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Criminal gangs allegedly pocketed £2 billion of furlough money

A report has found that organised crime gangs have got their hands on up to £2 billion from the Government’s furlough scheme.   The National Audit Office, which oversees government spending on behalf of Parliament, released a report which...

Proposed new motoring laws could mean life sentences

Proposed new laws announced by the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) mean drivers who cause death while using their mobile phone at the wheel could face life sentences. The Justice Secretary Robert Buckland is proposing that maximum jail terms should be increased...

BBC warning it will enforce the law

The BBC is warning that it will “enforce the law” if pensioners refuse to pay but continue watching television.   In a task expected to take at least two months 16-page letters are being sent to 4.5 million pensioners giving the...

Video links to be used with Wills

Changes to the 183-year-old rules on wills, to be announced by the Ministry of Justice, will see legalisation changed to allow wills to be witnessed using video links. The Wills Act of 1837, passed in the same year Victoria became Queen, has for nearly two...

Covid Bill promotes pedestrianised streets

More pubs will be allowed to sell takeaway drinks and more streets pedestrianised to make way for outdoor markets, under new laws to be introduced in Parliament. Nicknamed the “Covid Bill”, the changes will be fast-tracked through...

Boss sacked for harassment wins payout

An employment tribunal has awarded a £14,000-plus payout to a London Underground manager who was sacked for sexually harassing a female colleague. The payment was made after it was found that bosses took too long to dismiss him. Mr Olushola...

UK Coronavirus trials begin

The UK Government is ramping up efforts to return the country to normality by instigating human trials of a vaccine against the Coronavirus. At the time of writing trials have already commenced as scientists from the University of Oxford have...

Our Education team in the News again

We’re delighted that, yet again, the HCB Group has been recognised as an authority in the area of Education Law and that the National Association of Head Teachers (NAHT) has referenced our very own Holly Blacklaws in a recent article.... Well...

COVID-19 And What That Means For My Property Transaction

Property transactions can be stressful at the best of times, with the added Coronavirus (COVID-19) uncertainty, naturally, this has increased concern surrounding exchanges and completions, even what impact this may well have on the future market. ...

HCB Corona Virus Statement

Although our offices now cannot provide public access, HCB is open for business in every other way! HCB Network of Companies is well-prepared for the unprecedented level of disruption to UK business as result of the Corona Virus pandemic. We are writing to...
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