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COVID-19 FAQs: Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme and furlough leave
03/08/20
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.
Emergency services
NHS healthcare
Private health and social care
COVID-19: Workforce FAQs
03/08/20
The COVID-19 pandemic poses significant workforce issues for healthcare organisations regarding the services they provide and the risks to staff. Here we share our FAQs in relation to these policies and communications with staff generally.
Housing
Changes to notices in possession cases in Wales from 24 July 2020
27/07/20
The Welsh Ministers have exercised powers under Schedule 29 of the Coronavirus Act 2020 to alter the minimum period of notice a landlord must now give assured (shorthold) tenants of a property in Wales before possession proceedings can be issued.
Housing
Gearing up for the resumption of possession cases - part 2
27/07/20
CPR PD55C makes temporary rules that will apply between 23/08/2020 and 28/03/2021 for existing possession claims, as well as new claims issued within specific timelines. We consider the position for social housing providers in relation to each category.
NHS healthcare
GT, Re [2020] EWCOP 28I: Court of Protection best interests and the use of s63 Mental Health Act 1983
23/07/20
The CoP declared that it is in P’s best interests to have a feeding tube inserted to provide him with nutrition and prevent deterioration and a potentially fatal collapse, despite P refusing such treatment. We explain the decision and what to take away.
Housing
Permitted development rights – why it’s important to check your planning history
22/07/20
On 1 July 2020, the Planning Inspectorate heard an appeal in which it appears to have come to the opposite conclusion of its previous decision on the application of permitted development rights. We examine the outcome details and what this means for RPs.
Housing
Gearing up for the resumption of possession cases – part 1
20/07/20
We review the latest developments to social housing providers preparing for the anticipated lifting of the stay on possession proceedings: the new Practice Direction on dealing with possession cases and the opening of Nightingale Courts.
All
Court clarifies disclosure obligation to non-parties
20/07/20
The Supreme Court case of Cape Intermediate Holdings Ltd v Graham Dring... clarified the approach to be taken towards a non-party’s access to court records under Civil Procedure Rule 5.4C.
Housing
Permitted development rights – what are new allowances for residential and commercial buildings?
20/07/20
To address the ongoing issue of the UK’s housing shortage, the government has announced the extension of permitted development rights, speeding up the development process. We explore these initiatives and what they mean for registered providers (RPs).
Housing
Housing Case Law Update - July 2020
14/07/20
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
Is the stay that stayed longer to stay no more?
13/07/20
In just over six weeks’ time, it is expected that the stay on possession proceedings, initially imposed by CPR PD 51Z until 25 June 2020 and then extended by CPR 55.29 until 23 August 2020, will be lifted. We explain what this means for RPs.
Housing
Build, Build, Build!
13/07/20
As a result of COVID-19, Boris Johnson has put forward his ‘New Deal’ to boost the struggling UK economy and to address the ongoing issue of the UK’s housing shortage. We set out the new measures and investments of the deal and what they mean for RPs.