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27 August

The Real Deal: No credit and broke

New report from Citizens Advice Scotland which finds that consumers can experience significant detriment and hardship caused by the (often unintentional) use of a credit broker.

27 August, 2014

Bank of Scotland plc v Rea, McGeady, Laverty

New judgment from the High Court in Northern Ireland (which may have application outside Northern Ireland) which considers whether a mortgage lender may both (a) consolidate arrears of monthly instalments with the mortgage balance upon which the instalments are calculated with the effect of increasing the contractual monthly instalments to spread those arrears over the residue of the mortgage term and also (b) rely on the arrears so consolidated as outstanding arrears for the purpose of possession proceedings.

27 August, 2014

26 August

Terry McCue, as guardian of her adult son Andrew McCue (AP) v Glasgow City Council

Court of Session judgment considers whether petition for judicial review was correct way to challenge local authority assessment of needs of man with Down syndrome, and decisions arising from that assessment.

26 August, 2014

Employment case law round up

Latest EAT decisions added to the Tribunals Service website.

26 August, 2014

Views sought on preventing employers avoiding ban on exclusivity clauses in zero hours contracts

BIS consultation, published today, also includes government response to Zero Hours Employment Contracts consultation which ran from December 2013 to March 2014.

26 August, 2014

22 August

Bankruptcy Fees (Scotland) Regulations 2014

New regulations prescribe the fees and outlays payable to the Accountant in Bankruptcy in respect of the exercise of that office’s functions under the Bankruptcy (Scotland) Act 1985, and also prescribe when and in what manner certain fees and outlays are due for payment.

22 August, 2014

Condition of many of Britain’s social housing estates is ‘nothing short of a national embarrassment’

New report from the Policy Exchange says that the results of decades of neglect and ghettoization have led to acute social problems that are entrenched and generational.

22 August, 2014

Bankruptcy (Applications and Decisions) (Scotland) Regulations 2014

New regulations that set out the procedure for the making of applications to, and decisions by, the Accountant in Bankruptcy under the Bankruptcy (Scotland) Act 1985 as amended by the Bankruptcy and Debt Advice (Scotland) Act 2014.

22 August, 2014

Bankruptcy (Scotland) Regulations 2014

New regulations that re-enact, with modifications, the Bankruptcy (Scotland) Regulations 2008 following amendments to the Bankruptcy (Scotland) Act 1985 as amended by the Bankruptcy and Debt Advice (Scotland) Act 2014.

22 August, 2014

21 August

Right to Buy sales for first quarter of 2014 up by 33 per cent on same quarter last year

New statistics also show that London Boroughs accounted for 33 per cent of sales, the highest percentage since statistics became available.

21 August, 2014

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