Boost for disabled people to keep their jobs
Recent figures show that over 2,000 more disabled people got the support they needed to get a new job or keep their existing job, compared with the same time last year.
New guidance issued today by the Ministry of Justice to the police sets out that criminals should not get more than one ‘simple’ caution in a two year period for the same, or similar offence, except in exceptional circumstance and if it is signed off by an Inspector.
The Ministry of Justice has announced the introduction of new national standards which, it says, will raise the quality of expert evidence in family courts and end unnecessary delays.
A tax reform group has issued a warning for people who have been made redundant because the firm they worked for became insolvent, suggesting they should check their records because they might have paid too much tax on their redundancy payments.
Help to Buy scheme supports buyers
According to recent figures, more than 2,000 people have put in offers on homes under the Help to Buy scheme, totalling £365 million of new mortgage lending.
Insolvency rules simplified
Proposals to simplify and reorder existing insolvency rules and replace them with a single set of rules fit for the 21st century were announced in a consultation document published by the Insolvency Service in September.
Care home costs underestimated
Figures published earlier this year from healthcare research firm Laing & Buisson, found that the number of people in residential care rose by 2.2 per cent in the year to September 2012.
There are a million more people in work compared to early 2010 according to figures released in October by the Office for National Statistics (ONS).
Wills are not just for the elderly
Recent research has revealed that almost 70% of forty year olds do not have a will.
New flash for cash warning for drivers
New warnings have been issued to drivers after a rise in the number of claims as victims fall foul of a scam called ‘flash-for-cash’, costing insurance companies millions of pounds a year.