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Welcome to the watersrule solicitors blog. The blog contains general legal news updates and news from our firm. For expert legal advice on any matter please contact our solicitors (Stirling: 01786 235 235; Tillicoultry: 01259 753 330)

First-Timers Better Off Buying than Renting

An interesting new piece of research by Lloyds Bank has revealed that first-time buyers in the UK are on average £865 (10%) a year better off with their own home compared to those who rent.

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Parliament Publishes ‘Additional Homes Supplement’ Legislation

The Scottish Parliament has recently published new legislation that will introduce a supplement on purchases of additional residential properties in Scotland.

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Fall in Number of New Wives Seeking Divorce

There has been a sharp fall in the number of divorces granted to wives during the early years of marriage, new research has found. According to pro-marriage think tank, Marriage Foundation, the number has fallen by as much as 50% since 1986.

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Study Reveals Rise in Workplace Bullying

Workplace bullying is a growing problem in Britain and many people are too afraid to speak up about it, according to a new study by Acas.

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Further Funding for Open Market Shared Equity Scheme

The Scottish Government have announced further funding for the Open Market Equity Scheme in the hope that it will provide first-time buyers with more support when getting on the property market.

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Extension to Same Sex Marriage Legislation

An extension to existing legislation has meant that couples who have a civil partnership registered abroad or elsewhere in the UK can now marry in Scotland.

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House Sales Increasing in Scotland

Figures based on September’s property markets showed a minor increase in the number of properties sold with an increase in the number of properties on the market cited as the main reason.

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Scotland Bucks the Trend as Unemployment Rises

The number of people unemployed in Scotland has risen by 18,000 in the last three months according to official figures. Worryingly, this indicates that Scotland is bucking the UK trend with the number of unemployed falling throughout the country.

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More Jobs Not Paying Living Wage Than Ever

The pay level for the considered adequate standard of living is not being met by many employers outside of London with one in four jobs failing to pay the living wage. 23% of jobs outside of the nation’s capital failed to pay the living wage with 19% not paying the wage in the city.

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Scottish Property Still Seen as Good Investment

Following the political change and taxation differences, the Scottish property market is seen by many as a recovering market, or one that is a potential risk. However, according to a new analysis report, the Scottish property market remains a solid opportunity for investment.

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