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22 October

Residential Property Tribunal Procedures and Fees (Wales) (Amendment No. 2) Regulations 2014

New statutory instrument introduces provisions relating to applications to Property Tribunal arising from Mobile Homes (Wales) Act 2013.

22 October, 2014

Nzolameso v City of Westminster

In new judgment, Court of Appeal decides that local authority had discharged homelessness duty by offering temporary accommodation in Bletchley, near Milton Keynes.

22 October, 2014

20 October

Citizens Advice recommends maximum debt limit for debt relief orders be raised to at least £20,000

One of key points in response to Insolvency Service call for evidence on debt relief orders and the bankruptcy petition.

20 October, 2014

Employment case law round up

Latest EAT decisions added to the Tribunals Service website.

20 October, 2014

17 October

Davies v London Borough of Haringey

New High Court judgment that considers - in the case of a teacher who had been released full time from her teaching duties for the purposes of carrying out trade union activities - which of her school or the local authority had the right to subject her to disciplinary action.

17 October, 2014

Boylin v The Christie NHS Foundation

New High Court judgment that considers claim under section 1(1)(a) of the Protection from Harassment Act 1997 in relation to the appellant having suffered workplace stress as a result of bullying and harassment, causing severe and lasting psychiatric injury.

17 October, 2014

Homelessness won’t be tackled without more housing, says Homeless Link

Responding to the Lyons review which says, without a change of course, the country will be short of up to two million homes by 2020, Jacqui McCluskey, Director of Policy and Communications at Homeless Link, said the review 'provides a clear roadmap for tackling a major cause of homelessness, the chronic shortage of an affordable place to call home'.

17 October, 2014

One in five nursing homes too short-staffed to ensure safe care

Report from the Care Quality Commission says recruitment of nurses to social care should be a ‘priority’ and points to figures from Skills for Care showing that nurses in social care had the highest turnover rate - 32 per cent - of all social care roles.

17 October, 2014

16 October

Allocation of Housing and Homelessness (Eligibility) (Wales) Regulations 2014

New regulations that make provision for which persons from abroad will be eligible or ineligible for an allocation of housing accommodation under Part 6 of the Housing Act 1996 and for housing assistance under Part 7 of the Act.

16 October, 2014

Sales of social housing increased 60 per cent in 2013/2014 compared to previous year

New statistics from DCLG also show that the average discount, as a percentage of market value, of Right to Buy local authority dwellings sold was 47 per cent in 2013/2014 compared to 27 per cent in 2011/2012.

16 October, 2014

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