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Letting agents to be regulated to protect tenants and landlords

Letting agents are to be regulated to protect both tenants and landlords against unfair practices. Letting agents are to be regulated to protect both tenants and landlords against unfair practices. Housing Minister Mark Prisk has promised legislation that will raise standards across the indust....

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Government makes concessions on ‘shares for employment rights’

The Government has made significant concessions on its 'shares for employment rights’ scheme in order to get it through the House of Lords. The Government has made significant concessions on its 'shares for employment rights’ scheme in order to get it through the House of Lords. The scheme....

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Man awarded £2,750 after suffering food poisoning at hotel

A 42-year-old man who suffered severe food poisoning after eating a meal at a charity event at a hotel has been awarded £2,750 compensation. A 42-year-old man who suffered severe food poisoning after eating a meal at a charity event at a hotel has been awarded £2,750 compensation. After the ....

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Family disputes over wills ‘increase by 700%’

The number of family disputes over wills has increased dramatically, according to research carried out by the Independent newspaper. The number of family disputes over wills has increased dramatically, according to research carried out by the Independent newspaper. Its figures show that the nu....

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Call for Urgent Regulation of Cosmetic Surgery Industry

A review led by NHS Medical Director Sir Bruce Keogh has severely criticised the cosmetic surgery industry. He warned that filler injections were subject to “no more control than a bottle of floor cleaner”. A review led by NHS Medical Director Sir Bruce Keogh has severely criticised the cosme....

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Maternity discrimination ‘still a major problem in the workplace’

Discrimination against mothers and pregnant women is still a major problem in the workplace, according to research by the charity, Working Families. Discrimination against mothers and pregnant women is still a major problem in the workplace, according to research by the charity, Working Families.....

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Stamp Duty Tax Liability

You should think long and hard over claims by companies and or individuals that advise that they can avoid or mitigate your stamp duty tax liability. Peter Westbrook property partner says you should think long and hard over claims by companies and or individuals that advise that they can avoid or....

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Divorce settlement acknowledges husband’s extra contribution

Courts usually try to share marital assets equally during divorce settlements, but what happens if some assets don’t become available until several years after the separation? Courts usually try to share marital assets equally during divorce settlements, but what happens if some assets don’t ....

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Trust protects family home from the taxman

Setting up a simple trust relating to his mother's home has saved a man and his wife several thousand pounds in capital gains tax. The case involved a woman who sold her house in 1996 to her son and his wife on condition that she was allowed to continue living there for the rest of her life....

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Budget offers two schemes to help homebuyers

Chancellor George Osborne has announced two new schemes designed to help potential homebuyers who can afford to pay a mortgage but find it difficult to raise a large deposit. Chancellor George Osborne has announced two new schemes designed to help potential homebuyers who can afford to pay a mort....

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Company stops former employee soliciting its clients

A company has been granted an interim injunction to prevent a former employee from soliciting its clients. A company has been granted an interim injunction to prevent a former employee from soliciting its clients. The case involved an employee who had been a senior manager and associate direct....

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SMEs struggling with cash flow and using up reserves

Many UK small and medium-sized enterprises (SME) are struggling with cash flow and are relying on their reserves to finance growth, according to new research. Many UK small and medium-sized enterprises (SME) are struggling with cash flow and are relying on their reserves to finance growth, accord....

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