With the news that, on average, one British person a week is travelling to Switzerland to end their life it has been reported that Justice Secretary Robert Buckland is actively considering a ban on assisted suicide in the UK. Here, we consider how an individual can make a statement to communicate their wishes in terms of end of life care and to what extent.
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Fans of the TV series "Cold Feet" might have felt that, with Pete's role as a juror and Adam's recent employment issues, legal matters have been at the forefront of the latest series. The passing of Jenny's mother Barbara in a recent episode also demonstrated what can happen when someone passes away and the terms of their Will cause disputes among the family.
The most recent Scottish Budget was delivered by Public Finance Minister Kate Forbes in early February 2020. Here we look at some of the headline items from that Budget, which unusually came before the overall UK Budget is announced due to the latter being delayed until March.
The All Party Parliamentary Group on Inheritance Tax and Intergenerational Fairness (APPG) has set out significant proposals for reform of the current Inheritance Tax (IHT) rules. The current IHT regime have faced vast criticism as being "complex, ineffective, riddled with anomalies, distortionary and unfair", with the tax facing public criticism as being one of the UK's most disliked taxes.
With the amount of Coronavirus cases increasing across the world, and with the increased likelihood that employees will be travelling and returning to the UK during the February half term, what steps should employers take to prevent it from spreading further?