Monthly Archives September 2013

Richard Silver Solicitors are sponsoring JB Shorts

Richard Silver Solicitors are sponsoring JB Shorts

Richard Silver Solicitors are delighted to be sponsoring JB Shorts, 6 short plays by top TV writers. JB Shorts, which has won critical acclaim in the past, will run from Tues 19th – Sat 30th November at 7pm, plus a matinee on Sat 30th November at 3pm. The performances are at  Joshua Brooks, 106 Princess Street, Manchester […]

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M62 variable speed limits – good for road safety or a driver distraction?

The M62 Junction 25 to 30 Managed Motorway is now in force. National speed limit (70mph) applies when the managed motorway is not in operation (i.e. no speed limits displayed on the overhead gantries). In busy periods, when the managed motorway is in operation, reduced speed limits, which are legally enforceable, will be displayed on the overhead gantries. […]

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Minister says 80mph motorway speed limit still under consideration

Minister says 80mph motorway speed limit still under consideration

In June, the Government apparently decided not to introduce an 80 mph motorway speed limit.  However, Stephen Hammond, a transport minister, has now said that the Government has “not stopped work” on the idea of raising the speed limit ”’but it’s not a priority.” “Given that a lot of people travel at 80 miles per hour and […]

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CPS Pursue Benefit Fraud Prosecutions

CPS Pursue Benefit Fraud Prosecutions

Following the merger of the prosecutions division of the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) with the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS), in April 2012, the Director of Public Prosecutions has announced the latest prosecution figures. He said that last year the CPS saw more than 8,600 prosecutions in tax credit and benefit fraud cases, along […]

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DPP announces new benefit fraud guidelines

DPP announces new benefit fraud guidelines

On 16th September 2013 the Director of Public Prosecutions published new guidelines for prosecutors dealing with fraud cases involving state benefits and tax credits. The charging standards will apply to anyone suspected of benefit fraud against the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP). The new guidance follows the merger of the DWP Prosecutions Division with […]

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