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What have the Court’s said about using benefits to make up a rent shortfall?

Sioned Wyn Roberts

Posted by Sioned Wyn Roberts | Solicitor
On 17th June 2019

Last week saw the Supreme Court hand down judgement in the case of Samuels v Birmingham [2019] UKSC 28. This case was about whether a local authority is entitled to treat someone as intentionally homeless on the basis that part of their income from benefits was available to meet the shortfall between the rent due and the housing benefit in payment.

In this case, the tenant’s income consisted solely of benefits. Housing Benefit did not cover all of the rent due, leaving a shortfall each month that she could not afford.

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Doing Death Differently: A Guide to Modern Funerals

Jack Williams

Posted by Jack Williams | Trainee
On 13th June 2019

Coming to terms with the end of your life can be a challenge in itself, let alone planning your own funeral to take the pressure off anyone guessing what you may have wanted.

For centuries, burials were the most popular form of funeral with a gradual shift in recent times towards cremation, due to its lower costs and requirements…

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