Monthly Archives: May 2012

Reforming the ‘Right to Buy’


The Government has made significant changes to the Right to Buy scheme (“Reinvigorating Right to Buy and One for One Replacement, Information for Local Authorities”) with the aim of increasing take up and ensuring a ‘one-for-one’ replacement of social housing sold under the scheme. Key features of the changes are: […]

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No Careers Guidance required?


In September schools in England will take over statutory responsibility from local authorities for providing their pupils with independent and impartial careers guidance. Local authorities will remain responsible for ensuring young people are either in education or training, but will no longer be expected to provide a universal careers service. […]

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What will the Queen have to say on 9th May?


The Queen will open a new session of Parliament next week, on 9th of May. According to press reports the contents of the Queen’s Speech were agreed at a meeting of the Cabinet on 31st January. This is possible, as permission would be required to allow Parliamentary Counsel to draft […]

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