate or matters ancillary to their death, in reality this is often not the case.  Indeed, in many cases disputes can begin immediately upon the death of a loved one with the question of their funeral arrangements.
Boyes Turner adds further international experience with dispute resolution director hire
Specialist tech law firm Boyes Turner has boosted its growing international capability by adding a highly-experienced dispute resolution director to its team.
April 2020 – Contract of employment changes
In the second article in our series focusing on April 2020 key employment law changes, we are focusing on changes to written statements of employment and work required as part of the Good Work Plan.
Law Commission Publishes Consultation Paper aiming to Reform Leasehold Enfranchisement
On the 8th January 2020 the government published a report exploring options to make leasehold enfranchisement cheaper and more accessible for leaseholders. 
Statutory Parental Bereavement Leave and Pay to arrive soon
Business Secretary Andrea Leadsom has announced new regulations on Parental Bereavement Leave and Pay, which will give eligible employees two weeks’ paid statutory leave if they lose a child. The law will come into effect from 6 April 2020 subject to final parliamentary approval. Although an upsetting subject, this new law will give certainty and protections for parents.
2020: The Year of the TechLash?
Competition between employers to identify, attract and retain talent has led to a wide range of inventive perks and benefits being offered to employees over the last few years in addition to attractive salaries. In addition employers within particular sectors have found it easier to attract talent due to perceptions that candidates may have about them either in respect of the ethics of the businesses themselves or the nature of the work being undertaken. 
New Year, new data protection! 
1 January 2020 saw the introduction of the California Consumer Protection Act, a new data protection law in California, the toughest data privacy law in the US to date. 

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