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ASTs – Are you compliant?

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A Work-Life Imbalance?

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Company directors held personally liable for exploitation of employees

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Comment: The secret’s out – the trend towards pay transparency

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An Appeal for Fairness

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Just how long is a piece of string? Judicial Review in Planning Decisions

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Professional Conduct and the Impact of #MeToo – What should Law Firms do to stay on the right side of the line?

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The Appropriation of Land for Planning Purposes

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Prior Planning Prevents Perilous Piping!

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Breach of development tolerances

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Winckworth Sherwood’s Gender Pay Gap data – 2019

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Suspended judgement

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She’s not got mail

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Worrying about Mental Health

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Joint Ventures: putting them together, trends and tips

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Spotlight on UK and non-UK property investors – Tax changes from 6 April 2019

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The rise of Data Breach Fatigue and staying safe online

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Homes (Fitness for Human Habitation) Act 2018

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“Here’s another fine mess you’ve gotten me into”…Environmental liability on petrol forecourts

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Winckworth Sherwood advises pension fund on private placements by two Welsh housing associations

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Goodbye LIBOR, Hello Sonia

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What effect will BREXIT have on Housing Finance?

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When does a “flat” exist for flat owners to claim a new lease of or take into account when enfranchising the freehold?

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Can flat owners frustrate development by enfranchising the freehold to their block?

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Top nine GDPR myths busted

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Shopping around: councils can find fortune by diversifying into retail

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Shelter report calls for major regulatory reform

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Cross-party commission calls for 3m new social homes

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CIH calls for right-to-buy to be suspended

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A Coke and Ball story

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Time is money

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Hush now.

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Flat owners prevented from enjoying flat roof terrace by their lease

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The Faraday Case: what have we learnt?

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Landlord’s management fee immune from reasonableness challenge by flat owners as a service charge

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Landlords do not always have a free hand to grant flat owners consent to make alterations

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Can flat owners who have extended their lease then seek to exclude lease restrictions on the basis that they are an unfair term?

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Staples v Cranfield – Costs recovery and the First-tier Tribunal

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Sprinklers have curbed 12 social housing fires since 2010, study finds

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So here it is, Messy Christmas

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Whistleblowing – Whose liability is it anyway?

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Workplace Bullying: New News, or the Same Old Story?

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Government launches airport licensing consultation

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Procurement After Brexit

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Should Employers Be Liable For Rogue Employees?

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First GDPR Enforcement Notice Issued Against ‘Vote Leave’ Data Processor

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Harrods Big Spender Made to Explain Spending Spree Through ‘Unexplained Wealth Order’

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Hackney licensing policy faces judicial review

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Airbnb Case

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Government to provide £248 million social housing cladding fund

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Moving firms – Key issues for Partners to Consider

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Flat sales may be held up or even frustrated by the right to manage

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Impact of variations on guarantees

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Birmingham to experiment with modular building of council homes

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Notice and unfair dismissal: No more having your cake and eating it

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Referred Pain

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The rise in covert recordings is no secret

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Overage drafting essentials

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Residential Modular Construction: When will a modular construction project benefit from the VAT zero-rate?

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Assets of Community Value – a way to delay development?

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Prime minister backs sprinkler campaign

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Landlords reminded of licence obligations to curb drink-driving

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Prime minister in £2 billion pledge to boost social housing

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A new deal for Social Housing – Green paper Discussion in LexisPSL

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Bad faith no more?

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Absence makes the case grow stronger

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Taxing PILONs

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Alcoholic ice cream forces ice cream trader to seek licence

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ARCH: Housing performance indicators ‘mustn’t be used to kick councils’

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Airport body criticises call for alcohol licensing restrictions

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Alcohol industry criticises ‘one-size-fits-all’ approach to tackling excessive drinking

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The Social Housing Green Paper – five questions

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“The Menopause” – An Unspoken Truth

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One Strike and You’re Out – Can employees be dismissed without prior warnings?

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Brexit and the Working Time Directive: an Opportunity for Reform?

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Minimum unit pricing for alcohol becomes law in Wales

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Government to invest an extra £76m a year in homes for vulnerable people

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Eugenia Villarosa v Robert Ryan – can Personal Representatives claim a new flat lease after two years from the date of Grant of Probate?

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London Mayor criticises government for delaying Social Housing Green Paper

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Jet2.com Action against excessive drinking at airports is ‘long overdue’

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Cross-subsidy model putting London housing associations at full stretch, says G15

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Scottish government urged to ban lap dancing clubs

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Policymakers urged to exploit London councils’ house building potential

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Cheltenham hails impact of BID following scrapping of late-night levy

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‘Freedom of Religion or Belief’ – Lecture for the Ecclesiastical Law Society, 3 July 2018

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Cider sales drop by 8% in Scotland following MUP implementation

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Constructive dismissal and last straws: what to be wary of for employers

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Can you discipline an employee for taking extensive sickness absence?

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Worker Status: What’s it all about?

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Stock rationalisation – risk, strategy and pricing

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Government announces multi-million-pound social housing investment

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Housing associations ‘must double annual new home development outputs’

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Wales set to introduce minimum unit pricing in summer 2019

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A Flexible Planning System?

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Budget airline urges government to strengthen alcohol licensing laws in airports

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Modular building ‘the future for social housing’

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Is it safe to change the rules of incentive schemes?

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What if gross misconduct is caused by a disability?

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An unexpected impact of an aging society – associative discrimination

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Scottish government to consult over MUP loophole

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Tenant should take up role of social housing commissioner, says Khan

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London ‘lost 3,620 council homes between 2016 and 2017’

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If you’re not ready for the GDPR deadline this Friday, don’t panic – there’s still time to do these five things…

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Government commits to new safety measures for high-rise buildings

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Value of land – how low can you go? Joanna Bussell and Matt Cowen write for Estates Gazette

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Retirement living survey – have your say

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Public Health England to review evidence for minimum unit pricing in England

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Government urged to step up investment in social housing

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The other end of the housing market

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Leasehold Reform – How could it affect you?

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Interim payment & smash and grab adjudications – the beginning of the end?

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Parliament approves extended pub licensing hours to mark Royal Wedding

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Tackling sexual harassment

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Do employers have to raise shared parental leave pay to match enhanced maternity pay?

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Is it ever safe to give a bad reference?

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Minimum unit pricing to be introduced in Scotland this week

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Court rules that ground floor maisonette lease does not include the subsoil beneath it

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Health experts back review of minimum unit pricing if ‘unintended consequences’ arise

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Housing sector responds to Labour’s social housing plans

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Air passengers may have to keep alcohol purchased at airports in sealed bags

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7 in 10 councils ‘struggled to find social housing for homeless people last year’

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(Not) the end of public private partnerships: Richard Tinham writes for Local Authority Building & Maintenance

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Councils renew call for Right to Buy flexibility ahead of consultation

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Mind the Gap?

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April Showers

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Can you avoid knowing about disability?

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Simplify rules to allow local authority museums to sell items, says law firm Winckworth Sherwood

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1 in 5 empty homes in north-west England, says NHF

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Number of sex establishment licences issued by councils has fallen by a third since 2013

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Can local authorities team up with developers in LLPs?

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Minimum unit price for alcohol ‘not a silver bullet’, warn AMs

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Government unveils new planning reforms to boost affordable housing supply

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Refurbishment and redevelopment – should we stay or should we go?

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Pub hours extended to mark Royal Wedding

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Thousands of London council tenants on Universal Credit ‘in rent arrears’

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Terminating fixed term contracts – three common perils (and how to avoid them)

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Is it safe to rely on trigger points when dismissing a disabled employee for absence?

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Retirement dismissals: lessons to be learned

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Scottish government recommends 50p minimum unit price for alcohol

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BBPA hails Night Time Commission’s backing for London’s late-night economy

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Spot the difference: GDPR

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Overage Agreements: Let’s Be Clear

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Rights of way: potential danger for developers

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A Poor Start to the Year for Flat Owners Seeking to Extend Their Leases or to Acquire the Freehold

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Restricted eligibility for social housing ‘trapping more people in cycle of homelessness’

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1 in 3 small music venues at risk, researchers warn

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London mayor proposes resident ballots for estate regeneration

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Can an employer lawfully use hidden video cameras to monitor theft by employees?

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Disability discrimination: A matter of perception?

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Shared Parental Leave – Why is this benefit being so significantly underused?

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Minority of social housing towers reclad after Grenfell disaster

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A Start-Up’s Guide to the Seed Enterprise Investment Scheme (SEIS)

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Agent of Change principle to be included in planning law to safeguard music venues

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Government backs Private Member’s Bill to help make sure rented homes are safe

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Social housing regulator rebranded

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Leading musicians back campaign to get Agent of Change principle into law

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Government consults on extending pub opening hours for royal wedding

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Government considers restrictions on alcohol sales at airports

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ALMR slams claim that pubs ‘pay less than £1m a year towards policing’

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11,000 homes ‘have sat empty for ten years or more’

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Library volunteer numbers up 8% in the last year

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In what circumstances might an employer obtain an order allowing it to search a departing employee’s external hard drive?

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Is your business responsible for your employee’s actions?

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How to have a settlement discussion when there is no employment dispute or the employee is unaware there is an employment problem

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Welsh government to abolish Right to Buy

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English housing associations reclassified as private non-financial corporations

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Government to consult on single cross-sector housing ombudsman

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Can a “too thorough” investigation lead to unfair dismissal?

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Scoping your restrictions: How to best protect your business

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Can a dismissal by a decision-maker in ignorance of the true facts be fair?

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UK Supreme Court gives green light to minimum alcohol prices in Scotland

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NHF calls for affordable homes in rural England

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Government drops tobacco licensing plans

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Government urged to set money aside for sprinklers in council high-rise blocks

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Licensees oppose new late-night levy in Hackney

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Supported housing to remain in the welfare system

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Is Al-Hijrah ruling the death knell for single-sex schools? Andrea Squires writes for Schools Week

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Councils call for more powers to invest in housing

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Monitoring employees’ emails at work

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Vicarious liability – a balance between two innocent parties

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Discrimination arising from disability: too little of a good thing?

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Voluntary overtime must be included in the calculation of holiday pay

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Government announces new rent settlement for social housing

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Lib Dems propose volunteer-run libraries in Bristol

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Hartlepool Borough Council rejects EMRO plan

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Tower Hamlets to introduce late-night levy in new year

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Islington to introduce a special policy for off licences

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Housing providers say welfare policy is ‘hindering efforts to tackle homelessness’

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Supply of social homes ‘to fall by 250,000 by 2020’

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CIH calls for more government investment in affordable housing

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Cheating and Exam Malpractice

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Tower Hamlets Council defends late-night levy plan

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Powys County Council considers community partnerships to save libraries

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Can a dismissal be fair if the employer has taken into account expired warnings?

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Sins of omission: can failing to proactively take steps to remedy wrongdoing constitute gross misconduct?

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Enforcing mobility clauses in a redundancy situation

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Mind the gap: Gender Pay Gap reporting

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Employment Tribunal fees abolished

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Disability-related sickness absence – was it the cause of the dismissal?

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Whistleblowing: a landmark ruling on the “public interest” test

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A time and a place for the truth: employees’ duties of fidelity: MPT Group v Peel and Others [2017] EWHC 1222 (Ch)

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Hackney licensees hit back at decision to introduce late-night levy

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Industry hails rejection of late-night levy in Gloucester

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Hackney Council to introduce late-night levy in November

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PRA cautiously welcomes government’s clean air strategy

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Late-night levy proposal dropped in Brighton

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Father wins his direct sex discrimination case after being denied shared parental leave at full pay

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Fiduciary duties and remedies: a cautionary tale

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Whether an employer considers a disclosure to be protected is not relevant

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Psychometric tests: do adjustments have to be made for disabled applicants?

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Retailers appeal against cash machine business rates ruling

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Welsh government resurrects minimum alcohol pricing plans

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PRS and PPL team up to simplify music licensing process

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Electric charge points to be compulsory in petrol stations and motorway services

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Institute of Alcohol proposes Australian-style licensing restrictions in UK

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Tower Hamlets Council announces late-night levy u-turn

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Legal challenge against Liverpool late-night levy dismissed

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North Yorkshire County Council hails volunteer-run libraries

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Lords’ Licensing Act inquiry findings to be published next week

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Government defends Right to Buy after housing association raises supply concerns

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Transfer of Control Agreement

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Apprenticeships

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Off payroll working – IR35

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Chancellor’s pledge to increase social care investment gets mixed response

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Housing association development activity on the up

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Housing association development activity on the up

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Gloucester City Council to vote for late-night levy on March 23rd

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Ministers must exclude supported housing for older people from funding plans until 2022

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Liverpool’s late-night levy plans face legal challenge

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Government commits to more affordable housing

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Government urged to establish long-term funding model for supported housing

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Housing associations ‘working to battle London’s housing crisis’

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Will the Housing White Paper reform Leasehold?

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Young and old at odds over security of personal data

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Councils with fastest rising housing waiting lists ‘see biggest drops in supply’

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Tower Hamlets late-night levy criticised by ALMR

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Flat owners upgrade precarious garden licence for permanent right of use via the enfranchisement process

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Government steps up investment in affordable homes

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LGA: More social housing needed to help families on to property ladder

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High Court ruling to impact on flat owners planning to sell up

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Buy to Let Landlord Escapes Liability to Tenant

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Can flat owners use the right to manage to frustrate the freeholder’s development plans?

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Commencement of Development – Practical Tips and Pitfalls

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What will mega mergers mean for older residents?

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Woe for Woolworths Employees – Collective Redundancies and the meaning of “establishment”

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Still an Overriding Concern?

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Court of Appeal rules in road maintenance dispute

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A-Z of flying freeholds

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Localism: What you should know about Parish Councils

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