Monthly Archive - November 2014

  • In February 2014, Devon resident Percy MacDonald died as a result of mesothelioma. He was exposed to asbestos when working as a waste product lorry driver, at Battersea Power Station between 1954 and 1958.
  • Community assets are building or amenities that play a vital role in local life. They include libraries, community centres, village shops, markets and pubs. Without these community assets, local life would not be the same. Now there is a way to protect them.
  • The Law Society has revealed that 73 per cent of people aged between 16 and 54 year have no will. The Society warns that dying without a will can be devastating to loved ones and can increase the inheritance tax burden unnecessarily.
  • The landmark ruling on 4 November 2014 means the door is opened for potentially thousands of claims against employers who have not included overtime in holiday pay calculations for employees. However, there are criteria which must be met.