Hefty increases in fees payable to the Probate Registry (‘probate fees’), which have widely been condemned as a ‘tax on death’, are set to place a significant additional financial burden on bereaved families.
Nationwide sofa retailer, DFS, has been handed a £1 million fine after a court heard how safety failings were responsible for a worker suffering serious neck and head injuries of a worker.
Whistle-blowers’ anonymity hangs in the balance
School staff who acted as whistle-blowers to help uncover the Trojan Horse extremism plot in a number of Birmingham schools have been told that they will have their identities revealed to the five ringleaders at the centre of the scandal.
Taxi service firm, Uber, has been hit by another scandal which is threatening to dent customer confidence in the firm.
Baby boomers lead the business start-up revolution
A recent growth in the number of people who are choosing to start up their own business and become self-employed, is apparently being driven by the over 50s.
The government has named and shamed 360 businesses – many of them High Street names – who are failing to pay workers the wages they are legally entitled to.
A court has ruled in favour of General Motors (GM) over a case involving drainage rights, which, if it had been successful, would have netted the land owners a windfall payment worth several million pounds.
The reputation of Manuka honey has taken a hit recently, amidst allegations that only around one out of every five jars may contain the real thing.
Lloyd’s of London imposes 9 to 5 alcohol ban
Employees at historic insurance provider, Lloyd’s of London have been informed that a failure to adhere to a strict alcohol ban during the working day, could lead to them being sacked for gross misconduct.
A new additional nil-rate band of £100,000 for inheritance tax on main residences, when bequeathed to a direct descendent, is set to come into effect from April 2017.