From April 2016, veterans left terminally ill with Mesothelioma, a fatal asbestos related cancer, will be entitled to compensation if they can prove that they were exposed to asbestos during their military careers with the Army, Navy or RAF.
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New rules are being proposed at international level for participation of those who have undergone gender change, but how they will apply domestically raises difficult questions
How confident are you that you Will is up to date in terms of distributions to the family and also in consideration of Inheritance Tax? Here's a real life example of why making a Will is just the starting point in ensuring an individual’s wishes are observed.
The answer to that question was held to be, no, in the case of Wells v Countrywide Estate Agents t/a Hetheringtons. The case is interesting in that even if a dismissal amounts to constructive dismissal, due to an employer acting on fundamental breach the resulting dismissal will not necessarily be unfair.
The March 2016 Budget brought help for businesses and investors. Following the earlier announcement of the new saving allowance and dividend regimes commencing on 6 April 2016, the news of a reduction in the capital gains tax rates and a new Lifetime ISA were welcomed. Business Tax rates are also set to reduce in the future. A summary of the latest changes are detailed in this article.