Emergency services
Housing
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COVID-19 FAQs: Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme and furlough leave
08/07/20
The Government announced the launch of the new Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS), where employers can “furlough” staff and HMRC will reimburse up to 80% of the employee’s wages, up to a maximum of £2,500 per month.
Housing
The Code of Practice for commercial property relationships during the COVID-19 pandemic and the extension on forfeiture
01/07/20
The government has extended the regulations protecting commercial tenants from eviction to 30 September, and also produced the Code of Practice for commercial property relationships during COVID-19. We set out what the extension and code mean for RPs.
Housing
Section 21 Notice and ‘late’ gas safety certificates
25/06/20
The Court of Appeal gave judgment on whether landlords can recover possession via a notice under s21 of the Housing Act when they had failed to provide the tenant with a gas safety certificate before occupation. We explore what the decision means for RPs.
Housing
COVID-19: A review of the sector’s response by the Regulator of Social Housing
25/06/20
In its latest monthly Coronavirus Operational Survey Reports (COSR), the RSH has been reviewing how well registered providers are coping with challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic and looking forwards to what the future may look like for our sector.
Housing
Video: Anti-social behaviour (ASB) after lockdown
25/06/20
This short video highlights a number of key areas for social housing providers to consider after the ease of the COVID-19 lockdown—exploring case management principles, discussions around risk assessments, tools and powers and preparing for change.
Housing
Upper Tribunal confirms private registered providers are not subject to the Environmental Information Regulations
19/06/20
The Upper Tribunal has given its judgment in Information Commissioner v Poplar HARCA. A private registered provider of Social Housing is not subject to the Environmental Information Regulations 2004. We explore what the key legislation means for RPs.
Housing
PPN 04/20: Recovery and transition from COVID-19
17/06/20
A new PPN issued by the Cabinet Office provides further guidance on working in partnership with suppliers to deliver contracts during COVID-19, and also looks forward to transition planning in order to exit from relief in the period July to October.
Housing
Housing Case Law Update - June 2020
15/06/20
Read our monthly housing case law update, which includes recent cases from courts in England and Wales that are relevant to the #ukhousing sector.
Housing
COVID-19: Permitted development rights and unlawful development
12/06/20
Due diligence on the planning history of the development site is essential. We explore the appeal to the Planning Inspectorate for the refusal of a Lawful Development Certificate by Mole Valley District Council and what it means for registered providers.
Housing
The ‘stay’ that stayed, stays longer: possession cases now stayed until 23 August 2020
08/06/20
The period of the stay imposed by CPR PD51Z has been extended until 23 August 2020. We have summarised the decision and what it means for housing providers in our insight.
Housing
Board and executive teams: Safeguarding responsibilities
08/06/20
Safeguarding is everyone’s business and this starts with the leadership. Our video insight focuses on providing board members and executive teams with information about legal and regulatory responsibilities.
Education
Emergency services
Housing
Insurance
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Return to work and risk assessments during COVID-19
04/06/20
For a successful return to work during COVID-19, employers have a duty to carry out a risk assessment, implement safe systems of work and to keep these under review. Our risk assessment flowchart sets out the key issues for employers to consider.