Chancellor’s anti-austerity spending spree has few surprises

An anti-austerity package of £30 billion of government spending was announced in the Chancellor’s Autumn Statement, drawing on improved public finance projections to support a range of new initiatives

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Landlords must check they hit the spot with deposits

Claims for incorrectly handled property rental deposits are soaring and landlords should be alert to the danger and ensure they or their agents are complying with the legal requirements, if they want to avoid high penalties

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Divorce goes virtual, but complex cases will keep their day in court

A new online service should cut the stress of applying for a divorce according to the Ministry of Justice, but family law professionals say it’s likely to benefit only those with simple finances who are pursuing the DIY route

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The Employment Tribunal Strikes Back

A pilot who provided a fake reference from a Star Wars villain has been ordered to repay his training costs

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Islamic Wills in England and Wales

Sharia law sets out strict rules that determine how an individual’s assets are administered upon death.

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Bump in the night for Airbnb landlords

Rule changes on short term lets could see part-time landlords hit by a new tax bill from next year if they let out their whole property.

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