Is the NHS Helpline Working as it Should Be?

NHS 111 is a non-emergency helpline that you can call to speak to a medical professional to discuss any symptoms you might be having. If your symptoms are non-complicated you can receive a diagnosis there and then on the phone, along with advice and recommended treatment. However,

How to Avoid Rises in Council Tax

Advertisment Announced earlier this year, Council Tax is on the rise. The rise is estimated to be 5% across the country, with the majority of councils in England and Wales implementing the change as soon as it’s available.  Council Tax must be paid by anyone over the

New Plans by Ministry of Justice for Four Supersized Jails in UK

The Ministry of Justice has officially announced its plans to build four, new, supersized jails in the UK. The new plans will mean that there will be 5000 new modern prison places available throughout England and Wales. The sites that are due for development are Full Sutton

2017 Budget Debacle on Self-Employed NIC Increase Could Ruin Hammond’s Reputation

National Insurance Increases Chancellor of the Exchequer Phillip Hammond has performed a huge U-turn on his plans to increase national insurance contributions for the self-employed, after proposing them in his first budget only a week earlier. Advertisment The proposed increases would have meant self-employed people would have seen

State Pension Age to Rise Again

Just when you thought it couldn’t get any higher, a new report released for the government has revealed that state pension age could rise again, leaving many people without a pension until the age of 70, meaning we will have to remain in work for longer than

NHS To Unveil New 111 Service

Advertisment Since new cuts for the NHS emergency services were announced at the beginning of the year, there has been a strain on the ability to treat patients fast enough. With some people waiting hours for an available bed, and many Accident & Emergency rooms closing this

Job Seekers Forced on the Streets Due to Tough Benefit Sanctions

In recent years, a tough benefit sanction scheme has been introduced under the Tory government that is seeing more and more people claiming Job Seeker’s Allowance to miss out on receiving payment and as a result, end up out on the streets – unable to afford accommodation.

Are the ‘Super-Rich’ STILL Dodging Taxes?

It seems there is still an existing failure by HMRC to crack down on the wealthy failing to pay their taxes. The public accounts committee, based in The Commons, has said that a failure to find and condemn wealthy tax dodgers has caused a lot of people

New offices around the country for HMRC

HMRC is currently based in central London. The address for their current main offices can be found below: Advertisment 100 Parliament Street London SW1A 2BQ Although central to London itself, the government body has been criticised for not housing more offices or hubs for large cities away

Parents Left Perplexed by Car Seat Law Change

It seems that there is a lot of confusion that surrounds the DVLA rules and regulations about child car seating, so much so that 66% of parents to children under the age of twelve are not actually aware of the current car seat laws in England and