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20 October

Employment case law round up

Latest EAT decisions added to the Tribunals Service website.

20 October, 2014

17 October

Davies v London Borough of Haringey

New High Court judgment that considers - in the case of a teacher who had been released full time from her teaching duties for the purposes of carrying out trade union activities - which of her school or the local authority had the right to subject her to disciplinary action.

17 October, 2014

Boylin v The Christie NHS Foundation

New High Court judgment that considers claim under section 1(1)(a) of the Protection from Harassment Act 1997 in relation to the appellant having suffered workplace stress as a result of bullying and harassment, causing severe and lasting psychiatric injury.

17 October, 2014

Homelessness won’t be tackled without more housing, says Homeless Link

Responding to the Lyons review which says, without a change of course, the country will be short of up to two million homes by 2020, Jacqui McCluskey, Director of Policy and Communications at Homeless Link, said the review 'provides a clear roadmap for tackling a major cause of homelessness, the chronic shortage of an affordable place to call home'.

17 October, 2014

One in five nursing homes too short-staffed to ensure safe care

Report from the Care Quality Commission says recruitment of nurses to social care should be a ‘priority’ and points to figures from Skills for Care showing that nurses in social care had the highest turnover rate - 32 per cent - of all social care roles.

17 October, 2014

16 October

Allocation of Housing and Homelessness (Eligibility) (Wales) Regulations 2014

New regulations that make provision for which persons from abroad will be eligible or ineligible for an allocation of housing accommodation under Part 6 of the Housing Act 1996 and for housing assistance under Part 7 of the Act.

16 October, 2014

Sales of social housing increased 60 per cent in 2013/2014 compared to previous year

New statistics from DCLG also show that the average discount, as a percentage of market value, of Right to Buy local authority dwellings sold was 47 per cent in 2013/2014 compared to 27 per cent in 2011/2012.

16 October, 2014

Poorest tenants are taking on additional debt

New report from Riverside highlights that tenants in the lowest income group have taken on more debts to cover sudden and unforeseen changes in benefit entitlement and the deepening impact of the bedroom tax.

16 October, 2014

Average wages have fallen by £50 a week in real terms since 2008

New analysis from TUC shows that average weekly earnings have fallen for the seventh year running - the longest period since records began in the 1850s.

16 October, 2014

Money Advice Service launches consultation on Standard Financial Statement

New Standard Financial Statement, which the Money Advice Service has developed with Citizens Advice, Money Advice Trust and StepChange, has a set of expenditure categories that group items to reflect people’s spending patterns and the way that today’s households apportion their money with four of the categories supported by guidelines (or trigger figures) that indicate reasonable spending levels based on the number of adults and children in a household.

16 October, 2014

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