Social housing

Do sleep-in shifts qualify for the minimum wage?

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In HR Magazine, Holly Cudbill, considers the vexed question of whether employees who undertake sleep-in shifts are entitled to the national minimum wage (NMW) throughout the entire time they are asleep, or only when they are awake to carry out duties. More …

The Housing White Paper

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Tim Miles discusses the Housing White Paper that was released in Feb 2017 and the impact that this will have on the housing market. More …

New alignment between DCLG and Treasury

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Tim Miles discusses the impact the Autumn Statement will have on housing associations in the UK. Click here to read the full article. More …

Changes to Supported Housing funding

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The Department of Work and Pensions announced a revised model for funding for supported housing on 15th September 2016. More …

The Court of Appeal clarifies when it is reasonable to evict a tenant guilty of growing cannabis.

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Two recent cases City West Housing Trust v Lindsey Massey and Manchester and District Housing Association v Vincent Roberts were appeals from County Court decisions to grant Suspended Possession Orders (SPO) in respect of tenants who had used their properties for the cultivation of cannabis. More …

Effects of Brexit on social housing and social care organisations

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As Yogi Berra said "It's tough to make predictions, especially about the future" but we all need to plan. More …

Blake Morgan responds to Government Starter Homes consultation

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Blake Morgan has today responded to the Department of Communities and Local Governments extended Consultation on the controversial Starter Homes initiative. More …

Starting to Influence

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Whilst the majority of the Housing Sector's focus has centred around the political ping pong of the Housing and Planning Bill between the Houses of Commons and Lords, it is easy to forget the current Department for Communities and Local Government's Consultation on Starter Homes Regulations. More …

Housing is the Remedy

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Members of Blake Morgan's Social Housing Team look forward to supporting CIH Cymru's TAI Conference – the largest of its kind in Wales. More …