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MP’s reject legislation to force landlords to ensure rented accommodation are ‘fit for human habitation’

14 January, 20160 Comments
On Tuesday night, MP’s voted to reject a proposal that would require landlords to make their properties “fit for human habitation” as part of an amendment to the new Housing and Planning Bill. Conservative MPs voted against the labour proposed legislation by 312 votes to 219, a majority of 93. Teresa Pearce, the shadow housing
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Ministers consider halting benefits for young workers to keep migrant pledge

11 August, 20150 Comments
It has emerged that ministers are now considering plans to stop young Britons from claiming in-work benefits because it the Tory manifesto pledge to apply the restrictions solely to EU migrants would be ‘prohibited under current EU law’ according to the BBC.  The rule which intended to stop EU migrants claiming benefits within the first
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Landlords are ‘not an extension of the Border Agency’

23 September, 20130 Comments
Following announcements in July, that landlords would face fines of up to £3,000 if they failed to determine whether a tenant’s immigration documents are genuine or not, Ministers are now arguing that landlords are ‘not an extension of the Border Agency.’ The consultation document suggested that it would affect 1.4million private landlords,  stating that “Landlords
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Under 25s benefit cut still being discussed…

11 December, 20120 Comments
Although there was no mention of the under 25s benefits cut plans in the Autumn Statement last week, the work and pensions secretary has said discussions are ‘still going on’. Speaking in the House of Commons yesterday, Iain Duncan Smith was asked for an assurance that the government has no plans to remove housing benefit
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