Thursday, 6 September 2012

Interesting #UK articles - maybe?


Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012 Creates Hundreds of Criminals Overnight
In a move that will have made potentially hundreds of criminals overnight, squatting has now become a criminal offense; enforceable by arrest, fines and imprisonment.
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Council starts High Court legal challenge to planning decision.
Two new housing developments in Gloucestershire have been given the go-ahead by the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, but Tewkesbury Borough Council had refused both the developments. A legal battle ensues.
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Policy Exchange Think Tank Tells Councils to Sell off Best Homes
In a report labelled ‘Ending Expensive Social Tenancies’, the Policy Exchange ‘think tank’ has claimed that a move to sell off Britain’s most expensive social housing could create the largest social housing building programme since the 1970s, giving the economy a much needed kick start.
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