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May 2018 Newswire  
 

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Hethertons Services for You and Your Family

Our aim is to keep you up to date with ideas and information that will help you gain the best possible advantages in working with us. This newswire will be sent regularly to help achieve this aim, and we hope you enjoy reading them.

  Our advice on getting divorced


 

Hethertons’ Family team has produced a series of videos on the divorce process.

In a series of short films, Director Simon Nellar looks at what the process involves and highlights some of the issues that people need to be aware of.

 
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  Pay squeeze finally over


 

The good news for families, not just in York but across the rest of the UK too, is that the year-long pay squeeze is finally over. That is according to the latest figures published by the Office for National Statistics (ONS).

The data shows that wages rose at an annual rate of 2.9 per cent in the first quarter of 2018, which, for the first time in over a year, beat the rise in inflation (2.7 per cent) for the same three months.

 
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  Call for Inheritance Tax system to be scrapped


 

There have been calls for the present Inheritance Tax (IHT) system to be scrapped and replaced by a fairer method of taxing inherited wealth.

The proposals were made by the Resolution Foundation, a thinktank that looks into ways of improving the living standards and equality of people living in the UK.

 
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  Supreme Court hears civil partnership case


 

A heterosexual couple from London are fighting for their right to enter into a civil partnership and are having their appeal case heard at the Supreme Court.

Rebecca Steinfeld and Charles Keidan have no desire to get married, but want to enjoy the same relationship rights as those who do. Were they a same-sex couple they would be able to do so via a civil partnership, but as this option is currently only available to same-sex couples, they are having to go through the courts to try and get the law changed.

 
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  It’s a case of swings and roundabouts for families in York


 

Good news for York families with little ones, as the village of Fulford unveiled a new playground.

Thanks to joint funding from City of York Council and Fulford Parish Council, the new £34,000 development boasts, among other things, a zip wire, climbing frames and special equipment for toddlers to enjoy.

 
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