On 18 May 2020, the Ministry of Housing Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) wrote to all social housing residents in England (residents).
Social distancing rules were carefully followed but didn't prevent our amazing group of 41 people from Anthony Collins Solicitors and the UK Sepsis Trust collectively covering 245 miles on Sunday (26 April) - about nine and a half marathons!
We dedicated our exercise to the charity for the day, separately walking or running 2.6 miles (or multiple loops) as part of the 2.6 Challenge. Tenacity, suncream, dogs, chocolate buttons, masses of messages of encouragement from 6.45 am and huge smiles got us all to the end and in some cases even further as the enthusiasm overcame the pain!
All of this was in aid of the UK Sepsis Trust - one of our charity partners - which does fantastic work. So far we've raised over £2,200, but we'd love any extra support to take us beyond that total. You can donate via our JustGiving page.
For anyone who is currently restrained from holding their General Meeting or have held such in breach of their governing documents, help is on the way!
Social landlords may be surprised to learn that “landlords should be able to carry out routine as well as essential repairs for most households”.
Many housing providers are now re-thinking about gathering information to complete their data return to the Regulator of Social Housing, with the initial exercise having been delayed by Covid-19.
With many premises being left unoccupied (or minimally occupied) during the lockdown, both Public Health England and the Health and Safety Executive have warned of the increased risks of Legionella.
The Court of Appeal judgement in Booth and another v R  EWCA Crim 575 will be welcome news for local authority prosecutors and their investigation teams.
The Local Authorities and Police and Crime Panels (Coronavirus) (Flexibility of Local Authority and Police and Crime Panel Meetings) (England and Wales) Regulations 2020 came into force on 4 April.
The purpose of this 30-minute free webinar is to address how employers navigate homeworking; supporting employees whilst also ensuring that their organisation stays financially viable.
As we make our first tentative steps out of strict lockdown, many of us have been thinking about what the future will look like for charities, both in the short and long term.
The UK Government has, in the last few weeks, introduced a multi-billion-pound package of measures and financial support for businesses and institutions that experience issues with their cash flow.
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