PUBLISHED: 16:31 21 July 2018 | UPDATED: 16:31 21 July 2018 Hellesdon Hospital. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY Archant The region’s mental health trust and Norfolk County Council have been ordered to pay a patient and her mother £75 each for failings before a suicide attempt. The patient’s mother, identified only as Ms X, complained to the Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman (LGO) that both organisations “missed opportunities to stop her daughter (Miss Y) from attempting suicide on October 14, 2015”. She said Norfolk and Suffolk Foundation Trust (NSFT) discharged Miss Y, who had a diagnosis of paranoid schizophrenia and a history of alcohol abuse, from hospital too early, and that neither organisation drew up a care plan.She also said Miss Y’s care co-ordinator told the council it did not need to bring forward a mental health act assessment on the day Miss Y attempted to take her own life. And although the LGO found no fault “with the … [Read more...] about Mental health trust and county council told to pay out compensation
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Carl Lamb, managing director of Almary Green Picture: Almary Green Archant Financial advisory firm Almary Green explains when and why some pensions are taxable. Q: I’m due to retire early next year and should get a full state pension as I’ve been working all my life. I’ve been working for the local district council for about 25 years so will get a decent pension from their pension fund too. I thought that when I retire I won’t have to pay tax but a friend who has retired recently tells me she is paying tax on her pension. Is that right?A: Yes, that’s correct. When you reach state retirement age, you stop paying National Insurance even if you are still working (unless you are self-employed paying Class 4 contributions) but you will pay income tax if your income is more than your Personal Allowance.The Personal Allowance for this tax year (April 6 2018 to April 5 2019) is £11,850 (provided you earn no more than £100,000 in the tax year), so any … [Read more...] about Ask the Expert: Will I have to pay tax on my pension?
DEFENCE chief Gavin Williamson told Cabinet the Tories must bin plans to hike taxes in the Budget - and cut them instead. He said his party should follow the example of Donald Trump in the US and former Tory Chancellor Lord Lawson by reducing the burden on the taxpayer. And he argued this would be the best way of raising the extra revenue needed for the NHS - by encouraging more economic activity. His intervention came on Tuesday during a Cabinet debate on the forthcoming Autumn Budget about the balance between tax and spending. Mr Williamson, who only joined the Cabinet at the end of last year, urged his colleagues to return to core Tory values and "give people more power over their own money". It has sparked a fresh Cabinet split over how to pay for the extra £21 billion a year pledged to the NHS. BREXIT 'BETRAYAL' Chancellor 'betrays' PM's Brexit red line to end EU freedom of movement MOGG'S MOB BLAST Jacob Rees-Mogg says Brussels chiefs are like the Mafia — this is why … [Read more...] about Defence boss Gavin Williamson tells Cabinet to CUT taxes rather than raise them to pay for the NHS
A SCHOOL has threatened to "name and shame" parents who can’t afford to pay for their kids’ school dinners. On a "feeling hopeful" Facebook post, Springhead Primary School in Hull announced they would have a "zero tolerance regime" for those unable to cough up for school lunches. The Hull primary school said there were 60 parents "in debt" - and threatened to withdraw their children's lunch or after school/breakfast club for the first half of the autumn term if they did not settle their account by tomorrow. The controversial post added: "Many parents have paid upfront and are in credit. "Thank you to those who have done so. (Please don't make us name and shame you)". The post finishes with the hashtags: "wedidn'tsignuptobedebtcollectors #pleasedon'tmakeusnag #can'tpaythestaff". Parents were divided over the warning, which gave them just two days notice to pay their dues. Emma Hall wrote: "I think this is absolutely disgusting! "I understand the school needs to chase the … [Read more...] about School threatened to ‘name and shame’ parents who can’t afford to pay for their kids’ school dinners
PUBLISHED: 13:11 13 April 2018 | UPDATED: 17:54 13 April 2018 Christine Cunningham Norwich Crown Court. Picture Adrian Judd. copyright of Archant © 2010 01603 772434 A daughter who raided the bank account of her vulnerable elderly mother stealing more than £22,000 has been ordered to pay back a nominal amount of just £1. Katrina Gilbert, 40, was trusted to look after her mother’s finances but instead stole cash meant to pay for extras for her elderly mother, who was a resident in care homes in the Norwich area, and instead spent the cash herself, Norwich Crown Court heard. Gilbert, formerly of Thorpe Road, Haddiscoe, was jailed for 10 months, in February, after she admitted the theft of £22,731 from her mother but was back in court via a video link from Peterborough jail, for a confiscation hearing to try to claw back some of the cash she stole. Charles Kellett appeared for the prosecution and said that although the charge Gilbert admitted put the … [Read more...] about Daughter jailed for raiding bank account of elderly mother of more than £22,000 made to pay back £1