News: Divorcees inform on ex-partners to the taxman

October 29, 2012 2 comments

HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) now pays out £373,280 a year to confidential informants, 20 per cent more than in the last year, according to newly published figures. And financial experts report that many of the people ringing the department’s confidential Tax Evasion Hotline are ex-wives seeking revenge on their former partners. Adam Craggs is…

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Domestic abuse and the successor to the Child Support Agency

October 24, 2012 6 comments

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The Child Maintenance Service could expose vulnerable women to indirect abuse by their former partners: that’s the rather startling message of the single parent charity Gingerbread, as outlined in a recent Guardian article. We have already taken a look at the Child Maintenance Service. This successor to the famous/ infamous (delete according to preference!) Child…

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Children in care asked why they run away

October 19, 2012 1 comment

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A new report from Children’s Rights’ Director Roger Morgan highlights the reasons children in care run away from their homes. Children most frequently run to escape problems they see as unsurmountable or to return to a places or people they would prefer to be, according to the report, called Running away – Young people’s views…

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News: Russell Crowe separates from his wife

October 16, 2012 0 comments

New Zealand-born actor Russell Crowe is reported to have separated from his wife of nine years, Danielle Spencer, with a view to divorce. The couple, who married in April 2003 on Crowe’s cattle ranch in New South Wales, have not commented on the reasons for the split, although stories suggest that Crowe’s hectic filming schedule…

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