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Couple lose battle for changes to civil partnership laws
March 2017

A couple who battled to overturn a ban on heterosexual couples entering into civil partnerships, have lost their case at the Court of Appeal. Continue reading...

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Probate fee hikes are little more than a ‘tax on death’
March 2017

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. Continue reading...

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Sofa retailer hit by £1 million fine after HSE failings
February 2017

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. Continue reading...

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Whistle-blowers’ anonymity hangs in the balance
February 2017

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. Continue reading...

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Uber faces fresh scandal as sexual harassment claims lead to cancelled accounts
February 2017

Taxi service firm, Uber, has been hit by another scandal which is threatening to dent customer confidence in the firm. Continue reading...

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Baby boomers lead the business start-up revolution
February 2017

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. Continue reading...

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HMRC names and shames hundreds of companies in breach of NMW
February 2017

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. Continue reading...

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GM ‘motors on’ as Manchester Ship Canal Company court battle sinks
February 2017

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. Continue reading...

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Honey producers in sticky mess amidst warnings of fake Manuka
February 2017

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. Continue reading...

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Lloyd’s of London imposes 9 to 5 alcohol ban
February 2017

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. Continue reading...