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May 2016

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    WHAT MIGHT SOLVE OUR HOUSING CRISIS?

    Jack Self, a writer and architect, while thinking through the consequences of the housing crisis on how people would live in the near future, identifies that in the past, our society was able to liberalise because people were able to stop living with their parents due to the post-war welfare state;And a society in which there isn't much intergenerational sovereignty can't help being socially...

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    13% OF CHILDREN WITH LIFE-THREATENING CONDITIONS DENIED SPECIALIST SUPPORT

    Anne Longfield said the system was "playing Russian roulette" with children's health, BBC reports.NHS England said it was "clearly the case" that services need to expand.According to a report, as mentioned by the BBC, "Those who secured treatment faced lengthy delays with an average waiting time of more than 100 days.""More than a quarter of children referred to mental health services in...

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    FIRST ERROR AND FRAUD FINDINGS FOR UNIVERSAL CREDIT

    The department's findings show that underpayments due to official errors were considerably higher than for the older Job Seekers Allowance (JSA) Programme, however, the rate of overpayments was statistically the same, reports TechWeek Europe.Last year, auditors anticipated that Universal Credit (UC) will be potentially advantageous to the system but its delayed rollout has slowed down the DWP's...

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    CARE HAS IMPROVED CONSIDERABLY IN ENGLAND

    Almost three fourth of 372 care homes rated inadequate in 2014 and still operating have improved.205 care homes have improved from a low rating to requiring improvement, 68 are now rated good and 99 did not have their rating changed.Also, 34 which were rated deficient in 2014 have since closed.The BBC reports that there now exists a tougher inspection system which was created in October 2014;...

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    RENTS ARE AT THEIR HIGHEST LEVELS IN 2016

    Average rents for homes to let across England and Wales have now reached £793 per month as of April 2016.Rents in the East of England have seen a new all-time record of £848 in April, up 6.2% from last April; average rents in the West Midlands are also going over the £600 per month barrier.On a month-on-month basis, this represents an increase of 0.3% or the fastest monthly rise since...

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    NHS ADJUSTMENTS TO BUDGET CUTS

    NHS trusts which have been previously rated good or outstanding will not be inspected as frequently as before, but those rated as inadequate will be regularly visited by the CQC.The Guardian reports the fear of critics, which is that "unchecked data from hospitals may not always be reliable and is a poor substitute for a detailed inspection."According to Miriam Deakin, head of policy, NHS...

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    HOUSING ASSOCIATIONS AND RIGHT TO BUY REPLACEMENTS

    Inside Housing reports that:"A 'sounding board' helping to develop the extension of the 'Right to Buy' made up largely of housing association representatives and led by the National Housing Federation, recommends allowing all properties built by landlords to count as replacements - except those in other government programmes.""it means, if accepted, homes built without cash from Right to Buy...

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