Archive for May, 2013

Practical justice in housing law can be a difficult thing, which is one of the reasons why I wrote this post for Bright Green Scotland. It takes you through the legal rights you do have versus the practical problems in exercising these rights. I’m also working on a follow-up article about some work being done between a Council and local Police force on improving their response to illegal evictions. Watch this space.

“Since the start of the recession there has been a rise in illegal evictions, and with the changes to Housing Benefit coming in next year there could be an even bigger rise.” Read the full post on Bright Green Scotland.

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Much can be said about an organisation by its definition of ‘young’.  While 18 to 25 years is widely accepted as the default,18 to 30 pushes the box closer towards young adults, grown up and settled down.  However, in local government, a ‘young councillor’ is considered to be anyone under the age of 35.  So why is it that young people are largely absent or in a significant minority in local government?

Read more here.