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Rural crime worsens during COVID19 pandemic

A survey undertaken by Farmers Weekly of their online readers indicates that rural crime has become significantly worse since the start of the COVID Pandemic. In fact 81% of those who responded felt that rural crime had increased since March 2020. In addition, Countryside Alliance ran a survey in which both fly tipping and theft […]

Do I need a pre-nup?

Lockdown has provided many people with time to reflect on where their romantic relationships are going  and with so many weddings being postponed some people are now considering whether they need a pre-nup. A lot of people are put off the idea, however, because they are worried it is not very romantic, are not sure […]

Jobs Support Scheme announced

The Chancellor, Rishi Sunak, today announces a new Jobs Support Scheme, which will replace the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (Furlough Scheme) when it comes to an end on 31 October 2020.  The new scheme will support short time working by providing government money to employers where staff hours are reduced to no less than one […]

More Nightingale Courts to open

Last month we reported on the opening of so called Nightingale Courts to help reduce the backlog of cases which have built up during the pandemic. Now HMCTS have announced plans for an additional eight Nightingale Courts to tackle the impact of coronavirus on the justice system. The first of these are The Lowry Theatre […]

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