Wales By Paul Pigott BBC News 6 September 2018 Share this with Facebook Share this with Messenger Share this with Twitter Share this with Email Share this with Facebook Share this with WhatsApp Share this with Messenger Share this with Twitter Share Share this with These are external links and will open in a new window Email Share this with Email Facebook Share this with Facebook Messenger Share this with Messenger Messenger Share this with Messenger Twitter Share this with Twitter Pinterest Share this with Pinterest WhatsApp Share this with WhatsApp LinkedIn Share this with LinkedIn Copy this link https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-wales-45422608 Read more about sharing. These are external links and will open in a new window Close share panel Wales' home care system is in crisis, a union has warned, as figures show the number of concerns flagged to … [Read more...] about Home care concerns ‘treble since 2010’
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0 Post a comment Monday, 21 May 2018 - Local People The home care service is under threat because of a decision to axe carers’ mileage expense from home. That’s the view of one carer, Jane [not her real name] who contacted iomtoday.co.im.She said carers had been ’dropping like flies’ since the expense claim was cut by the Department of Health and Social Care in February.Five carers - one of whom had done the job for nine years - have left the operation in Douglas and she knows of four planning to leave other teams.She knows more are actively looking for other jobs because they cannot make ends meet.Jane, a home carer for several years, travels in her own car 15 miles from her home to the community where she works.The mileage is twice that if she does a double shift.The cut means she is losing £15 - or £30 on a double shift - a day.’That’s a quarter of my wage is gone,’ she said. ’You are working to survive. I can’t … [Read more...] about Home care service under threat as staff can no longer claim mileage expenses
Normally Capital Acquisitions Tax (CAT - also known as gift or inheritance tax) is charged at a rate of 33pc of the gift or inheritance. However, there are lifetime tax-free thresholds available with CAT which allow people to inherit a certain amount tax-free over their lifetime, depending on their relationship with the person who gave them the gift or inheritance. As a child, you can get gifts from your mother of up to €310,000 over your lifetime without triggering CAT. So, assuming you haven't got previous gifts or inheritances from your mother or father, the lifetime tax-free thresholds will reduce the tax bill you would have otherwise faced on the gift or inheritance. Your wife can only inherit up to €16,250 tax-free over her lifetime from your mother, assuming she hasn't got previous gifts from non-relatives. This is because there is a smaller lifetime tax-free threshold of €16,250 for gifts from non-relatives. The taxable gift is obviously reduced by any … [Read more...] about What’s tax position if I buy mum’s home?
Terminally ill Alfie Evans may be allowed home, a judge has ruled but he will not be allowed to go to Rome for further treatment. Mr Justice Hayden described the 23-month-old at the centre of a life support battle as "courageous" and a "warrior", but said the case had now reached its "final chapter", he told a High Court hearing in Manchester. He rejected claims by Alfie's father, Tom Evans, 21, that his son was "significantly better" than first thought because he had now been breathing unaided for 20 hours after doctors first withdrew life support on Monday night at Alder Hey Children's Hospital in Liverpool. Instead, the judge said the best Alfie's parents could hope for was to "explore" the options of removing him from intensive care either to a ward, a hospice or his home. But a doctor treating Alfie, who cannot be named for legal reasons, said that for Alfie to be allowed home would require a "sea change" in attitude from the child's family, and they feared that in the "worst … [Read more...] about Alfie Evans can return home, judge rules
UK 21 April 2018 Share this with Facebook Share this with Twitter Share this with Messenger Share this with Messenger Share this with Email Share Share this with These are external links and will open in a new window Email Share this with Email Facebook Share this with Facebook Messenger Share this with Messenger Messenger Share this with Messenger Twitter Share this with Twitter Pinterest Share this with Pinterest WhatsApp Share this with WhatsApp LinkedIn Share this with LinkedIn Copy this link http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-43850046 Read more about sharing. These are external links and will open in a new window Close share panel One of the biggest providers of UK home care is in financial difficulty. Allied Healthcare, which employs 8,700 people to look after elderly and vulnerable patients, is set to file for protection from its creditors due to a "highly … [Read more...] about Care provider seeks financial help