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24 April

Scottish Housing Minister anounces early abolition of Right to Buy

Scottish government to amend the notice period for Right to Buy from three to two years after the date the Housing (Scotland) Bill receives Royal Assent.

24 April, 2014

Tribunals (Scotland) Act 2014

Act creates two-tier system of First-tier Tribunal and Upper Tribunal for jurisdictions including private rented housing committee, homeowner housing committee and valuation appeal committee.

24 April, 2014

Lack of affordable housing making it hard to leave homelessness behind

New report finds that 32 per cent of homeless people ready to move on from hostels and supported accommodation but are unable to.

24 April, 2014

Care Bill amendment to give additional Human Rights protection to people receiving care in own home

Guardian reports on 'U turn' following campaign by pressure groups for elderly people and Liberal Democrats.

24 April, 2014

Higher tuition fees for students ‘look like they will do little to reduce taxpayer contribution’

However, new Institute for Fiscal Studies report concludes that government won't know true outcome for decades as it depends on what happens to graduate earnings over that period.

24 April, 2014

Standard of accommodation for asylum seekers ‘has often been unacceptably poor’

New report from Public Accounts Committee also says that Home Office change to private contracts for delivery of accommodation was poorly planned, badly managed and is unlikely to yield the savings intended.

24 April, 2014

Number of older people needing care to outstrip the number of adult children able to provide it

New report from the IPPR, published today, highlights the need to review the way 'social care' is provided.

24 April, 2014

23 April

What can providers of residential care for older people learn from other sectors?

New JRF review explores the learning from delivery of care in residential services for children and young people, residential services and supported housing for people with learning disabilities and hospice care, and considers how this can be applied in care homes for older people.

23 April, 2014

22 April

£450m levy on high cost lenders would fund 1.5m new affordable loans, says IPPR

New report sets out strategy for ending 'poverty premium' experienced by substantial minority of people whose finances are affected by squeeze in income, tightening of credit and reduction in welfare payments.

22 April, 2014

Employment case law round up

Latest EAT decisions added to the Tribunals Service website.

22 April, 2014

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