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Debate opens up over Will reforms

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Plans to update Britain’s “outdated” Will writing laws were outlined last week, but some legal professionals are concerned that the proposals could lead to more documents being challenged. Last week the Law Commission set out plans to...

Divorce, marriage and re-marriage on the rise among over-65s

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The latest data published by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) has revealed that divorce, marriage and re-marriage appear to be on the rise among people over the age of 65. The data builds upon previous research carried out by think tank the...

Court of Appeal rules on "public interest" test case

Sally Morris
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The Court of Appeal has ruled on a significant test case in relation to whistleblowing and public interest. In Chesterton Global Ltd and another v Nurmohamed , the case considers the approach to be taken by tribunals when deciding if a disclosure is...

National Grid energy report criticised by campaigners amid mounting climate change concerns

Miles Dearden
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A flagship energy report published by The National Grid in recent days has come under fire over its ‘lack of ambition’ amid mounting concerns that the UK is not on track to meet its climate change targets. Environmental campaign group WWF has...

Watch out for 'unexpected bills'

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A new report from consumer magazine Which? has found that care homes are flouting legal requirements and surprising those paying for private care with ‘unexpected’ bills and ‘unfair contracts’. According to the consumer watchdog,...

Workers feel powerless

Sally Morris
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The Taylor Report on employment in the UK, published today (July 11), has said that it should be made easier for workers to insist that their employers sit down and consult with them. In the course of the 10-month review, one of the key problems that...

Care homes providing dangerous levels of care, says report

William Rowe
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Elderly people are playing “Russian roulette” when choosing a care home, charities have warned amidst a damning new report. The Care Quality Commission (CQC) found that of 4,000 nursing homes, 32 per cent have been rated ‘inadequate’...

BEIS: more than a quarter of UK electricity was generated by renewables in Q1

Miles Dearden
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A new report published by the Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) in recent days suggests that renewable energy generated more than 26 per cent of the UK’s electricity in the first quarter (Q1) of 2017. According to...

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