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The food and agriculture charity Sustain have raised a call due to which soft drinks should attract additional tax at a rate of 20p per liter. They hope their proposal will be introduced in this year’s budget and the higher price of sugar-loaded liquids would raise around £1bn per annum. This money could be used [...]Read More ...
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 [...]
According to new plans, mother will be able to get back to work just two weeks after the baby`s birth. This will give them more flexibility and will enable them to share the 52 weeks parental leave with the father, in a way suitable for them.
The new flexible parental leave scheme will come into force [...]
Metal theft measures to be tightened in December, including stronger police rights of to scrap yards and higher fines for rogue traders.
According to recent estimations, there are about 1,000 metal thefts per week, which costs the Uk over 220m a year. For that reason tougher measures are required and Minister Jeremy Browne will unveil the [...]
An elderly home in Nottingham is under investigation and its council contract has been suspended.
The Care Quality Commission was concerned about the fire safety and cleanliness in Autumn Grange, an elderly home in Sherwood Rise, that`s why they had their council contract suspended. The home residents were sent to other homes, after on Saturday, the [...]
New proposals for the Claims Management Companies include prohibiting oral agreements with clients. A written contract is required, so that the company can charge a fee.
Ministry of Justice proposed new rules for the claims management companies(CMCs), according to which they are forced to end the oral contract agreements.
The Claims Management Regulator insists that all contract [...]
Judges and magistrates to face disciplinary, in case they talk about their jobs online, according to new guidelines issued by Lord Justice Goldring, the Senior Presiding Judge.
Lord Justice Goldring, the Senior Presiding Judge set our new rules, according to which members of the judiciary should not write about their roles and publish controversial opinions online. [...]
Insurance analysts revealed that there has been a rise in the number of people making injury claims following a road accident.
It was recently announced that there is a sharp rise in the personal injury claims despite the fall in accidents. More people are making injury claims. Insurance analysts have revealed a sharp rise in the [...]
03 JulWarning – Bogus callers
Bogus callers make up stories to trick you into leaving your house or letting them in so they can steal money or property from your home.
Bogus callers can be of any age and appearance, either male or female, and they aim to to trick or worry you into leaving your house or into letting them. [...]
The average price of a UK property fell down in June, says the Nationwide.
Nationwide said that the average price of a UK house fell 0.6% in June this year. According to the building society, the annual decline of 1.5% is the sharpest decline in almost three years. The foremost reasons for this decline are attributed [...]