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David Cameron has announced this week that there will be a nationwide focus on mental health after a review by NHS England found that the current level of care is inadequate, the department is underfunded and that 3 in 4 people with mental health problems receive no help at all, something that leads to “thousands of tragic and unnecessary deaths”. 

Improving Treatment and Helping Thousands Back to Work

The PM spoke of the stigma attached to mental health that still exists within the UK and how this, alongside poor care, can mean employees are unable to work. He has already spoken to the CEOs of some of the country’s biggest companies, including Royal Mail, Barclays and BT, implementing plans to make changes over the coming months and years. More...

You may already be aware that in its Spending Review and Autumn Statement published in November 2015, the Government announced its plans, in certain circumstances, to introduce a higher rate of Stamp Duty Land Tax from the 1st April 2016. 

What You Need to Know

These proposed changes were part of a consultation which ended on the 1st February 2016. Once the Government has considered all responses, it will confirm its final policy in the Budget on the 16th March 2016. More...

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