A group of Anthony Collins Solicitors (ACS) experts from across our various client sectors have gazed into their crystal ball and given us a view on how 2021 is looking.
“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.
Luton Borough Council was prosecuted by the HSE late last year following an incident at a high school in which an assistant headteacher was attacked by a pupil and left with life-changing injuries.
This ebriefing looks at the proposal to set out 'public procurement principles' in the proposed procurement legislation.
Happy New Year - our first newsletter of 2021! Throughout this year we will continue to bring you news and developments relating to the charities sector.
Local authorities should be wary of reserving contracts for local suppliers, as recommended by Procurement Policy Note (PPN) 11/20. Other contracting authorities may want to maximise their use of this
Most housing practitioners have perhaps been waiting for this news since the latest lockdown was announced by the Prime Minister on 4 January 2021.
Climate change and biodiversity is an area where significantly faster changes are needed on a global and local basis.
Chris Lloyd Smith, Adrian Leonard and Lisa Whitehouse discuss the planning opportunities available to owners of businesses and how to prepare for unforeseen events.
In their 3rd podcast of the series, Chris Lloyd-Smith and Maria Ramon discuss a number of problems with and difficulties that can arise in mediation and the mechanisms they use to overcome them.
Our previous round-up began by sharing the news that two vaccines had shown very promising test results. Here we are, not even a month later, and the first vaccines have already been administered!
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