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Scrapping the Human Rights Act

Jocelyn Cockburn

Posted by Jocelyn Cockburn | Partner
On 28th May 2015

Plans to scrap the Human Rights Act (HRA) in just 100 days, replacing it with a British Bill of Rights and Responsibilities, have been sparking intense debate since the Conservatives came into power. In the new government’s first Queen’s Speech this week, growing opposition to the plans appears to have been acknowledged and this ambitious timetable has been delayed whilst a consultation takes place…

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Vulnerability redefined

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On 14th May 2015

It’s worth taking a moment to feel sorry for beleaguered and underfunded local authorities, especially those in London. They have a whole host of duties that they have to comply with, including the recently expanded Care Act 2014 whilst at the same time they have less funding coming from Central Government and their hands are tied to prevent them claiming additional funding from local sources…

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