Employment tribunal fees unlawful, Supreme Court rules

Employment tribunal fees unlawful, Supreme Court rules

Fees for those bringing employment tribunal claims have been ruled unlawful, and the government will now have to repay up to £32m to claimants. The government introduced fees of up to £1,200 in 2013 to reduce the number of malicious and weak cases, but that led to a 79% reduction over three years. Trade union Unison argued the fees prevented workers accessing justice. The Ministry of Justice said the government would take immediate steps to…

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Worries over care home fees and funding

Worries over care home fees and funding

Care homes may be charging families for extended periods after a resident has died as well as large upfront fees, a competition inquiry has revealed. The concerns emerged from the initial findings of a review by the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) which began in December. The CMA has now opened owing to fears that there could be breaches in consumer law. There are more than 400,000 people in care and nursing homes in the…

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General election 2017: Labour brings forward tuition fees pledge

General election 2017: Labour brings forward tuition fees pledge

Labour says it would bring forward its pledge to scrap tuition fees to include students starting university in England this autumn if it wins the election. The party also says students part-way through their courses would not have to pay for the remaining years. It said the cost was factored into the £9.5bn annual bill for scrapping fees. The Tories said more poorer students than ever were going to university, and the Lib Dems said…

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Agent fees: FA and Fifa want issue debated following Pogba deal allegations

Agent fees: FA and Fifa want issue debated following Pogba deal allegations

Manchester United are within their rights to pay agents multi-million pound sums as part of transfers, FA chairman Greg Clarke has said – but the sport needs a debate about the issue. Fifa boss Gianni Infantino has called for more transparency around transfers. World football’s governing body is looking into Paul Pogba’s world-record transfer from Juventus to Manchester United. It follows claims that Pogba’s agent will earn £41m from the deal. “If that’s what they’re…

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Nicki Minaj says she'll pay college tuition fees for fans

Nicki Minaj says she'll pay college tuition fees for fans

Nicki Minaj says she’ll pay college tuition fees for fans if they can prove they got straight A’s. Responding to dozens of requests on Twitter asking for help with money, she said she’ll do it again in the future. People sent her screengrabs of report cards and stories of their financial troubles. https://twitter.com/NICKIMINAJ/status/861074589434204161 The majority of the pleas were for less than $ 1,000 (£770) but she seemed to agree to pay $ 6,000 (£4600)…

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NHS hospitals break parking fees record

NHS hospitals break parking fees record

NHS hospitals appear to be making more money than ever from parking fees. A report from the Press Association says hospitals in England collected more than £120m last year – up by 5%. Many trusts defended the charges, saying the money was put back into patient care or maintaining car parks. But the chief executive of the Patients Association said it was unfair that hospital parking in Wales and Scotland was largely free, while patients…

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