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.

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.

Taking unwanted gifts back to the shop

Your rights on returning gifts to a shop if they are unwanted or faulty.

National Confidential Forum

The National Confidential Forum has been set up to hear testimony from adults who were in care as children.

Business DAS

Small to medium businesses can now use the DAS scheme to deal with their debts.

Universal Credit - roll out to more jobcentres in the new year

List showing the local authorities and jobcentres that will begin to deliver Universal Credit between February and April 2015.

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