6th January - Law News

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Today's video story: Days before the election, a historic African-American church in the Mississippi delta was set on fire in and vandalized with the words ‘Vote Trump’. Black church burning in Mississippi stirs debate over Trump and race.

Focus of the day story:  The Law Society has issued new guidance for conveyancers amid continuing uncertainty over the imposition of VAT on local authority searches.
Though HMRC has still to provide any formal confirmation, Chancery Lane understands that although the change did take effect on 1 January, there will be a ‘long stop’ date of 31 March this year for councils who are not ready. Full story - The Law Society Gazette

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