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Charity Commission orders military charity to wind up - 1st Knight Military Charity READ MORE HERE: https://www.gov.uk/government/news/charity-commission-orders-military-charity-to-wind-up
Everyone deserves a second chance. Even a third. This, perhaps, was George Osborne’s thinking when he decided that absolutely nobody would make a better chair of his new Office of Tax Simplification (OTS) than Angela Knight, CBE. The former Conservative MP became quite famous as the apologist for two of the country’s most hated and contaminated trades, first banks, then energy companies. As a simplifier of taxes, not so much. Anyone easily baffled by tax regulations and curious to know what Knight’s approach might be, as a professional elucidator, might want to look at the pages of evidence she has delivered, as a witness, to various parliamentary committees investigating banking misdemeanours. In 2013, Knight was asked, for instance, how the British Bankers’ Association (BBA), led by her throughout the financial crisis, could continue to be responsible for the BBA Libor rate, following the Barclays scandal. As far as I understand her response, BBA Libor was barely supervised by the BBA – which body people should not “conflate with its members”. Moreover: “the processes and procedures that a contributing bank has to follow are within the regulated environment, and therefore the processes and procedures of a regulated entity are for the regulator”. http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2015/dec/13/angela-knight-office-tax-simplification-banking-energy
My wife and I had booked a holiday to Zambia in August last year but unfortunately my wifes' contract of employment was cancelled in December and I had already taken a career break. When it came time to make the final payment in March we could not afford it so had to cancel the holiday. We were charged £3,500 in cancellation charges as per the contract and submitted a claim to our travel insurance company who have come back to us saying as my wifes contract was cancelled rather than being made redundant they are not willing to pay the cancellation charges. In the insurance contract it does not specify whether cancellation of contract is covered, neither is it included in the exclusions as not being covered. I accept we cannot claim under redundancy as technically my wife was not made redundant, but should we be able to claim under cancellation & curtailment. I should add that my wife was on a long term temporary contract at her place of work. Any advice/suggestions appreciated. DJ