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Local Government weekly highlights—7 November 2019

Published on: 07 November 2019
Published by: LexisPSL
  • Local Government weekly highlights—7 November 2019
  • In this issue:
  • Social Housing
  • Court of Appeal clarifies how to deal with unmet housing need in neighbouring authority’s area (CPRE Surrey)
  • Court of Appeal rules provisions governing succession to secure tenancies under Housing Act 1985 did not discriminate unlawfully (Simawi v Mayor and Burgesses of the London Borough of Haringey)
  • SLBC refusal to provide accommodation to secure the support of a social worker not unlawful (R (on the application of Aburas) v Southwark London Borough Council)
  • No starter homes have been built under government policy
  • Education
  • Educational funding of £155m for science, construction and hospitality
  • Students with a declared mental health condition less likely to progress
  • More...

Article summary

This week’s edition of Local Government highlights includes analysis of several social housing decisions, an appeal by the Professional Standards Authority for Health and Social Care against a flawed PCC decision and analysis of the Court of Protection’s decision in B v E (by his litigation friend the Official Solicitor) concerning jurisdiction to order samples to be taken from an adult for DNA analysis. It also includes the latest updates on social housing, education, children’s social care, healthcare, pensions and financial enforcement, plus analysis of pre-election period and how it affects local councils. or take a trial to read the full analysis.

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