Transition of the HMRC website to GOV.UK

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 Most departments have already made this ‘transition’ to GOV.UK - now it’s the turn of our website to do the same. 

Important changes to stamp duty land tax

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.  



Cost of Regulation - Have Your Say

27 November 2014

Take part in the Legal Services Board's survey

Individual and entity licence renewal 2014 – Deadline extension

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. 

Probate Apprenticeship Announced

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.

HSBC Panel Registration Now Open

09 October 2014

Instructions for registration are being sent today to all CLC firms. 

Licensed Conveyancer - A diverse profession

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.  

HSBC Conveyancing Panel Update

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. 

Conveyancing Apprenticeship Success

20 August 2014

The Government has today announced the success of the Trailblazer consortium of employers facilitated by the CLC

Bogus/'Clone' Firms Warning

13 August 2014

There have been a number of reports of bogus offices being set up as clones of legal practices in order to steal mortgage loans or advances or even client/account information. CLC firms need also to be aware that there is a risk that their own firm might be cloned, with their own letter-heading, website, email and telephone number being controlled/falsified for these purposes.