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Early advice in housing and family law – The Law Society calls for legal aid to be reinstated

Satvir Sahota

Posted by Satvir Sahota | Senior Associate
On 16th May 2017

With only a few weeks left until the General Election, we can all expect to be swamped via the news media with reasons to vote for one political party or another. Not surprisingly top on each of the 3 main parties’ home agenda is solving the housing crisis. No one knows at present whether these parties can deliver on their housing specific promises, in Labour’s case this is the building of new homes in their hundreds thousands, and of course no one can accurately predict the full cost of Brexit and the impact this may have on money ear marked for house building on a large scale. However, what these parties can guarantee is to help those constituents on low incomes and in desperate need of advice to stop a housing problem escalating out of control.

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New report highlights issues faced by children in deprived areas

Posted by Hannah Britz | Solicitor
On 12th May 2017

A new report on Poverty and Child Health from the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH) and the Child Poverty Action Group makes for disturbing reading (May 2017). The report gathers evidence from the members of the RCPCH about their experiences of helping children living in deprived areas and gives a picture of what is happening on the frontline for child health in such areas across the UK.

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General election: not a single issue election?

Sadhari Perera

Posted by Sadhari Perera | Solicitor
On 8th May 2017

It’s not all about Brexit – The UK Government’s record on homelessness over the last 7 years

Despite arguments to the contrary, the general election scheduled to take place on 8th June 2017 is not, and cannot be framed as, a single issue election. If the government wanted to make this a debate about Europe, they could have called another referendum?

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