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16 June 2015The Secretary of State has powers to "call-in" a planning application and "recover" a planning appeal, to determine it himself. This note explains these powers further.
16 June 2015Looks at the rules which came into force in April 2015 giving people more flexibility about when and how to access their defined contribution pension savings
16 June 2015This note outlines the legal position and potential remedies available where people find themselves living next door to tenants of private landlords or owner-occupiers who exhibit anti-social behaviour.
16 June 2015Personal Independence Payment (PIP) is replacing Disability Living Allowance for people of working age. Following its introduction for new claims in April 2013 there were problems with the claims process, with some claimants waiting six months or more for a decision. The previous Government said that, as a result of actions it was taking, by autumn 2014 no PIP claimant would have to wait more than six months for an assessment and by the end of 2014 no one would have to wait more than 16 weeks.
15 June 2015This note sets out the background and recent events concerning the privatisation of Royal Mail. The privatisation of Royal Mail has taken place in two parts the majority of the company was disposed of in 2013 and the sales of the remaining part started in June 2015.
15 June 2015How does Parliament deal with EU Treaty amendments? Is primary legislation needed to implement them? This briefing looks at the parliamentary process of bills linked to the ratification of EU Treaty amendments and compares the amount of time spent on the major EU Treaties since the UK joined the European Economic Community in 1973.
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