Back at the beginning of December The time of year when I was more man and less mince pie! – I saw a poster advertising an exhibition at the Wellcome Collection, entitled ‘Death a Self-portrait’. Walking round the exhibits, I was struck by the reoccurring image of the skull and skeleton. Yep, that was death, […]
You can’t sack me I’m an OAP!
Introduction These notes were written largely from an employers perspective. The points made though have equal relevance to an employee. 1. Abolition of the retirement age Since 1st October 2006, it has been unlawful to discriminate on grounds of age, unless the employer could establish objective justification. From the 6th April 2011, you cannot dismiss […]
Lasting Powers of Attorney (‘LPA’)
Guide to making a Property and Financial Affairs Lasting Power of Attorney (‘PFA LPA’) 1. What is a Lasting Power of Attorney (‘LPA’)? A Lasting Power of Attorney is a legal document that you can sign which allows a person or persons of your choosing to look after your financial affairs and your personal welfare […]
Queen Victoria or Ena Sharples?
Is Death to be embraced or should you spend the rest of your life in mourning? For those less grey haired than me, Ena Sharples was an early stallwart and busy body on Coronation Street in the 1960’s. Think Dot Cotton from Eastenders. Queen Victoria – who was never on Coronation Street but coincidentally plays […]