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Business alert: Coronavirus and Stamp Duty – new HMRC guidance issued

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New HMRC guidance issued

HMRC has announced a change to its process for stamping stock transfer forms and form SH03s and the payment of stamp duty.

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Coronavirus: Corporate governance and directors’ duties

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Directors' duties

In the midst of the unprecedented challenges facing companies, boards of directors around the UK are considering their personal responsibilities as directors and the corporate governance processes their companies have in place. The Corporate team here are Royds Withy King are being consulted by a number of boards at the moment and James Worrall, a partner in the South West team, shares some of his experiences and advice below.

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Business alert: Companies House extends accounts filing deadline

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Companies House

Companies House have updated their policy so that if accounts are not able to be filed on time due to the company being affected by Coronavirus, the company may make an application before their deadline to extend the period allowed for filing. Upon application, the company will receive an automatic and immediate 3 month extension to file their accounts.

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What’s in the DNA of an NDA?

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Harvey Weinstein faces up to 25 years in prison after being convicted of offences including third-degree rape. Further charges are expected; Weinstein maintains his innocence and plans to appeal.

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2019-nCoV Coronavirus: what are the implications for your business?

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coronavirus and business

The 2019-nCoV Coronavirus provides a salutary reminder that in the event of a significant outbreak of an infectious disease it is important for businesses to have plans in place to ensure the continuity of their critical activities.

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