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Renters may get access to rogue landlord database

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The proposal would allow renters in England to check up on their prospective landlord A database of rogue landlords would be opened up to prospective tenants under government plans….


NDAs: New laws to crack down on ‘gagging’ clauses

Image copyright Getty Images The government says it will crack down on the use of workplace “gagging clauses” to cover up allegations of harassment, discrimination and assault. Many businesses use non-disclosure agreements (NDAs) to protect…




Labour wants to end outsourcing of council services

Image caption Bin collections are one of the outsourced council services Labour has targeted Labour wants councils in England to carry out services themselves rather than employ private firms, the shadow chancellor has said. John…


Iran seizes British tanker in Strait of Hormuz

Image copyright Erwin Willemse There will be “serious consequences” if Iran does not release a British-flagged tanker seized in the Gulf, Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt has said. The Stena Impero’s owners say they have been…