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13 November

40,859 landlord possession claims in third quarter of 2014

New Ministry of Justice statistics report that this is the second consecutive quarterly decline when compared to the same period the previous year, although landlord repossessions by county court bailiffs, at 11,100 for the quarter, are at their highest in the series of statistics which covers the period from 2000.

13 November, 2014

Majority of Britain’s poorest paid workers never escape the low pay trap

Alan Milburn, Chair of the Social Mobility and Child Poverty Commission who produced the report, says research is 'a powerful argument for Britain to become a Living Wage country'.

13 November, 2014

2,178 empty homes in Wales brought back into use in 2013/2014

Welsh government's Houses into Homes scheme, which provides interest free loans to owners of properties which have been empty for more than six months in order to bring the properties back into use for sale or rent, shows a 99 per cent increase on 2012/2013.

13 November, 2014

12 November

Most private sector average rents in Scotland have risen by less than the rate of inflation

New Scottish Government figures for the period 2010-2014 also show that some rents have fallen, although, in areas that include Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire, rents have increased well above inflation.

12 November, 2014

Housing Associations should be free to choose tenants and set their own rents, says Policy Exchange

In new report, think tank proposes that housing associations be allowed to opt out of historical government grant in exchange for freedom from current rules governing allocation, rents and selling off more valuable homes.

12 November, 2014

Sims v Dacorum Borough Council

In new judgment, Supreme Court decides that one joint tenant can give notice to end the tenancy.

12 November, 2014

R (on the application of ZH and CN) v London Borough of Newham and London Borough of Lewisham

In new judgment, Supreme Court rules that local authorities entitled to evict families from temporary accommodation without court order after deciding that they did not qualify for permanent housing.

12 November, 2014

11 November

Three in four people fail to escape from low pay, says Resolution Foundation

New report argues that employers and government should review their policies and approaches to pay progression to ensure that the one in five workers who are low paid are not denied the opportunity to move up in work.

11 November, 2014

Health and Social Care Act 2008 (Regulated Activities) Regulations 2014

New statutory instrument prescribes the kinds of activities that are regulated activities for the purposes of Part 1 of the Health and Social Care Act 2008 and requirements that apply in relation to the way in which those activities are carried on.

11 November, 2014

Third of councils have cut ‘meals on wheels’ altogether, says National Association of Care Catering

Guardian also reports that, according to the Association, total number of meals provided by UK meals on wheels services and lunch clubs has more than halved from 40m to 19m in the past decade.

11 November, 2014

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