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12 August

Trussell Trust to launch financial advice service

Guardian reports on pilot scheme of new service introduced after survey revealed that many food bank clients had payday loans.

12 August, 2014

Mandatory and discretionary guidance to social landlords on reducing service charges

New DCLG guidance to social landlords on capping service charges where improvement works are funded by government.

12 August, 2014

11 August

Employment case law round up

Latest EAT decisions added to the Tribunals Service website.

11 August, 2014

8 August

Universal Credit One Year In: The experiences of housing associations

New report from the National Housing Federation - based on discussions with the DWP and housing associations in areas where universal credit has been introduced - that provides information to help other housing association in their own preparations for the new benefit, and makes recommendations to the DWP for improvements that need to be made to the system.

08 August, 2014

Paternity and Adoption Leave (Amendment) Regulations 2014

New regulations that, amongst other measures, remove the 26 week qualification period for entitlement to adoption leave; ensure that a parent is not entitled to take paternity leave in relation to a child once he or she has taken any shared parental leave for the same child; provide protection for employees who suffer detriment or dismissal in relation to time off for antenatal or adoption appointments; and amend the right to return following paternity or adoption leave to take account of the forthcoming shared parental leave regulations.

08 August, 2014

Most local authorities will not ringfence Independent Living Fund resources

Disability Rights UK reports that freedom of information inquiries it made to local authorities highlghts that most do not have robust plans to ring-fence resources for social care support to people who would have received ILF support.

08 August, 2014

7 August

Mobile Homes (Site Rules) (Wales) Regulations 2014

New regulations that prescribe the procedure for the making, variation and deletion of site rules, prescribe the matters to which site rules may and may not relate, and grant appeal rights in relation to these matters, under section 52 of the Mobile Homes (Wales) Act 2013.

07 August, 2014

Additional £5 million health and social care funding announced in Scotland

Funding, which will be targeted at seven health boards, will aid further development of intermediate care, helping people to stay in their own home instead of going into hospital in the first place, and services that support people to regain their independence so they can return home sooner after a hospital stay.

07 August, 2014

38,509 landlord possession claims in second quarter of 2014

New Ministry of Justice statistics report that this is both the second highest quarter 2 figure since 2009 and the lowest quarterly figure for two years.

07 August, 2014

X & Ors (Deprivation of Liberty)

Preliminary judgment from President of Court of Protection which considers the practical and procedural implications for the Court of Protection of the large increase in its case-load which will follow in consequence of the Supreme Court's decision considering deprivation of liberty safeguards.

07 August, 2014

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