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Changes to debt law now in force

Major changes to debt law have come into force on 1 April 2015.

Free microchipping for dogs

All dogs will need a microchip under planned changes to the law in Scotland.

Price of stamps to rise

The cost of sending letters is going up, but some parcel prices are coming down.

Land and Buildings Transaction Tax to replace Stamp Duty Land Tax in Scotland

New Scottish tax on land and property transactions.

Changes to debt law

From 1 April 2015 there will be substantial changes to the law on debt and bankruptcy.

Personal Independence Payment (PIP) - roll out to more postcodes

New areas where DWP will ask existing DLA claimants to claim PIP.

New right to information for victims and witnesses of crime

Victims and witnesses of crime have the right to find out information about criminal cases they are connected with.

Free bus travel in Scotland

Replacement of bus passes before the end of 2016.

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