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31 July

Consultation on allocation of funding for implementation of the Care Act 2014

Views sought from local authorities and also care providers, people with care and support needs, and their carers.

31 July, 2014

No Going Back – Breaking the cycle of rough sleeping and homelessness

New report from the London Assembly Housing Committee examines what happens to those who are not housed by councils, and looks at how homeless support services address the often complex needs of repeat rough sleepers.

31 July, 2014

Law Society of Scotland calls for urgent review of employment tribunal fees

Fees, introduced a year ago, represent 'a major barrier to access to justice', says Law Society.

31 July, 2014

Agricultural Sector (Wales) Act 2014 gains Royal Assent

New Act aims to safeguard agricultural workers following the government's abolition of the Agricultural Wages Board for England and Wales.

31 July, 2014

Khan v Royal Mail Group Ltd & Ors

New Court of Appeal judgment that considers whether an employment tribunal has correctly applied the burden of proof in a discrimination case.

31 July, 2014

30 July

Akerman-Livingstone v Aster Communities Ltd

New Court of Appeal judgment which considers whether defences to possession proceedings under the Equality Act 2010 can be dealt with by the court summarily and without a full trial.

30 July, 2014

Whapples, R (on the application of) v Birmingham Crosscity Clinical Commissioning & Anor

New High Court judgment which considers whether an NHS body has an obligation under section 3 of the National Health Service Act 2006 to provide accommodation as part of the health care package which it should provide free of charge under the NHS.

30 July, 2014

Hounga v Allen & Anor

New Supreme Court judgment that considers whether the illegality of a contract of employment, due to immigration offences, defeated a complaint of discrimination.

30 July, 2014

Sunrise Brokers LLP v Rodgers

New High Court judgment that considers whether, when an employee leaves his employment without giving proper notice stating that he will never return, the employer can keep the contract of employment alive, so as to be able to enforce the employee's obligation not to work for anyone else, while simultaneously refusing to pay the employee any wages on the basis that the employee is no longer ready and willing to work for the employer.

30 July, 2014

29 July

Local Government Association calls for volunteers to be given a council tax discount

10 per cent reducctions should be offered to 'community heroes' who improve life in their areas by giving up their time to do things like help run local libraries, museums and leisure centres, says LGA.

29 July, 2014

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