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New proposals following the collapse of Carillion

The Public Audit Office suggests that the collapse of Carillion will cost the taxpayer £148 million. This does not include the £2.6 billion hole in the pension fund which will fall on the Pension Protection Fund. Was this just down to bad luck or was there something very wrong with the governance of the companies […]

Study concludes certain factors can show women most at risk of partner abuse

Domestic abuse in any form against anyone is wrong but is it the case that some people are more at risk than others? For the first time, the Office of National Statistics (ONS) has looked at three years of data from the Crime Survey for England and Wales to help develop insight into which types of women […]

A bankrupt and their assets

When an individual is declared bankrupt, all property, money or other assets belonging to them at the commencement of the bankruptcy vest automatically in the Trustee without any formal transfer. Certain assets, however, are exempt and so do not form part of their bankruptcy estate. Items such as clothing, bedding, furniture, household equipment and ‘provisions […]

Online divorce service launched nationwide

The Ministry of Justice (MoJ) recently launched its online divorce service nationwide. The scheme is designed to be used by the public at large who do not have a solicitor acting for them in relation to their divorce. The scheme also only applies where both parties are in agreement that there should be divorce and plan […]

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