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Palliative care for terminal illnesses Bill set for second reading

William Rowe
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A Private Members Bill, which requires comprehensive palliative care to be provided for people with terminal illnesses, is set for a second reading in the House of Commons. Brought under Parliament’s Ten Minute Rule, allowing backbench MPs to put...

Retirees urged to register Lasting Power of Attorneys to avoid 'financial crisis'

William Rowe
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A report has been published, which urges retirees to register a Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) to avoid a “later-life financial crisis”. The study, by insurance company Zurich, estimates that four-fifths of retirees (345,000) presently enjoying...

How to Evict a Tenant

Harjie Bindra
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Evicting a tenant can be a long and expensive process if not done correctly. It is important to remember that there are strict requirements and procedures that you, as landlord, must adhere to if you want your tenant to leave your property. In most...

Woman loses Court of Appeal bid to increase "nightmare" divorce settlement

Alison Webber
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The former spouse of a prominent property tycoon has lost her bid to increase a “nightmare” divorce settlement at the Court of Appeal. Ms Camilla Versteegh and wealthy property mogul Gerard Versteegh were married for 20 years, during which time...

Employees failing to take holiday allowance may move elsewhere, says report

Sally Morris
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Around two in five UK employees report taking a maximum of just half their annual leave entitlement, according to a new study. Glassdoor, which published the research, added that the average employee takes just 62 per cent of their allowance. Likewise, 23...

What can you tell an employee to wear in the workplace?

Sally Morris
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What can you tell an employee to wear in the workplace? New rules on employee dress code may give employers more clarity on what they can and can’t tell workers to wear. The guidelines, published here , follow a review by the Government Equalities...

UK Green companies outperforming US equivalents

Miles Dearden
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Green companies in the UK are generating greater returns for their clean energy investments. That is according to a new report from the Imperial College Business School. The research found that Yieldcos – companies engaged in renewable energy projects...

Good news for companies and employees with an interest in EMI

Clare Lang
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Good news for companies and employees with an interest in EMI (Enterprise Management Incentive) share options!  The EC has just approved the renewal of State aid approval for such option schemes.    Those who have been following...

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