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17 April

Government publishes response to ‘Providing social housing for local people’ consultation

Consultation sought views on proposals to issue new statutory guidance for local authorities to assist them to use the flexibilities in the Localism Act 2011 to meet the needs of local residents and local communities; and to encourage them to be open and transparent about who is applying for and being allocated social housing in their local area.

17 April, 2014

Assured Tenancies and Agricultural Occupancies (Forms) (Amendment) (Wales) (No. 2) Regulations 2014

New regulations that make amendments to certain Welsh language forms which are prescribed in the Assured Tenancies and Agricultural Occupancies (Forms) Regulations 1997 to insert references to universal credit.

17 April, 2014

Citizens Advice calls for a change in laws around logbook loans

Regulators and government have quite rightly put payday lending in the spotlight but it is important other forms of credit are also subject to a strong crack-down and toxic forms of lending aren’t allowed to flourish, says Citizens Advice Chief Executive.

17 April, 2014

Jafri v Lincoln College

New Court of Apeal judgment that considers, in the context of an unfair dismissal claim, whether the appellant should have been allowed to rely on what the respondent employer said was a new point, not raised in the Employment Tribunal proceedings.

17 April, 2014

More than a million households in England and Wales considered to be overcrowded

New Official Statistics for 2011 also highlight that overcrowding was most common among rented households, almost four times the proportion among owner occupied households.

17 April, 2014

Pay, conditions and care quality in residential, nursing and domiciliary services

New JRF report examines the relationship between pay and conditions for workers in residential, nursing and domiciliary care services and the quality of care experienced by people using the service.

17 April, 2014

Merlin Financial Consultants Ltd v Cooper

New High Court judgment that considers the interpretation and enforceability of two agreements - the first described as 'The Goodwill Agreement' and the second as 'The Contract of Employment' - relating to the defendant's employment by the claimant as a financial adviser, that both contained clauses designed to place restrictions on the defendant both during and after the termination of his employment.

17 April, 2014

15 April

Property Ombudsman Annual report reveals ‘substantial increase’ in complaints

16,000 enquiries and complaints about sales and letting agents received in 2013, up by 26 per cent on previous year.

15 April, 2014

Government announces stronger protection for tenants and leaseholders

From October, all letting and property agents will be required to join three approved 'redress schemes' - the Property Ombudsman, Ombudsman Services Property and the Property Redress Scheme.

15 April, 2014

14 April

Employment case law round up

Latest EAT decisions added to the Tribunals Service website.

14 April, 2014

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