Fund launched to help young people at risk of relationship abuse

The Home Office has launched a £13 million fund to help youth workers, police, nurses and other professionals to build closer relationships with children and young people at risk of relationship abuse.

Complex IHT rules deterring Britons from gifting, study finds

Almost half (44 per cent) of UK parents would gift more money to their children if the rules governing Inheritance Tax (IHT) were less confusing, a new study has revealed.

Harsher punishments for people who emotionally or psychologically abuse partners

Perpetrators convicted of domestic abuse are more likely go to prison under new sentencing guidelines announced this week.

Case will impact on employment law

A Supreme Court hearing later today (20 February) will have “significant ramifications” on employment law for a number of industries, including the media, the health service and the construction industry.

Foster review’s findings could put vulnerable children at “real risk”, says professional body

Nagalro, the professional association for Family Court Advisers, Children’s Guardians and Independent Social Workers, has backed Independent Reviewing Officers (IROs) after a recent review of foster care in England recommended that they should be “dispensed with”.

Surge in first-time buyers after Stamp Duty cut

According to a recent study, the number of mortgaged first-time buyers in the UK rose to 365,000 in 2017, the highest level seen in more than a decade, with the rise being attributed largely to November’s Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) cut.

Top family judge to consider transparency of family court system

Sir James Munby, the most senior family court judge in England and Wales, will review a decade-long case with hopes that it can be resolved.

Cohabitees are misunderstanding the importance of Wills, study reveals

A new study suggests that UK cohabiting couples are misunderstanding the law and overlooking the importance of drawing up Wills.

Don’t forget to review your People with Significant Control register

The People with Significant Control register (PSC), introduced in June 2016, requires companies to declare individuals who have a significant stake in the business.