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    Reflections in a swimming pool – 3 tips to tackle a family holiday meltdown

    As the summer holidays approach, school children around the country are eagerly anticipating the long break. Most parents are frantically organising childcare, a variety of activities and camps to keep their little ones occupied, often at considerable cost, and all the while dreading the first shouts of "I'm bored".

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    Rent Review - Choice of Index in the current market

    Rent reviews allow periodic adjustment of commercial rents to the current market level at the date of review. In the current climate, there has been a shift from the traditional upwards only reviews based on open market value to consideration of other alternatives.

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    The crofting (amendment) (Scotland) bill

    The Crofting (Amendment) (Scotland) Bill was introduced by the Scottish Government on 9 May 2013. It aims to address issues in the Crofters (Scotland) Act 1993 ("the 1993 Act") arising from amendments made by the Crofting Reform (Scotland) Act 2010 ("the 2010 Act") which have left tenant and owner-occupier crofters not being treated equally in terms of their ability to decroft land. The Bill's intention is therefore to amend the 1993 Act to resolve difficulties that owner-occupiers currently have when attempting to decroft land.