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15 September

DCLG consults on changes to planning procedures and guidance in relation to travellers sites

Consultation seeks views on measures designed to 'ensure that the planning system applies fairly and equally to both the settled community and travellers; strengthen protection of our sensitive areas and the green belt; and deal with the negative effects of unauthorised occupation of land'.

15 September, 2014

Department of Health consults on introduction of visible ratings for health and care providers

Consultation on new measures that would make it a legal requirement for providers to display the performance rating given to them by the Care Quality Commission.

15 September, 2014

Cuts forcing councils to limit social care,  says Association of Directors of Adult Social Services

BBC reports Association Director David Pearson as saying that the scale of reductions in adult care spending, which amount to some £3.5bn in the past three years, 'really does raise issues concerning the long-term sustainability of our services unless new money is introduced shortly'.

15 September, 2014

75 per cent of parents would like payday loan companies to be banned from advertising to children

Finding of Children's Society survey as new report calls for restrictions on loan advertising to join those already in place to protect children from adverts for gambling, alcohol, tobacco and junk food.

15 September, 2014

Employment case law round up

Latest EAT decisions added to the Tribunals Service website.

15 September, 2014

12 September

Six in ten carers have reached breaking point, says Carer’s UK

New research also finds that a quarter of carers require medical treatment as a result of the stress and effort involved in caring, 63 per cent suffered depression and 79 per cent reported anxiety.

12 September, 2014

Homeless Persons (Unsuitable Accommodation) (Scotland) Order 2014

New statutory instrument introduces requirement that local authority temporary accommodation is 'wind and watertight and suitable for occupation by children'.

12 September, 2014

11 September

Government gives its backing to the outlawing of ‘revenge evictions’

Communities Minister says ministers will support Private Member’s Bill - designed to stop landlords who, rather than meet their legal duty to keep their properties at a reasonable standard and remove health and safety hazards, instead evict tenants simply for asking for essential repairs to be made - on the condition that the Bill only targets bad landlords and cannot be used by tenants to frustrate legitimate evictions.

11 September, 2014

Employment tribunal appeals fall by 70 per cent compared to same period last year

Ministry of Justice publsihes new quarterly tribunals statistics.

11 September, 2014

Welsh Government commissions research into the impact of Houses in Multiple Occupation

In addition to collecting evidence, research will also examine how local authorities are tackling problems caused by high concentrations of HMOs in their area.

11 September, 2014

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