High Court ruling on rates provides reassurance to landlords of empty properties, says expert – OUT-LAW.com

Posted July 2nd, 2012 in landlord & tenant, news, rates, taxation by sally

“A High Court ruling will reassure landlords seeking to avoid business rate charges on properties left lying empty, a property law expert has said.”

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OUT-LAW.com, 29th June 2012

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Energy smart meters are a threat to privacy, says watchdog – The Guardian

Posted July 2nd, 2012 in data protection, energy, news, ombudsmen, privacy by sally

“Hi-tech monitors that track households’ energy consumption threaten to become a major privacy issue, according to the European watchdog in charge of protecting personal data.”

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The Guardian, 1st July 2012

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Ex-Home Secretary hits out: Every offender to pay more – The Independent

Posted July 2nd, 2012 in compensation, fines, news, victims by sally

“All criminals will be fined under plans that would almost double the amount of money available to help victims. Ken Clarke, the Justice Secretary, will announce tomorrow that he is increasing the amount of money raised from offenders from £10m to £50m to end the scandal of only those not jailed contributing to the funding of victims’ services.”

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The Independent, 1st July 2012

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Discrimination against armed forces could become illegal – The Guardian

Posted July 2nd, 2012 in armed forces, bills, employment, news, redundancy by sally

“Discrimination against armed forces veterans could become against the law after the government agreed to cross-party talks aimed at giving new rights to protect former members of the military.”

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The Guardian, 2nd July 2012

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