Criminal law: Labour peer's alleged child sex abuse victims seek formal review of decision not to prosecute
Lawyers representing alleged child sex abuse victims of ex-Labour MP,
Lord Janner, have stated their intention to seek a formal review of the decision
not to prosecute him.
A group of alleged victims of the former Labour minister, Lord Janner, is
seeking a formal review of the decision not to prosecute him for historical
child sex abuse offences.
The move follows question marks raised over the decision of Alison Saunders,
the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP), not to prosecute 86-year old Lord
Janner due to his dementia - despite having sufficient evidence to prosecute him
for 22 sex offences against nine victims.
Tax law: Conservatives pledge new law preventing income tax, VAT or NI increases for five years
The Prime Minister, David Cameron, has pledged to introduce a
legislation-backed 'tax lock' on income tax, VAT and National Insurance within
the first 100 days of a Conservative administration.
The Prime Minister, David Cameron, has announced his pledge to enshrine in
law a five-year 'tax lock' on VAT, National Insurance (NI) and income tax within
the first 100 days of a Conservative government.
In an effort to ramp up the pressure on Labour Party leader, Ed Miliband, the
five-year pledge would be included in new legislation guaranteeing no increases
in income tax rates, VAT or an extension of its scope.