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November 2016 Newswire  

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  Ministry of Justice refuses to give way over divorce fee increases


Ministers have declined to follow a recommendation by a House of Commons committee that an increase in divorce fees should be rescinded.

Parliament’s Justice Committee had raised concerns about the increase in fees, which was implemented in March amid considerable criticism from the legal profession.

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  Will writing firm receives substantial fine following nuisance calls


Fresh questions have been raised about unregulated Will writing services after one company was fined £30,000 following a raft of complaints about nuisance calls.

A Somerset-based firm had received the penalty from the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO), after it was found to have been making unsolicited calls to people who had previously registered with the Telephone Preference Service (TPS).

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  Lack of supply continues to be an obstacle for would-be borrowers


Gross mortgage lending reached £20.6billion last month, according to latest figures from the Council of Mortgage Lenders (CML).

The data showed that lending edged ahead of the total recorded in September, but was down around five per cent when compared with the same period last year.

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  Crucial Tribunal finds in favour of Uber workers


A landmark Tribunal – which ruled that Uber drivers should be considered “workers” rather than self-employed – has been welcomed by the Shadow Minister for Labour.

Jack Dromey said that the outcome of the case last month was very significant and he hoped it would end “the twilight world of uncertainty” that hundreds of thousands of UK employees had found themselves trapped in.

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  Deposit disputes on the rise


It has been revealed that the number of disputes relating to tenancy deposits hit a record-high in the last financial year.

Figures collated by the Department for Communities and Local Government showed that 28,100 disputes were recorded in the year to March 2016.

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