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Archive for October, 2012

Child Benefit Warning Letters Sent Out

October 31st, 2012 | Posted by mjpsolicitors | No Comments
Letters from the HM Revenue & Customs will be sent out this week to parents earning more than 50,000 per year detailing how their family is likely to be affected ...

Benefit Cuts to Hit Families With More Than Two Children

October 25th, 2012 | Posted by mjpsolicitors | No Comments
Benefits for families may be limited at two children, Iain Duncan Smith has said. In a speech, Mr Duncan Smith ask if families should be able to expect never-ending amounts of ...

A Murder Committed Every 10 Days

October 23rd, 2012 | Posted by mjpsolicitors | No Comments
New figures show that a murder is committed every ten days by a convicted criminal who is on bail and has called for a review of the bail rules. The figures, ...

More Piracy Sites Under Fire

October 23rd, 2012 | Posted by mjpsolicitors | No Comments
UK Internet service providers have been asked to block 3 leading torrent sites over concerns of piracy. The British Phonographic Industry (BPI), which acts on behalf of rights holders, ...

Housing Benefits Warning

October 22nd, 2012 | Posted by mjpsolicitors | No Comments
The number of working households that are reliant on housing benefit since the recession began in 2008 has doubled according to the National Housing Federation (NHF). The cause of ...

Crackdown on Gun Middle Men

October 22nd, 2012 | Posted by mjpsolicitors | No Comments
Possessing a firearm with intent to endanger life has carried a maximum sentence of life since 1968 but a new offence of supplying a firearm will be introduced to help ...

Benefit Changes Will Hit Disabled People

October 18th, 2012 | Posted by mjpsolicitors | No Comments
Universal Credit aims to simplify the benefits system in October 2013 by replacing Jobseeker’s allowance, tax credits, income support, housing benefit and employment and support allowance with a single ...

Drug Experts Call For Review

October 15th, 2012 | Posted by mjpsolicitors | No Comments
A six-year study, carried out by The UK Drug Policy Commission, has called for a “wholesale review’’ of drugs laws and the drugs classification system. The commission called for Parliament “to ...

Antisocial Behaviour Victims Decide Punishment

October 9th, 2012 | Posted by mjpsolicitors | No Comments
Home secretary, Theresa May, at the Conservative party conference will state that victims of antisocial behaviour will be able to decide how offenders are punished. Theresa May will say she ...

Householders Given Protection Over Burglars

October 9th, 2012 | Posted by mjpsolicitors | No Comments
Justice secretary, Chris Grayling, will promise greater protection for householders who taken on burglars in today’s speech. The justice secretary will say “Being confronted by an intruder in your own home ...

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