The Department for Education has announced that it intends to change the rules relating to the way school debt is handled by local authorities, to encourage multi-academy trusts (MATs) to sponsor challenging schools.
A recent investigation by the Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman has found that a family were incorrectly charged so called ‘top-up’ care home fees.
In past editions of our newsletter, you may recall we highlighted the growing issue of the ground rent scandal which has affected a number of property owners.
The number of people getting married in later life has increased dramatically in recent years, with official figures showing that the number of marriages involving people over the age of 50 have increased by a third between 2005 and 2015.
An unidentified motorist, who was pulled over and asked for his driver’s licence by police in Milton Keynes, handed over a novelty ID card ‘identifying him’ as the American cartoon character, Homer Simpson.
Following the death of the veteran comedian, Sir Ken Dodd, there have been suggestions that his last-minute decision to marry his long-term partner was a hurried attempt to ensure his estate was not left with a £2million Inheritance Tax (IHT) bill.
The rights of workers in the so-called ‘gig economy’ are to be overhauled, the Government has announced, following the publication of the high-profile Taylor Review.
A landmark judgement could lead to further claims against company directors who have received assets in breach of trust – even if they are not received directly into their names – outside of the standard six year limitation period.
Marks and Spencer has been fined for disability discrimination, after it delayed making special provisions for a disabled worker whose condition meant that he needed to use a toilet regularly.
An independent eatery in Berkshire has been warned it may face legal action, after restaurant chain Nandos objected to its name.