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Local Government weekly highlights—16 January 2020

Published on: 16 January 2020
Published by: LexisPSL
  • Local Government weekly highlights—16 January 2020
  • In this issue:
  • Brexit
  • Brexit Bulletin—European Union (Withdrawal Agreement) Bill moves to Lords as it passes Commons Stages
  • Constitution Committee publishes report on constitutional issues in the Withdrawal Agreement
  • Institute for Government examines key decisions and tasks for Brexit transition period
  • The European Union (Withdrawal Agreement) Bill under Rule of Law scrutiny
  • Social Housing
  • New provisions are proposed for Landlords to enforce Electrical Safety Standards in the Private Rented Sector (England)
  • Jobcentre staff to use new funding to support homeless people directly
  • More...

Article summary

This week's edition of Local Government weekly highlights includes selected Brexit updates, details of new legislation proposed to compel private landlord compliance with electrical safety provisions, changes to rent and local housing allowance (LHA), analysis of the decision in R (on the application of SSP Health Ltd) v NHS Litigation Authority on whether the Late Payment of Commercial Debts (Interest) Act 1998 applied to NHS contracts, analysis of the decision in Lone v LB Hounslow on the jurisdiction of County Courts in council tax disputes, analysis of the decision in Aireborough Neighbourhood Development Forum v Leeds City Council on the standing of unincorporated associations to bring statutory and judicial review challenges. It also includes this week’s social housing, social care, healthcare, education, planning and licensing updates. or take a trial to read the full analysis.

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