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Debt recovery – enforcing written off bad debts and Judgments

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Have you written off any invoices in your accounts in the last 6 years or obtained a Judgment against a debtor and not yet enforced it as there did not appear to be anything to enforce against at the time? Have you looked to see whether your aged debtors financial positions appear to have improved?

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Protecting your major business assets – what’s in a name?

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Most businesses have a clear picture of their assets. For example, the value of property, equipment and stock is integrally linked to a business’s ability to remain profitable and raise finance to grow and expand. However it is not just physical assets that have a value. Businesses also have intangible assets that can add significant value to the balance sheet.

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The Migration Advisory Committee provides recommendations for a post-Brexit immigration system

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The Migration Advisory Committee (MAC) has today published its long-awaited report on future migration following Brexit.

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The Data Protection Act 1998 – common issues

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There is a pattern to the expert advice sought by schools in the independent sector on data protection law. There are core tricky issues which come up regularly and which, while quickly resolved by a solicitor, cause delay and expense. What are those issues and what are the solutions?

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Brain injury and social interaction – five things people can struggle with

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Stuart Brazington, head of Royds Withy King’s brain injury team, explains five difficulties he has noticed that commonly occur amongst brain-injured individuals.

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How to protect your financial information online – and how should organisations react to a potentially serious data breach?  

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You would be forgiven for feeling that large-scale data breaches are now becoming common. British Airways and the TV Licencing Authority are just some of the more recent organisations to have suffered online security issues which compromise the security of their customers’ financial information. 

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Botox with your shopping? – Superdrug is setting a potentially dangerous precedent

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In an interesting turn of events, the high street cosmetic store Superdrug has announced that they are going to be offering a new ‘Skin Renew Service’ in some stores. Concerns have been raised about the safety and oversight of such treatments.

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Social care disaster looms

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Employers have been warned of a deepening crisis in the social care sector which will affect hundreds of thousands of elderly and disabled people in the UK. A new report by the think tank Global Future predicts a bleak future for social care in the UK – unless the Government takes action, and strikes a deal to guarantee free movement of EU staff to help care for the booming elderly population.

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Once again, frontline staff are blamed for institutional failings in the NHS – it has to stop

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As a leaked, and now published, report reveals how a hospital’s internal politics and culture put the lives of patients in jeopardy, Ben Lees highlights the importance of proper oversight and the need for the NHS to learn from its mistakes.

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Results day is over, but what was the examiner thinking?

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Results day is nerve-wracking for everyone involved – students, parents, guardians – even teachers! But it can be even more stressful if you did not receive the mark you were expecting and don’t understand why. To make matters worse, it is likely that your results will also be published by your school or college for the world (or, at least, readers of the local newspaper) to see.

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Have you sorted your offshore tax matters? Act now before it’s too late.

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The deadline of September 30, to resolve any issues with UK tax filings in relation to offshore matters or transfers, is fast approaching. A failure to correct any non-compliance may result in stringent new penalties.

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Dozens of additional concerning cases identified at scandal-hit NHS maternity unit

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On 31 August 2018 the Health Service Journal revealed that many more cases of concerning care have been uncovered at the NHS maternity service, which is already under investigation for 23 other cases where families have been failed.

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