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Can I protect my home from care home fees?

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The recent Channel 4 Dispatches programme "How to avoid the Dementia Tax" explored the "political hot potato" that is the provision of social care. An increasing number of elderly people are being forced to sell their homes to pay for care fees. With the number of 85 year olds set to double by 2030, this is a situation that is only going to get more critical. More …

It's finally out - the draft London Plan

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The consultation period for the new draft London Plan officially starts today. The Mayor of London has included an ambitious target for London borough councils to build 65,000 homes every year over the next decade – a figure that is around double the current rate of housebuilding. More …

What the 2017 Budget didn't say…

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Compared to recent years, Mr Hammond's Budget of November 2017 could be described as relatively benign, particularly given the relatively low impact it is likely to have on most households. But sometimes it is the unsaid that is more telling and we look at what might lie ahead in 2018. More …

Judge orders surrogate mother to hand child over to its intended same sex parents

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In the recent case of H (A Child: Surrogacy Breakdown) [2017] EWCA Civ 1798 the Judge ordered the surrogate mother to hand the child (H) over to its intended same sex parents ((A) and (B)). More …

What 2017's Autumn Budget Does and Doesn't Do for Charities

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This week's budget made few mentions of the voluntary sector, and you might be forgiven for thinking the Chancellor had forgotten all about it. Scratch beneath the surface, however, and some changes can be found that will impact on charities which we explore below. More …