Dementia Awareness Week

Dementia Awareness Week

The Alzheimer's Society's Dementia Awareness Week takes place from 14th – 20th May with the aim of spreading the charity's core philosophy that life doesn't end where dementia begins.

Dying Matters Awareness Week

Dying Matters Awareness Week

8th-14th May 2017 is awareness week for Dying Matters, a coalition of 32,000 members across England and Wales which aims to help people talk more openly about dying, death and bereavement and to make plans for the end of life.

North West House Prices Up 5%

North West House Prices Up 5%

Average house prices in the North West increased by 5% in the first quarter of 2017 according to Nationwide. The average price now stands at £152,142 compared to £206,665 nationally.

The benefits of a clean break settlement

The benefits of a clean break settlement

Clean break settlements (also known as Consent Orders) and Financial Orders are the two main methods for dealing with finances when a divorce happens.

National mininum wage increases 1st April

National mininum wage increases 1st April

From 1st April 2017 the following increases come into affect:

  • For workers who are aged 25 and over, from £7.20 to £7.50
  • For workers aged at least 21 but under 25 rises from £6.95 to £7.05 per hour
  • For workers who are aged at least 18 but under 21 rises from £5.55 to £5.60 per hour
  • For workers aged 16 or 17 rises from £4 to £4.05 per hour
  • The apprentice rate increases from £3.40 to £3.50 per hour
  • The accommodation offset increases from £6 to £6.40

For advice on employment law in Blackpool call 01253 629 300 or click here.