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UK taxpayers are set to waste as much as £4.9 billion this year in unnecessary tax payments, including inheritance tax, according to new research by unbiased.co.uk and Prudential. The study also found that Brits are set to gift nearly £200 million more to the taxman, compared to 2014, by not making the most of tax reliefs available to them, or by not using tax-efficient savings products.

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New rules have been introduced to the EU that will give greater protection to victims of violence, and particularly victims of domestic violence and stalking.

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The Scottish Press Awards have revealed the judging panel for this year’s event.

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An expert group of lawyers has warned the Scottish Government to proceed with caution following their consultation on imposing a “duty of candour” for healthcare providers.

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My husband worked for a company on a 13 week temporary contract. He was then offered a permanent one verbally but nothing was signed. When his new employers took over and the terms were TUPE'd over, the new employers have told him he's still on a temporary contract and they will review it after the new year. Is this legal? The staff were told they would have the same terms and conditions as before pay rates holiday entitlement etc.

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Thousands more parents are being deterred from applying to the new Child Maintenance Service after fees were brought in this summer, single parent charity Gingerbread has warned.

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My grandson bought a puppy from a breeder. After a few days it was very unwell and he took it the vet, to be told the pup had water on the brain, and was also underweight and may be blind in one eye. He recommended it would be kinder to put the animal down. We tried to get his money back from the breeder but were refused.

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I got married some 20 years ago and now facing divorce. I had my own flat worth £29000 before I got married. I am now being told I cannot claim this amount back in any settlement. The house we have just now would be sold and split 50/50. This seems totally unfair. I have two boys from a previous relationship and feel they are entitled to some compensation or something.

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