November 2015 Archive

Hampshire's Domestic Violence Services

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Hampshire release a helpline for people suffering domestic abuse, following White Ribbon Day which is a day to raise awareness of the issue of domestic violence. More …

Welsh Housing Awards 2015

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Blake Morgan are proud to be sponsoring this years' Welsh Housing Awards at The Vale Resort, on 27 November 2015. More …

Facebook – a painful daily reminder?

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Once upon a time you could remove all physical traces of an ex-partner from your house by removing all photographs and mementoes from your house. More …

Autumn Statement and the NHS

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Yesterday’s Autumn Statement brought welcome news to the NHS, promising to ‘front-load’ the increase in funding that has been identified as necessary to deliver the Five Year Forward View, with a £3.8bn of ‘extra funding’ for the health service in 2016-17. More …

Autumn Statement: Capital gains tax and Inheritance Tax

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Accelerated payment of capital gains tax on certain property sales have caught the headlines, although in reality very little has changed in today’s Autumn Statement. More …

What does the 3% Stamp Duty Land Tax rate hike on additional properties mean for you?

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The Chancellor's Autumn Statement was full of optimism and wide sweeping declarations about a greater United Kingdom, but the picture on Stamp Duty Land Tax is not all sunshine and roses. More …

Falling divorce rates

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It is being reported today in The Telegraph that the number of couples divorcing is now at the lowest rate for forty years, despite the fact that the number of marriages taking place has increased. More …

Telephone marketing: further regulatory activity and tips for compliance

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The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has announced that it is writing to 1,000 companies involved in the trade in personal information. This is part of an increasing trend to crack down on ‘nuisance’ marketing calls. More …

Transparency in supply chains statements will have a big impact

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The Modern Slavery Act has come under a lot of criticism from campaign groups, NGOs and human rights lawyers. Mostly rightly so. More …

What can the NHS learn from the Talk Talk breach?

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Data protection in the NHS

The NHS does not have a great track record when it comes to data sharing. The big technology projects to enable data sharing have been bigger political and financial icebergs than first appeared and often leading to wrecks. More …