Further Devolution to the Greater Manchester Combined Authority
The Chancellor has announced further devolution to the Greater Manchester Combined Authority. Under the agreement, Greater Manchester Combined Authority and the Office of Police and Crime Commissioner will be given “further freedom and flexibility”.
The Sentencing Council has published revised guidelines for how courts should sentence people convicted of dangerous dog offences. The revised guidelines reflect recent changes in the law (the increase in maximum sentences, the extension of legislation to cover attacks that occur on private property and a new offence of attacks on assistance dogs).
Social Media Ticket Fraud
The National Fraud Intelligence Bureau (NFIB) has recently received an influx of reports that fraudsters are targeting the public, via social media, in relation to football tickets.
Citizens Advice Witness Service
The last year has been a significant one for the Witness Service. The whole service became part of Citizens Advice in April 2015 and since then they have been working hard to make changes to better meet the needs of witnesses across England and Wales.
Although Christmas is meant to be a happy and joyful time, this isn't how everyone feels at this time of the year.