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Stronger Powers for Policing Protests

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The UK Government is debating tougher rules for protests in England and Wales. Trespass would become a criminal offence. Police would be able to seize property and vehicles of trespassers who set up “unauthorised encampments.” Parliament is set to debate the second reading today (Monday 15th March, 2021) of the Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts […]

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Evictions Bans Extended

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Evictions Bans Extended The Government has announced extensions to the bans on residential and commercial evictions in England. Residential Tenants The ban on residential evictions means that there will be no evictions by bailiffs before 31 May except in very limited circumstances. For residential tenancies, landlords must provide a 6-month notice period of eviction. This […]

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Got-to Guide at a Glance: Budget 2021

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Got-to Guide at a Glance: Budget 2021 The Chancellor of the Exchequer, Rishi Sunak, has delivered his budget speech. He announced that he expects the UK economy to recover more quickly than initially expected, so his budget reflects that optimism, while balancing giveaways with tax rises and freezes on some allowances. Government Grants to Individuals […]

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Rent Repayment Orders

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Rent Repayment Orders Rent Repayment Orders in England enable tenants to claim back up to 12 months’ rent paid in respect of a tenancy to a landlord who has committed an offence listed in the Housing and Planning Act 2016. The legislation also entitles local authorities to claim back housing benefit in the same way, […]