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21 January

Moore & Anor v Secretary of State for Communities And Local Government

In a new judgment, the High Court finds that process for appeal against refusal of planning permission for pitch to be used by travellers discriminated against travellers and amounted to breach of Article 6 of European Convention on Human Rights.

21 January, 2015

DCLG consults on future shape of English Housing Survey

Consultation asks users of the survey to comment on approaches for making savings on the survey and to suggest alternatives for achieving the same outcome.

21 January, 2015

Ministers approve extra £25m for social care to tackle delayed hospital discharge

Guardian reports that special ministerial committee convened to stop NHS from going into 'full-blown winter crisis' has agreed funding to be spent by March in 65 local authorities.

21 January, 2015

Amount spent on social care for elderly has fallen by £1.1bn since 2010/2011, says Age UK

New research also shows that there are 900,000 older people between 65 and 89 who have unmet need for social care.

21 January, 2015

Broni & Ors v Ministry of Defence

New High Court judgment that finds that the fixed success fee regime does not apply to members of the armed forces in respect of injuries suffered at work.

21 January, 2015

Hussain v The London Borough of Waltham Forest

New Court of Appeal judgment that considers whether persistent racial harassment and anti-social behaviour from a neighbour is sufficient to render a person homeless while still a tenant.

21 January, 2015

20 January

Scottish Government encourages more employers to sign up to the living wage accreditation scheme

Scottish Business pledge to invite companies to commit to extending the living wage, involve their local communities and invest in youth training and employment, with offer of package of tailored support on skills, innovation and exports in return.

20 January, 2015

Scottish Government announces extra £100m funding to avoid delayed hospital discharge

Further funding to be used over three years to support health boards and local authorities deliver good quality care and support for people at home or in a homely setting so as to prevent hospital admissions or delayed discharge.

20 January, 2015

Robson & Anor, R (On the Application Of) v Salford City Council

In new judgment, Court of Appeal decides that local authority's decision to close its Passenger Transport Unit, by which it provided a transport service for disabled adults between their homes and adult day centres, and to make alternative transport arrangements for such adults, was lawful.

20 January, 2015

19 January

Nearly Legal damages for disrepair update

New blog on recent County Court cases and settled cases on damages for disrepair.

19 January, 2015

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