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Your Quick Guide to the Rents for Social Housing from 2020-21 Consultation
The Consultation comprises three papers: the Consultation paper itself; a draft Direction on a new Rent Standard (2018); and a Policy Statement.
Inquiry after 54 deaths at Russells Hall Hospital’s A&E
A West Midlands hospital A&E is being investigated after concerns were raised over the deaths of 54 patients in a six-month period.
‘Bad Faith’ In Victimisation Claims
In considering a claim for victimisation, the Employment Appeal Tribunal has held an employee did not act in bad faith even though his allegations were made with an ulterior motive.
Why CSR Should be a Strategic Priority
With the final quarter of the year on the horizon, many organisations are beginning to plan for 2019 and investing in corporate social responsibility (CSR) should form part of their business strategy.
The National Housing Awards – just one day to go
With the National Housing Awards fast approaching, we’re getting ready to show our support and celebrate excellence across the housing sector.
The top surgeon who harmed patients for years
A top surgeon harmed patients for years and the health board did not have the systems in place to pick up on his mistakes, a BBC investigation has found.
Refusal to postpone a disciplinary hearing made dismissal unfair
The Employment Appeal Tribunal has held an employee was unfairly dismissed when her employer refused to postpone a disciplinary hearing for to allow her union representative to attend.
Cryptocurrency fraud is rising and so is litigation
Cryptocurrency fraud is rising and becoming increasingly more sophisticated, risking the loss of potentially huge gains and triggering litigation claims.
IT’S THE LAW: EU Public Procurement Regulations
EU Public Procurement Regulations: ‘what?’, ‘when?’ and ‘oh dear God, why?’
Poor hospital discharge process puts patients ‘at risk’
As reported by the BBC, patients are being put at risk because of a lack of staff awareness about discharging them from hospital.
Garden Communities Programme Launched
The government is seeking well-designed, well-planned, locally led garden communities meeting housing needs to take the form of new Garden Cities (to deliver more than 10,000 homes) and Garden Villages (1,500-10,000 homes).
Your Easy-read guide to the Social Housing Green paper
2. Resident views already submitted to Government have resulted in five core principles being identified by MHCLG as the basis for improvements to social housing.