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Funding Social Care – It’s an election issue

Funding Social Care – It’s an election issue

By Stephanie Johnson As predicted the crisis in our social care system has prompted the Conservatives, Labour and the Liberal Democrats to address the issue in their election manifestos. The Conservative’s proposals have generated a lot of press coverage as they mark a departure from the Governments’ previous intention to implement the recommendations of the […]

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Care Homes and care at home – What choice do I have?

Care Homes and care at home – What choice do I have?

By Stephanie Johnson Sir James Mumby, the President of the Family Division of the High Court gave a speech to the Association of Directors of Adult Social Services (Adass) this week in which he highlighted the plight of elderly couples who are separated when one or both of them need care with either one leaving […]

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Dementia Awareness Week 14-20th May 2017

Dementia Awareness Week 14-20th May 2017

Cartmell Shepherd are proud to support Dementia Awareness Week which runs from 14th to 20th May 2017. Dementia awareness week is designed to increase our understanding of one of the greatest challenges that we, as a society, face today. The Dementia Action Alliance (DAA) has been created to bring together organisations and individuals across England […]

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Changes to tax loss relief ‘could lead to more business failures’

Changes to tax loss relief ‘could lead to more business failures’

The recent changes to corporation tax loss relief could lead to more business failures, according to the insolvency specialists, R3. From 1 April this year, companies are only allowed to write off 50% of past losses from future corporation tax bills, rather than the previous 100%. The changes are expected to raise £1.6bn over the […]

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Family lawyers urge ministers to press on with ‘no-fault’ divorce

Family lawyers urge ministers to press on with ‘no-fault’ divorce

The family lawyers group, Resolution, is calling on the government to introduce a no-fault divorce system as soon as possible. It says the momentum gathering for change should not be delayed because ministers may be preoccupied by major issues like Brexit. The move follows the high-profile case involving Tina Owens and her husband Hugh. Mrs […]

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