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    Probate fee changes

    Probate fee changes

    Probate fee changes – understandable concerns but maybe criticism a little too harsh. New system will be fairer to small estates and Government has listened to criticisms of its previous proposed changes. Ring-fencing receipts will help Courts protect more vulnerable people in our justice system. Government has listened to concerns about previous probate proposals: I am delighted that the Government has taken note of serious concerns raised by its previous proposals to increase probate fees enormously, to a maximum of…

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    Success for HPV ‘Jabs for the Boys’ campaign

    Success for HPV ‘Jabs for the Boys’ campaign

    Brilliant news – success for HPV ‘Jabs for the  Boys’ campaign. Government to vaccinate all boys to prevent future cancer and save lives. Congratulations to Department of Health for announcing decision quickly. The new Secretary of State for Health and Social Care has made the brilliant announcement that the NHS will vaccinate all young boys, as well as girls, against the HPV virus which causes a range of cancers and serious illnesses in later life. HPV is one of the…

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    Digital Discrimination leaves millions of older people at risk

    Digital Discrimination leaves millions of older people at risk

    AgeUK finds Government guilty of digital age discrimination leaving millions of older people at risk of poverty. Elderly citizens denied benefit entitlements because they can’t cope online need special help. Be proud that Britain is leading many technological advances, but this risks older generations being increasingly marginalised by society. 3.8million older people in Britain today have never used the internet: Many of us are so used to online connections that we are in danger of forgetting how fast the technological…

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    Inter-generational fairness

    Inter-generational fairness

    16 October 2017 Don’t punish the old to help the young – panic policy changes have political dangers Let’s focus on policies that are fairer across all age ranges Better to address problems of housing or student debt directly And take the opportunity to prepare for social care costs that will burden younger people  Don’t repeat Manifesto errors: Today’s newspaper reports of potential Budget measures to please younger voters seem fraught with danger. The suggestion that older people should be…

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    Pension Schemes forced to stop discriminating against same-sex partners

    Pension Schemes forced to stop discriminating against same-sex partners

    12 July 2017 UK pension funds cannot discriminate against same sex partners Landmark ruling rightly requires pension schemes to treat all partners equally Costs could run to hundreds of millions of pounds The Supreme Court has ruled that same-sex partnerships must be fairly and properly recognised within UK pension schemes. In a landmark ruling, ( INNOSPEC VS. WALKER) the judges ruled that a pension scheme member who is married to a same sex partner must be treated the same as…

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    Unbelievable injustice – flaw in British law must be remedied urgently

    Unbelievable injustice – flaw in British law must be remedied urgently

    16 September 2016 Frightening flaws in UK law uncovered – urgent changes are needed British law allows firms to sue you without you knowing about it – this is an outrage Over 2000 people a day have Country Court judgements against them and have had no defence Have you ever moved house?  Have you ever sold a car?  Have you ever parked your car in a hospital or supermarket car park?  If so, it might be a good idea for…

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