End of life support extended

The Social Security (Special Rules for End of Life) Bill seeks to enable people in the final year of their life to get fast-tracked access to Disability Living Allowance (DLA), Personal Independence Payment (PIP) and Attendance Allowance (AA). It will also amend the definition of end of life in existing legislation, which is based onContinue reading “End of life support extended”

Levelling-up to ensure everyone can share in UK’s success

As mentioned in The Queen’s speech 2022, the purpose of the Levelling Up and Regeneration Bill is to “drive local growth, empowering local leaders to regenerate their areas, and ensuring everyone can share in the United Kingdom’s success” This wide-ranging Bill seeks to change the way powers can be devolved to Local Authorities and introducesContinue reading “Levelling-up to ensure everyone can share in UK’s success”

Thousands of grieving brits to receive backdated bereavement support

To date the Bereavement Support Payment programme has only been available to those couples who are married. From September this is being extended to allow unmarried, cohabiting couples with children to make a claim for financial support. A Department for Work and Pensions spokesperson said in November 2021: “This legislative change is in progress to enableContinue reading “Thousands of grieving brits to receive backdated bereavement support”

September will see several new proposed laws being progressed

New data laws to boost British business, protect consumers & seize the benefits of Brexit The Data Protection and Digital Information Bill is designed to promote data-driven innovation and reduce some of the burdens associated with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). The Bill is intended to update and simplify the UK’s data protection framework.Continue reading “September will see several new proposed laws being progressed”

Parking not fine

Whilst on the subject of cars, Yasmin Alibhai-Brown makes a valid point “Techy Parking Driving Us Away”  (Mirror 24 08 22)  Whilst I champion advances in technology I am also passionate about righting wrongs. It is clearly wrong if – as Yasmin and many others suggest – the requirement to use apps to pay for parking is making parking “stressful .. andContinue reading “Parking not fine”