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Legislation considered to protect customers when businesses collapse

The Government is considering new laws with the aim of protecting consumers when a business becomes insolvent and the consumers have prepaid for products.

New law to ensure standards in rented accommodation

A new law will ensure that private and social rented properties will meet certain safety standards throughout a tenancy, the Government has announced.

New £2.7 million fund to tackle parental conflict announced by Government

The Minister for Family Support, Housing and Child Maintenance Justin Tomlinson has announced details of a new £2.7 million fund to increase support for disadvantaged families at risk of parental conflict.

Santander fined millions for probate failings

Santander has been fined more than £32 million for “serious failings” in its probate and bereavement process, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has revealed.

What happens if I want to buy or sell a house?

Buying or selling a property is no easy task – and this unfortunate truth applies regardless of whether you are a first-time buyer, a second-stepper or a seasoned investor.

Investment Association toughens rules on executive pay

The Investment Association (IA) has this month toughened its rules on executive pay after concerns that companies were not listening or responding to shareholders. The new guidelines, known as the Principle of Remuneration, were launched at the IA Stewardship and Corporate Governance conference earlier this month. The IA guidelines set out investor expectations and best…
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Teams locked in dispute with English Football League over Sky deal

A number of Championship clubs are leading a fightback against a £595 million TV deal with Sky, claiming that they have sufficient numbers to force the English Football League (EFL) to shred the contract, which they say ‘vastly undervalues games’.

New measures have “significant impact” on domestic abuse conviction rates

Measures that will help “drive up prosecutions” in domestic abuse cases are set to be rolled out across England and Wales.

More than three quarters of SMEs are struggling with late payments

More than three quarters (78 per cent) of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are having to wait one month or more beyond agreed payment terms before they are paid, a new study reveals.

Government set to review grandparents legal rights

Government ministers are considering changing divorce laws that would hand grandparents a legal right to see their grandchildren after a family split.