Right to free period products becomes law in Scotland – BBC News

Posted August 16th, 2022 in education, health, local government, news, Scotland, women by sally

‘Scotland has made public health history by making it the law for public settings to provide period products.’

Full Story

BBC News, 15th August 2022

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

High Court gives green light for fourth judicial review challenge regarding future of London housing estate – Local Government Lawyer

Posted August 15th, 2022 in consultations, housing, judicial review, local government, London, news, planning by tracey

‘A judicial review challenge of Lambeth Council’s planning approval of a plan that would demolish part of a 1970s estate will be heard in November, making it the fourth judicial review application concerning the estate in seven years.’

Full Story

Local Government Lawyer, 12th August 2022

Source: www.localgovernmentlawyer.co.uk

Breach of condition notices and the public sector equality duty – Local Government Lawyer

Posted August 15th, 2022 in enforcement notices, judicial review, local government, news, planning by tracey

‘A High Court judge recently dismissed a judicial review challenge over a council’s decision to issue a Breach of Condition Notice. Roderick Morton explains why.’

Full Story

Local Government Lawyer, 12th August 2022

Source: www.localgovernmentlawyer.co.uk

Appealing review decisions of the SEN Tribunal for Wales – Local Government Lawyer

‘The Upper Tribunal has confirmed appeals can be brought against review decisions of the SEN Tribunal for Wales. Matthew Wyard analyses the ruling.’

Full Story

Local Government Lawyer, 12th August 2022

Source: www.localgovernmentlawyer.co.uk

Windsor and Maidenhead council caused mother ‘serious distress’ over education – BBC News

Posted August 15th, 2022 in autism, compensation, education, local government, news, special educational needs by tracey

‘A council caused a mother “serious distress and anxiety” by failing to provide her daughter, who has special needs, with appropriate education for seven months. Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead will pay the mother £5,250 in compensation for the failures.’

Full Story

BBC News, 15th August 2022

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Landlord ordered to pay £40k in fine and costs for breaches of property licensing conditions – Local Government Lawyer

‘A London landlord who repeatedly failed to comply with licensing regulations, including refusal to provide a kitchen for a tenant, has been ordered to pay £40,000 in fine and costs.’

Full Story

Local Government Lawyer, 9th August 2022

Source: www.localgovernmentlawyer.co.uk

Council must consider impact on Welsh Language in all policy decisions relating to its community property stock, Tribunal affirms – Local Government Lawyer

Posted August 10th, 2022 in appeals, enforcement, local government, news, Wales by sally

‘The Welsh Language Tribunal has dismissed Swansea Council’s appeal of a report from the Welsh Language Commissioner, which found the local authority had failed to consider the impact of the sale of an ex-school site on the Welsh language.’

Full Story

Local Government Lawyer, 9th August 2022

Source: www.localgovernmentlawyer.co.uk

High Court judge issues mandatory order requiring London borough to secure suitable accommodation for family within 12 weeks – Local Government Lawyer

Posted August 8th, 2022 in children, disabled persons, homelessness, housing, local government, London, news by tracey

‘The London Borough of Lambeth has been told by the High Court to find accommodation for a family within 12 weeks even though the applicant wishes to live outside the borough.’

Full Story

Local Government Lawyer, 4th August 2022

Source: www.localgovernmentlawyer.co.uk

Ombudsman finds severe maladministration at housing association over failings in response to silverfish infestation – Local Government Lawyer

‘The Housing Ombudsman has found severe maladministration at housing association Metropolitan Thames Valley (MTVH) over its failings in responding to a silverfish infestation at a resident’s flat.’

Full Story

Local Government Lawyer, 4th August 2022

Source: www.localgovernmentlawyer.co.uk

High Court judge issues ruling on fairness of age assessment procedure – Local Government Lawyer

Posted August 5th, 2022 in asylum, children, immigration, local government, news, social services by tracey

‘The High Court has found against the London Borough of Brent in a case concerning the age of an asylum seeker even though Mr Justice Swift said the council’s conduct was “not an error of the most serious nature”.’

Full Story

Local Government Lawyer, 4th August 2022

Source: www.localgovernmentlawyer.co.uk

Holiday pay and pensions – Local Government Lawyer

‘Doug Mullen and Billy Richards consider the pensions implications of a recent Supreme Court holiday pay case.’

Full Story

Local Government Lawyer, 5th August 2022

Source: www.localgovernmentlawyer.co.uk

Housing authority acquisitions policies – Local Government Lawyer

Posted August 4th, 2022 in homelessness, housing, local government, news by tracey

‘The Court of Appeal has recently ruled that a local housing authority failed to comply with its own acquisitions policy. Stathis Kosteletos, Clive Adams and Jonathan Hulley examine the ruling.’

Full Story

Local Government Lawyer, 4th August 2022

Source: www.localgovernmentlawyer.co.uk

Judge dismisses bid by council for unadmitted allegations to be tried, saying it would be “deplorable waste of resources” – Local Government Lawyer

‘A Family Court judge has dismissed a local authority’s application for un-admitted allegations to be tried, saying he could not see any upside in allowing that to happen.’

Full Story

Local Government Lawyer, 1st August 2022

Source: www.localgovernmentlawyer.co.uk

Court of Appeal rejects as “academic” judicial review claim over ending of ‘Everyone In’ homelessness scheme – Local Government Lawyer

‘The Court of Appeal has rejected an appeal over a High Court judge’s dismissal of a judicial review challenge to the Government’s decision to end the “Everyone In” initiative that was launched to get rough sleepers off the streets during the pandemic.’

Full Story

Local Government Lawyer, 1st August 2022

Source: www.localgovernmentlawyer.co.uk

Homelessness updates – Nearly Legal

Posted August 2nd, 2022 in homelessness, housing, local government, news by tracey

‘Abdikadir v London Borough of Ealing (2022) EWCA Civ 979. Where an offer of out of borough accommodation had been made and refused, and a discharge of duty upheld on review, did the council’s failure to notify the other council under section 208(2) Housing Act 1996 mean that the review was invalidated?’

Full Story

Nearly Legal, 31st July 2022

Source: nearlylegal.co.uk

Goring Gap: High Court overturns 475-home development plan – BBC News

Posted August 2nd, 2022 in appeals, housing, local government, news, parks, planning by tracey

‘Plans to build 475 houses in Worthing have been overturned by a High Court judge.’

Full Story

BBC News, 1st August 2022

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Key information about adopting mother not shared before baby’s murder, report finds – The Guardian

‘Information about drinking, debts and mental health that could have prevented a baby boy being placed with an adopting mother who went on to murder him was not shared between agencies, an investigation has concluded.’

Full Story

The Guardian, 28th July 2022

Source: www.theguardian.com

High Court refuses council judicial review bid over routeing of lorries to HS2 construction sites – Local Government Lawyer

Posted July 28th, 2022 in judicial review, local government, news, planning, railways, roads by sally

‘A judicial review application by Buckinghamshire Council contesting a decision by the Secretary of State for Transport and the Secretary of State for Levelling up, Housing and Communities to approve lorry routes for the construction of High Speed 2 has been refused by the High Court.’

Full Story

Local Government Lawyer, 26th July 2022

Source: www.localgovernmentlawyer.co.uk

Law change allows organisations to employ agency workers during strikes – Local Government Lawyer

‘A new law is now in place that will enable organisations impacted by industrial action to plug staffing gaps with agency workers, the Government has said.’

Full Story

Local Government Lawyer, 25th July 2022

Source: www.localgovernmentlawyer.co.uk

Couple who cashed in on mother’s Hertfordshire health scam jailed – The Guardian

‘A couple who enjoyed holidays abroad with money from a relative who faked being bedridden to scam a local authority out of more than £624,000 have been jailed.’

Full Story

The Guardian, 19th July 2022

Source: www.theguardian.com