Prime Minister David Cameron wrote to 10 British overseas territories in order to incite those sign up to international treaties on tax. Among these territories are theCayman Islandsand the Isle of Man.
Until now these places have operated with low-tax regimes so many companies used them as a way to avoid paying tax.
According to him many [...]
After only five weeks of intensive training, graduates will help manage caseloads.
The aim of the “Frontline” scheme is to attract as many graduates as possible into the profession. The Education Secretary Michael Gove announced that the government gave funding for the first 100 trainees.
According to the British Association of Social Workers the time would not [...]
The case of HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) in the High Court ended with victory. The reason for the case was that HMRC was accused of illegally letting investment bank Goldman Sachs off part of its tax bill.
Due to data of the campaign group UK Uncut Legal Action the taxpayer
had been cheated with about £20m.
Disabled people confront the decision of the government to cut housing benefit for recipients living in properties considered to be too large for them.
Ten families are now standing before the High Court to challenge this move.
According to them the proposed changes will discriminate them because they in fact need more space due to their disability.
After a gay couple from theIsle of Manwas refused rental accommodation because of their sexual orientation, they are now calling for a change in the law.
They launched a petition calling for the introduction of theUK’s Equality Act 2010 saying they could not believe there was no legislation which could prevent them from being discriminated.
About a [...]
Ambitious lawyers who do not have the money to go to university will soon be given legal training in the “learning academy’ which will be set up later this year.
This plan was revealed two days after the resignation of the Co-operative Banking Group’s chief executive. Christina Blacklaws, director of Co-operative Legal Services, announced at the [...]
The new plans on supervising offenders for 12 months after they leave jail were strongly criticized. Yesterday the Queen announced that depending on their sentences all offenders would have to be subject to a year of supervision after they leave.
According to many critics offenders will be “trapped in the criminal justice system”, and as the [...]
As the UK does not allow three Afghan interpreters who worked with British forces to settle there, they would bring appeals to court. If the final result of this case is positive this would help about 600 other such interpreters stay inBritain.
Next year British forces will withdraw fromAfghanistanbut they have said they would not help [...]
Due to a recent survey confidence among UK businesses does not stop improving in spite of the fact that economy grows slowly.
According to the quarterly Business Confidence Monitor, confidence is now at its highest level since 2010. Among the forecasts of this monitor is the view that in the second quarter economic will grow faster.
Over the last four years referrals of international family law cases to the Head of International Family Justice have increased much. Due to some figures these cases have quadrupled for the last four years as in 2008 they were 65 and in 2012 the reported cases were 263. Only from 2011 to 2012 their percentage [...]Read More ...