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Posted on: 18/01/2013

On 5 December 2012, the Chancellor issued his Autumn Statement. Key business tax announcements include:

•  The main rate of corporation tax will go down to 21% from 1 April 2014 (previously expected to be 22%).

•  The rate of the bank levy will go up from 1 January 2013.

Posted on: 15/01/2013

There are huge changes in legal funding available for family cases coming into force in April this year. Legal funding (save in certain narrowly defined exceptional circumstances) will no longer be available for divorce, financial remedy and private children matters.

Posted on: 03/01/2013

A government minister has said that courts may be forced to work longer hours, including weekends to try and make them more effective.

Posted on: 27/11/2012

The government is planning to act to unblock some stalled housebuilding projects which could result in some 50,000 new homes being built in the New Year.

Posted on: 21/11/2012

The latest figures from Rightmove suggest something of a revival in the property market with prices on average 2% higher than a year ago, largely led, admittedly by London.

Posted on: 20/11/2012

The government is said to be considering a number of proposals including a ban on young drivers carrying any passengers who are not members of their family, as part of efforts to reduce the number of fatalities on the roads

Posted on: 19/11/2012

New figures relating to workplace health and safety have shown a fall in the number of people killed as a result of accidents at work.

Posted on: 15/11/2012

The Deputy Prime Minister has admitted that he lost a battle in cabinet over plans to give fathers six weeks of paid paternity leave.

Posted on: 12/11/2012

New figures, just released by the Driving Standards Agency, reveal that one woman has failed her driving theory test no fewer than 105 times.

Posted on: 06/11/2012

The Labour party has reacted angrily to new health and safety legislation which will mean workers having to prove their employer was directly to blame for their accident before compensation will be paid out.