06 January 2015
- Following consultation, the Council agreed, in its July 2014 meeting, to publish dates and locations of forthcoming Adjudication Panel misconduct hearings and formal determinations of conduct complaints heard by the Panel – please see the CLC’s Interim Response to the Consultation published last September for more information on this. In its October and December meetings the Council discussed the following related items:
a. Naming of respondents and a summary headline of the issue, prior to Adjudication Panel hearings;
b. Regulatory and Other information to be published.
05 January 2015
In December 2014, the CLC made 3 Exemption Direction applications to the Legal Services Board, related to a range of technical and minor drafting alterations to the CLC Handbook and associated documents:
- CLC Anti-Money Laundering and Combating Terrorist Financing Code additions – safeguards duplicated from Mortgage Fraud Code
- Changes to timeframes of First Tier Tribunal (and other) – impacts upon the determination and appeal timeframes of a number of arrangements, as set out by the LSB
- 3. CLC Handbook Introduction – removal of a time-specific provision.
22 December 2014
Stamp Taxes and ATED guidance for consumers from the HMRC website moved to GOV.UK on 18th Dec.
The reasons behind making the move is because government is changing - to become ‘digital by default’. A big part of that is moving all public-facing government websites to just one site at www.gov.uk. Most departments have already made this ‘transition’ to GOV.UK - now it’s the turn of our website to do the same.
03 December 2014
The Chancellor's Autumn Statement announced a major reform of SDLT for residential property transactions. With effect from 4 December 2014 the structure, rates and thresholds are being changed.
27 November 2014
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31 October 2014
Thank you to all those of you who have used the new online system to renew your licence already. Your certificates will be coming to you by email over the course of the next week.
In view of the difficulties that some people have experienced, we have extended the deadline of online renewal and payment until Wednesday 5th November. All current licences remain vaild until that time.
23 October 2014
A consortium of probate practices and experts, supported by the CLC, has been successful in its application to develop an apprenticeship in Probate as part of the Government’s Trailblazer 3 scheme.
09 October 2014
Instructions for registration are being sent today to all CLC firms.
30 September 2014
Thank you to everyone who took part in the collection of data about the diversity of the CLC Regulated Community. The response rate was excellent and has given us a very good understanding of the make-up of the profession. Read our analysis of the diversity of the profession or see the detailed, anonymised, statistics.
23 September 2014
The CLC and HSBC are now in the final stages of agreeing the processes that will ensure that the bank's systems incorporate all CLC firms within its mortgage conveyancing arrangements. The new arrangements, agreed in July, will be introduced on 15th October 2014.