High Court quashes school closure decision over consultation flaws – Local Government Lawyer

Posted August 18th, 2016 in consultations, education, local government, news, Wales by tracey

‘Denbighshire County Council mishandled its consultation on closing a Welsh language school, the High Court has found.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 17th August 2016

Source: www.localgovernmentlawyer.co.uk

Tax avoidance sanctions proposals “threaten rule of law” – Legal Futures

‘Government proposals to clamp down on tax avoidance by targeting advisers with sanctions if HMRC successfully challenges a scheme further blur the line between evasion and avoidance, and “threaten the rule of law”, according to a prominent tax lawyer.’

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Legal Futures, 18th August 2016

Source: www.legalfutures.co.uk

Two people smugglers jailed – Home Office

Posted August 18th, 2016 in immigration, press releases, sentencing, trafficking in human beings by tracey

‘Two people who attempted to smuggle an Albanian man into the UK via the Channel Tunnel have been jailed for a total of 6 years.’

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Home Office, 16th August 2016

Source: www.gov.uk/home-office

The Serious Fraud Office and Legal Representation During Section 2 Interviews – Crimeline

Posted August 18th, 2016 in legal representation, news, Serious Fraud Office by tracey

‘It is often assumed that an individual being interviewed by an investigative body, whether under caution or voluntarily, has a fundamental right to legal representation and advice. However, the publication of new guidelines by the Serious Fraud Office (“SFO”) on the presence of lawyers and the conduct of interviews conducted pursuant to section 2 of the Criminal Justice Act 1987 (the “New Guidelines”) calls into question this assumption. This article will consider the New Guidelines which were issued following the case of Lord v the SFO[1].’

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Crimeline, 15th August 2016

Source: www.crimeline.info

Recent Statutory Instruments – legislation.gov.uk

Posted August 18th, 2016 in legislation by tracey

The Ecodesign for Energy-Related Products and Energy Information (Amendment) Regulations 2016

The Equality Act 2010 (Commencement No.11) Order 2016

The Protection of Wrecks (Designation) (England) (No. 2) Order 2016

Source: www.legislation.gov.uk

Sadie Hartley killing: Women jailed for murdering love rival – BBC News

Posted August 18th, 2016 in conspiracy, firearms, murder, news, offensive weapons, sentencing by tracey

‘An obsessive “she devil” who murdered a love rival in a brutal attack she plotted with a friend has been jailed for a minimum of 30 years.’

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BBC News, 17th August 2016

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Father sues £28k-a-year boarding school after son passes just one GCSE exam – Daily Telegraph

Posted August 18th, 2016 in education, examinations, news by tracey

‘A father is suing a private school for the £125,000 he paid for his son’s education after the teenager left with just one GCSE.’

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Daily Telegraph, 17th August 2016

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Father’s hopes for single parent surrogacy law change – BBC News

Posted August 18th, 2016 in equality, human rights, news, parental responsibility, surrogacy by tracey

‘A father who won a groundbreaking legal case on Britain’s surrogacy laws has told the BBC he hopes he will soon be given the same rights as other parents.’

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BBC News, 17th August 2016

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Proposal to fine tax avoidance enablers lacks teeth, campaigners say – The Guardian

Posted August 18th, 2016 in banking, consultations, fines, law firms, news, tax avoidance by tracey

‘Government proposals to impose heavy fines on banks, accountants and lawyers who market tax avoidance schemes will fail without more resources for HM Revenue & Customs to pursue offenders, campaigners have said.’

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The Guardian, 17th August 2016

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Tax avoidance enablers to face tough new penalties – HM Revenue and Customs

Posted August 18th, 2016 in accountants, consultations, fines, penalties, press releases, tax avoidance by tracey

‘Accountants, tax planners and advisers who provide advice on how to avoid tax will face tough penalties under new proposals being consulted on by the government, Financial Secretary to the Treasury Jane Ellison announced today.’

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HM Revenue and Customs, 17th August 2016

Source: https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/hm-revenue-customs

Ethnic minorities face ‘entrenched’ racial inequality – watchdog – BBC News

Posted August 18th, 2016 in equality, race discrimination, racism, reports by tracey

‘Black and ethnic minority people in Britain still face “entrenched” race inequality in many areas, including education and health, a watchdog warns. A review by the Equality and Human Rights Commission, which also looked at employment, housing, pay, and criminal justice, found an “alarming picture”.’

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BBC News, 18th August 2016

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Childhood obesity: UK’s ‘inexcusable’ strategy is wasted opportunity, say experts – The Guardian

Posted August 18th, 2016 in advertising, children, food, health, news, taxation by tracey

‘Medical experts and campaigners have criticised the government’s childhood obesity strategy as weak and embarrassing, and accused policymakers of throwing away the best chance to tackle the culture of unhealthy eating that is crippling the NHS. The government’s measures, centred on the sugar tax announced by George Osborne in March, rely on voluntary action by the food and drink industry and are shorn of any restrictions on junk food marketing and advertising.’

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The Guardian, 18th August 2016

Source: www.guardian.co.uk