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26 September

Increase in minimum wage would create jobs and boost the economy, says Unite

New report submitted to the Low Pay Commission claims that a £1.50 increase in the minimum wage is affordable in 2015 and would help 4.6 million low paid workers giving them an average net gain of £1,400 per year gross.

26 September, 2014

25 September

Absolute Ground for Possession for Anti-social Behaviour (Review Procedure) (England) Regs 2014

New statutory instrument specifies the procedure to be followed in an internal review by a local housing authority or housing action trust of its decision to seek possession under the new absolute ground for anti-social behaviour.

25 September, 2014

Legal Aid Statistics for 2013/2014

New Ministry of Justice statistics include that total of legal help matters started and civil representation certificates granted was 32 in employment cases, 2,584 in debt cases, 3,877 in community care cases and 55,943 in housing cases.

25 September, 2014

Government sending information about Right to Buy to around 900,000 social tenants

New levels of discount and launch of Right to Buy Agent service mean that 'there might never be a better time for eligible council and housing association tenants to make this life-changing decision for them and their family', says Housing Minister.

25 September, 2014

Homelessness acceptances in England for April-June 2014 down by 2 per cent on same quarter last year

New DCLG statistics also show that, on 30 June 2014, there were 59,710 households in temporary accommodation, 6 per cent higher than at the same date in 2013.

25 September, 2014

24 September

Equality Act 2010 (Equal Pay Audits) Regulations 2014

New statutory instrument requires employment tribunals to order a respondent who has been found by the tribunal to have committed an equal pay breach to carry out an equal pay audit.

24 September, 2014

Homelessness acceptances in Wales for April-June 2014 down by 8 per cent on same quarter last year

New Welsh Government statistics also show that number of decisions made on homeless applications was down by 14 per cent for April-June 2014 compared with previous year.

24 September, 2014

23 September

Scottish Agricultural Wages Board confirms rise in minimum wage for agricultural workers

Scottish Government reports on wage rates agreed by the Wages Board on 20 August 2014, including that minimum rate of pay for agricultural workers with more than 26 weeks continuous employment will increase by 15p per hour to £7.14 from 1 October 2014.

23 September, 2014

Ofgem to review energy companies’ communications with customers in debt

Review instigated following BBC exposure of companies sending letters purporting to be from debt recovery organisations.

23 September, 2014

22 September

Debt management firms must ‘raise their game’, says Financial Conduct Authority

Authority warns that firms must demonstrate that they provide appropriate advice, do not charge unfair fees, and have adequate processes for handling client money when assessments for consumer credit authorisation start next month.

22 September, 2014

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