Residents are now unable to make applications to prohibit landlords from seeking to recover the cost of legal proceedings through the service charge on behalf of other residents, without consent.
It’s not often that the Government asks for more money and then offers to pay anyway! That is the situation when it comes to employer contributions to the Teacher Pension Scheme (TPS) for most maintained schools and academies, as well as, it appears, music hubs.
In the latter months of 2018, the Government announced that employer contributions to the (TPS) would need to increase by 40%, from 16.48% to an estimated 23.6% of employee earnings. For 2019/2020, the Government proposes providing funding to help foot the £830m bill for such increases. However, as with many things political at the time of writing, there is still an element of uncertainty for the future.
If you would like to contribute to the discussion, please do participate in the Government’s newly launched consultation process on the issue. It is important that the Government hears from as many stakeholders as possible so as to inform and affect decisions that are made which may have serious ramifications for school budgets in the years to come. Consultation closes on 12th February 2019.
Natalie Barbosa summarises some of the legal challenges facing fundraisers in the charity sector.
We hosted a breakfast roundtable with Insider Midlands magazine that had attendees from a range of organisations addressing housing needs in the Midlands. The discussion explored JVs in more detail.
The decision of the Court of Appeal in The Harpur Trust v Brazel & Unison has made clear that employers can no longer legally calculate part-time holiday based on 12.07% of hours worked over a year.
Social landlords are seeing a rising number of Equality Act defences to possession proceedings. A recent Court of Appeal decision helps shift the likelihood of such defences succeeding.
On 31 July, the consultation period ended on MHCLG’s proposals for reforming the building safety regulatory system set out in the 'Building a Safer Future' document. We have submitted our response.
For decades now, fewer and fewer services provided by local authorities have been delivered directly by them. However, over the last couple of years, there are signs that this tide is changing.
The Government commissioned an independent review of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 in July 2018. The outcome was published in May 2019 which highlighted areas for improvement.
In 2017, the NCVO commissioned a review of the tax reliefs available to charities. The brainchild of this review was published on 17 July 2019 in the form of the Charity Tax Commission report.
In 2014, the Charity Commission released its first guidance for charities on reporting serious incidents. The Commission has recently updated this guidance.
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