Social housing

EAT confirms voluntary overtime payable in holiday pay

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The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has now ruled that voluntary overtime should be included in holiday pay if it is paid sufficiently regularly to amount to normal pay. Our expert explains the impact this will have on employers. More …

Are you ready for the National Living Wage?

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We look in more detail at the National Living Wage effective from April, as well as further changes to the National Minimum Wage. More …

Home loss payments

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The amount of home loss payments payable when tenants are displaced by redevelopment etc. has been increased. More …

Housing students win top awards at Cardiff Metropolitan university graduation

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Exemplary dedication and performance saw Cornelia Coker and Donna Williams win Blake Morgan Graduation Awards this week. More …

Summer Budget: Reactions from the housing sector

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Blake Morgan's head of Social Housing, John Russell comments on yesterday's Summer Budget implications to the social housing sector. More …

Enforced subject access requests a criminal offence as of 10 March 2015

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Since 10 March 2015 it has been a criminal offence, contrary to section 56 of the Data Protection Act 1998 (DPA), for an employer to require an individual to use their subject access rights under the DPA to provide certain records as a condition of employment. More …

Disability discrimination – New guidance from the Supreme Court

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It is becoming more and more common to see defences raised to possession proceedings which rely on disability discrimination and the Equality Act 2010. The Supreme Court has now given guidance on how to deal with these defences following the case of Akerman-Livingstone v Aster Communities. More …

Housing Act 1988 – Amendment to Notice of Seeking Possession (section 8 notice)

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The section 8 notice (Notice of Seeking Possession) has been amended to take into account the changes brought in by the Anti-social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014. More …

Court fees for Possession Claims on the increase again?

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The Ministry of Justice is consulting on a proposal which could see yet another rise in court fees for, amongst other things, issuing claims for possession. More …