The monthly round-up from the Anthony Collins Solicitors charities team.
“At this stage the Government should be working out the detail of its welfare cuts in order to avoid further u-turns, rather than focusing on the top line issues outlined in today’s Budget. Over the next few months there is going to be an increase in cases that demonstrate the extreme impact of the reforms, and these are likely to receive support from the courts as well as media attention. A recent Court of Appeal decision showed that housing allowance rules regarding bedroom size criteria were discriminatory against those who were severely disabled and this will certainly have an impact on the implementation of Universal Credit.
“The Chancellor has announced further cuts to red tape for businesses, but there also needs to be an emphasis on cutting tape in the social arena. At a time when the country desperately needs to boost house building to meet the shortfall, creating incentives to encourage pension funds to invest in social housing would be extremely worthwhile.”
An excerpt of this commentary also appeared in Housing Excellence on 20 March 2013. A copy of this article can be found on their website – click here to view.
In this ebriefing, we identify what we see as the key messages arising from recent prosecutions in the care and housing sectors.
A recent High Court case on costs could prove essential reading for clients who have cases in the magistrates' courts.
The employment and pensions team offer practical advice on whistleblowing.
Partners, David Alcock and Sarah Patrice, have been involved in reviewing the new Code of Governance for community-led housing, published on 21 May 2021 by the Confederation for Coop Housing.
Following the eviction ban being lifted on 31 May 2021 and further to our previous ebriefing, the new notice of seeking possession forms are now available on the Government website as Word versions.
The European Court of Justice's standpoint on the Wiener Wohnen landowning developer case, and how the level of influence over the work did not amount to a decisive influence.
The Law Commission's Technical Issues in Charity Law report revealed that many charities struggle with a range of technical issue in the law.
The Law Commission recommended four key changes to the law in respect of mergers and the incorporation of charities which we have detailed in this ebriefing.
Over the last few weeks, we have published individual ebriefings on some of the key changes to be implemented following the Government’s response to the Law Commission’s report.
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