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Your furlough questions answered as we enter lockdown 3

As we enter our third lockdown we anticipate that many businesses will start 2021 with a need to place all or some staff on furlough leave. Employment Partner Sean McDonough answers some of the most frequently asked questions on the current coronavirus job retention scheme (CJRS), which has been extended until 30 April 2021 in…

Mogers Drewett help Wiltshire residents get connected

More than 15 families, schools and organisations have been given the gift of connectivity this Christmas as the first set of laptops from newly formed ‘Wiltshire Digital Drive’ have been distributed. Mogers Drewett became the corporate sponsor of the Wiltshire Digital Drive’ last year to fund the first round of refurbishment and since then the…

Has Cash ever been King?

The phrase “Cash is King” was purportedly coined by the CEO of Volvo in 1988 when looking back at the global equity market crash the previous year, and it was trotted out again in 2008 during the global financial crisis. In truth cash will always have a place as it should be seen as both…

Proud to partner the Wiltshire Digital Drive

As many parents this week are faced with the prospect of two months of home schooling, we are proud to be the first corporate partner of Wiltshire Digital Drive (WDD). In an increasingly digital world we feel that no child should be left behind simply because they do not have access to the relevant I.T….

Property market update

The announcement of a third lockdown starting on Tuesday 5th January will undoubtedly cause some to re-think moving but the property market remains well and truly open and moving is still possible. At this time the Government’s Stamp Duty holiday is still set to end on March 31st 2021. So if you complete on a…

COVID-19 UPDATE FOR MOGERS DREWETT CLIENTS JANUARY 2021

  Following the Government’s announcement regarding a third National lockdown commencing Tuesday 5th January, we want to reassure our clients and professional partners that it remains business as usual for everyone at Mogers Drewett. Our absolute number one priority is the safety of both our clients and staff and following a comprehensive review of our…

The importance of reviewing your Will

A Will is never high on our list of priorities, after all none of us want to dwell on what would happen if we weren’t around – but if this year has shown us anything it’s that life can certainly be unpredictable. An out of date Will can often cause more problems than not having…

Should I speak to my parents about making a Lasting Power of Attorney?

The short answer is yes! It is a common misconception that a Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) is only required if you are elderly. Unfortunately, mental or physical incapacity does not discriminate and therefore it is sensible for everyone to consider making an LPA. Private Client Solicitor Emma Batstone discusses why LPA’s are so important….

Important update about the Stamp Duty Holiday

The Government’s Stamp Duty holiday is set to end on March 31st 2021. So if you complete on a property before the end date, you will pay a reduced amount of stamp duty tax, or possibly none at all. Find out more about the thresholds by reading our article What does the Stamp Duty Holiday mean…

Christmas and the Bribery Act 2010

Now this article may sound like humbug, but not all Christmas presents should be treated equally!  The Bribery Act 2010 introduced a new regime by which all corporate hospitality or gifts had to be reasonable and proportionate.  Given the current pandemic situation, not much hospitality is probably going on, but that does stop the giving…