Article 50

WEEKLY COMMENT 30-03-2017

By Barry Edwards

Article 50

Just about everybody has made some comment about the implementation of article 50 and some have made suggestions about what should happen now. The reality is that this is a massive task and the only similar precedent for England and Wales was the separation of the English Church from Rome In 1534 by King Henry VIII.  This is the reason why government ministers are considering using the same process used by King Henry to adopt EU rules and regulations into English law. There are 12,000 of these so it is not surprising the government is trying to find a shortcut for the process. read more

Elderly Care

 

WEEKLY COMMENT 23-03-2017

By Barry Edwards

Elderly Care

 

This week the news is that social care companies contracted by county councils are struggling to deliver the services required and some are now unable to continue providing those services. Recently Theresa May has suggested that a death tax is a possible way of raising funds to help pay for the social care of older people which would be paid out of the estate of the deceased when their probate is settled. It would in effect be an additional tax on top of any inheritance tax that is due and is proposed to be another 10% of the total estate with a maximum of £73,000 and any costs above that to be covered by the state. read more