ONS report identifies link between discrimination and gender pay gap

23 Jan 2018

A new report published by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) in recent days claims that discrimination may ‘play a part’ in the UK’s gender pay gap.

Welfare cuts adding to adoption numbers, says report

22 Jan 2018

The British Association of Social Workers (BASW) has published a comprehensive report into the state of adoption following a two-year inquiry.

Surrogacy laws do not meet the needs of families, says campaigner

19 Jan 2018

An MP has backed a campaign which would see the laws surrounding surrogacy sway in favour of the child’s intended family.

Specialist legal advice crucial in relation to care home fees, trusts and IHT

19 Jan 2018

An increasing number of British families are falling victim to ‘risky’ unregulated advice in relation to care home fees and Inheritance Tax (IHT) matters, a report in The Telegraph suggests.

Engineering firm fined £75,000 over health and safety failings

16 Jan 2018

An engineering company found to have breached the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 has been fined £75,000 in Court.

Can children’s services keep up with demand?

15 Jan 2018

New figures have revealed a “staggering scale of pressures” on children’s services, according to the Local Government Association (LGA).

“Significant demand” for buy-to-let mortgages

15 Jan 2018

New research suggests that there is “significant demand” for buy-to-let mortgages across the UK, despite concerns that recent tax and regulatory changes are having a negative impact on buy-to-let investment.

The importance of having an up-to-date Will

12 Jan 2018

New research suggests that many Britons are failing to regularly update their Wills – meaning that missing details and mistakes are increasingly going unnoticed until it is too late.

Mother can take child on holiday despite risk of “abduction”

12 Jan 2018

A mother has been granted permission to take her son on lengthy visits to her place of birth despite ongoing petitions from the father.

RBS shareholders propose overturning corporate governance in successive rebellion

11 Jan 2018

A large number of RBS shareholders have put forward a proposal to “improve corporate governance and shareholder engagement” at the majority state-owned bank.