Highlands & Islands By Gerald Lennon BBC Scotland News website 15 December 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.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-highlands-islands-46508494 Read more about sharing. These are external links and will open in a new window Close share panel A veteran from the Highlands has been telling of his … [Read more...] about ‘I hit rock bottom, I needed help’
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Think you’ll stop paying tax when you retire? Think again. In fact, the average tax bill for pensioners is £3,500 a year, according to HMRC data uncovered by Royal London and shared with Mirror Money. That’s because, job or no job, pensioners are still taxed on any money they have coming in - whether it’s from pensions, property, hobbies, savings or part-time work. “Many people might assume that once you retire you cease to be of interest to the taxman," said Sir Steve Webb, director of policy at Royal London. "But these figures show that this is very far from being the truth. The number of taxpaying pensioners has nearly doubled in the last two decades." HMRC figures show £24billion in income tax was raised from people of pension age in 2015-16 alone, with money coming from people working later, earnings from property and other investments, and pensions. Men had an average income tax bill of £4,341, while women of retirement age had an average … [Read more...] about Taxed to death
It was almost 15 years ago that I became pregnant, and instead of quietly getting it “taken care of”, I decided to keep the baby and challenge the social norms of my country of origin. Having a child from an unofficial urfi marriage, in a country like Egypt, meant a scandal for my family and I, as they have no official contract and are often kept secret. Under Egyptian law, without an official marriage contract, only a man can register a child’s birth. As a result, tens of thousands of children are legally non-existent; they cannot be issued birth certificates, passports, receive vaccinations, register for school or even get married. In Egypt, the standard three-step solution for any unmarried, upper class girl in my situation is an abortion, a hymen repair operation, then marriage to the first unwitting suitor the family can snare. Poorer women without access to these options can face death – killed by a male member of the family to end the … [Read more...] about ‘Over a decade ago I made legal history in Egypt, but to fight for women’s rights we need to change the culture, not just the laws’
IF you've just moved house or got married you could be unwittingly breaking the law - and at risk of being slapped with a £1,000 fine. Millions of drivers are running the risk of the hefty penalty from police for having outdated details on their driving licences. Here's how to avoid the fine... How do I update my driving licence? In order to keep your driving licence, vehicle log book and tax up-to-date, you must register any changes of address to the DVLA. This not only includes permanent addresses, but also if you're moving temporarily to university. Likewise, if you get married or you take another name, it is important you let the DVLA know, in order to avoid a hefty fine. You can do so by filling out a short online application form. It doesn't cost anything to amend your address. Can the DVLA fine me if I don't update my address? And the penalty may be enforced if it's flagged up when you're stopped by traffic cops, hire a car or commit a driving offence abroad. Previous … [Read more...] about How do I update my driving licence with a change of address, can I do it at the Post Office and is there a fine if I don’t?
NOTTING Hill filmmaker Richard Curtis and actor Hugh Grant are firmly to blame for the steady invasion of American women nabbing our blokes over the last three decades. The accent, the foppish gestures and the distinct lack of machismo won over female Yanks long before Prince Harry caught their attention. Now that Meghan Markle has snared the world's most eligible bachelor will marital bliss continue after the confetti has been swept up and the dress packed away? Living in Britain ain’t for sissies - as Gwyneth Paltrow and Madonna can testify. Madge honked on about the Victorian state of our hospitals - even refusing to give birth here. While vaginal steam fan Gwyneth bitched about the rain and dirty streets before retreating to La-La Land. We spoke to four American brides who married their British blokes in spite of howling differences. I MADE THE FIRST MOVE AND WENT IN FOR A KISS – BRITISH MEN ARE SO LAID BACK Kristen Dobbins, 33, from North Carolina is married to Adam, … [Read more...] about Real-life Meghan Markles reveal what it’s like to marry a British guy… from learning rude slang to making the first move