Other areas of social welfare law


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24 April

Higher tuition fees for students ‘look like they will do little to reduce taxpayer contribution’

However, new Institute for Fiscal Studies report concludes that government won't know true outcome for decades as it depends on what happens to graduate earnings over that period.

24 April, 2014

22 April

£450m levy on high cost lenders would fund 1.5m new affordable loans, says IPPR

New report sets out strategy for ending 'poverty premium' experienced by substantial minority of people whose finances are affected by squeeze in income, tightening of credit and reduction in welfare payments.

22 April, 2014

17 April

Citizens Advice calls for a change in laws around logbook loans

Regulators and government have quite rightly put payday lending in the spotlight but it is important other forms of credit are also subject to a strong crack-down and toxic forms of lending aren’t allowed to flourish, says Citizens Advice Chief Executive.

17 April, 2014

4 April

Bailiffs to be banned from entering homes at night and from using physical force against debtors

From 6 April 2014, new laws also prevent bailiffs from entering homes when only children are present, and from taking household essentials such as cookers, fridges, or washing machines.

04 April, 2014

3 April

HMRC powers to recover debt

New regulations issued that align and modernise HMRC's powers to pursue debt in England and Wales by allowing it to use the procedure set out in Schedule 12 to the Tribunals, Courts and Enforcement Act 2007 to recover sums payable to the Commissioners for HMRC

03 April, 2014

Insolvency (Commencement of Proceedings) and Insolvency Rules 1986 (Amendment) Rules 2014

New regulations that makes rules to identify in which hearing centres of the new single County Court insolvency proceedings may be commenced, and to amend the Insolvency Rules 1986 to take account of the single County Court.

03 April, 2014

London Insolvency District (County Court at Central London) Order 2014

New regulations which set down which hearing centres of the new single County Court are included in the London Insolvency District for the purposes of insolvency jurisdiction.

03 April, 2014

2 April

Consumer Protection (Amendment) Regulations 2014

New regulations that, amongst other measures, provide for a right of private redress for misleading or aggressive demands for payment (i.e. unfair debt collection).

02 April, 2014

Civil Procedure (Amendment No. 4) Rules 2014

New regulations that provide for amendments to the Civil Procedure Rules including in relation to the implementation of the Tribunals, Courts and Enforcement Act 2007 on bailiff and enforcement reform.

02 April, 2014

1 April

Financial Conduct Authority takes responsibility for regulating the £200bn consumer credit market

New research from the FSA also highlights that 9m people are in serious debt and 1.8m in denial.

01 April, 2014

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