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13 December, 2010

Councils to be given more control over allocation and tenure of social housing

Localism Bill will also allow councils to offer more 'flexible' solutions to people at risk of homelessness.

13 December, 2010

Housing (Scotland) Act 2010

New legislation, which will abolish the right to buy for new social tenants, recieves royal assent.

13 December, 2010

Housing Law Update

Issue 197 of Garden Court Chambers' Housing Law Bulletin is now available.

10 December, 2010

First sustained rise in homelessness since 2003 is ‘extremely worrying’, says Shelter

Response to Department for Communities and Local Government figures showing that number of homeless households has risen for the third quarter in a row.

10 December, 2010

Localism Bill and social housing

Written statement to parliament from Minister for Housing and Local Government announcing further details of 'affordable rent' model to be introduced from April 2011.

10 December, 2010

Update on future role and delivery arrangements of Home and Communities Agency

Letter from Agency's Chief Executive to local authorities

9 December, 2010

Tenure rights and responsibilities

New Joseph Rowntree Foundation research examines problems associated with housing legislation and outlines options for the reform of tenure.

9 December, 2010

14 per cent increase in applicants accepted as owed a main homelessness duty

Communities and Local Government publishes latest statistics on statutory homelessness for July to September 2010.

8 December, 2010

St Mungo’s welcome publication of new guide to better end of life care for homeless people

New NHS guide for housing and health professionals aimed at ensuring people nearing the end of their life receive high quality care.

8 December, 2010

6 December, 2010

Government cancels 2015 council tax revaluation in Wales

Announcement follows previous cancellation of revaluation in England

6 December, 2010

Housing Law Update

Issue 196 of Garden Court Chambers' Housing Law Bulletin is now available.

3 December, 2010

Homelessness and rough sleeping

Government sets out actions being taken alongside charities, local authorities and housing associations to reduce the number of homeless people.

2 December, 2010

Chronic under-supply has lead to many of the problems highlighted in social housing consultation

National Housing Federation publishes briefing on government's 'Fairer Future' consultation paper.

1 December, 2010

Waiting list figures show urgent need for housing reform

Housing minister points to latest statistics which show there are 1.75 million households waiting to be allocated a home.

30 November, 2010

Ministry of Justice eager to hear views of those who use HMCS and the Tribunals Service

Consultation on proposal to create a unified Courts and Tribunal Service.

29 November, 2010

Housing Law Update

Issue 195 of Garden Court Chambers' Housing Law Bulletin is now available.

25 November, 2010

25 November, 2010

Social housing reforms are ‘bleak’ and feel like a deliberate attack, says Shelter

Many of the truly fundamental issues, such as a lack of new homes, the astronomical cost of housing and the insecure private rented sector, remain totally ignored.