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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 [...]
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 [...]
Ministry of Justice announced that the seaside resort of Weston-super-Mare is the “hotspot” of divorces forEnglandandWales. Figures show that last year 2,447 divorce petitions were lodged in the coastal town of 80,000 people.
Birmingham is the other place outsideLondonthat has more than these applications but the population there is about 10 times more than this inWeston-super-Mare.
The plans of the government for preventing people from being attacked by dogs seemed “woefully inadequate” for a group of MP’s.
The Food and Rural Affairs Committee said that public seemed to be taking this issue much more seriously than Defra (the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs) and the Home Office.
The response of the [...]
Since theUKhousing market suffered credit crunch six years ago now for the first time it shows significant revival.
The Council of Mortgage Lenders (CML) announced that the mortgage lending it picked up last year has risen having in mind the 12% rise of first-time buyers.
No matter that the prices of houses in theUKrose by 3.3% last [...]
According to a recent survey, the confidence of businesses in theUKwas last month at the lowest level since 21 years.
The opinion of the firm who made the survey is that economy will have to struggle hard in the first quarter of this year, as firms will have to hire more stuff.
The Optimism Index had to [...]
Private firms ‘to take on probation services’
Chris Grayling, the Justice Secretary, is soon going to announce the planned changes in probation services. They will function on the basis of “payment by results”. A compulsory rehabilitation will be offered for prisoners with short sentences.
However, the private sector will monitor about 200,000 medium- and low-risk offenders and [...]
Here are some tips on the ways you should save your money.
If you just dream about getting the best return from it as you put it into a bank account, you should not forget about the news of the interest rate cuts.
A ‘cash cushion’
Do have in mind that each of us needs more money sometimes [...]