According to figures released by the Government agency, Business Link less than half of first-generation family businesses in the UK have succession plans in place.
This is the burning question for every LLP right now, with new tax legislation due to come into force on April 6th 2014.
As part of Operation Marmion, an initiative led by Crime Commissioner Simon Hayes and Hampshire Police, a further case has been uncovered of historical sex crimes that were carried out at a Southampton children’s home.
The Guardian reports that 13 men, all of Somali origin, have been jailed after being convicted of the systematic sexual abuse of vulnerable girls in Bristol. The girls, some of whom were in local authority care, were groomed and passed around by their abusers, often for money, and assaulted in homes, parks and a hotel.
In early summer 2014 babies at a number of hospitals developed septicaemia or ‘blood poisoning’ and Public Health England found that a contaminated intravenous fluid was the cause.
The most recent estimates suggest that 1400 girls have suffered sexual abuse at the hands of vicious gangs in Rotherham. Many say they were beaten and intimidated.
Personal injury is certainly an area where it pays to take action as quickly as you can following an injury.
A Bristol inquest is examining allegations of clinical negligence raised by the parents of Rohan Rhodes, who was born prematurely in 2012 and subsequently died at St Michael’s Hospital in Bristol.
There are various stages to making a successful personal injury claim and we have written an overview of the legal processes, which you can download here.
Getting financial compensation from somebody who has abused you can be difficult if they cannot be traced or do not have the means to pay you, but this is not the end of the story.