Mactaggart says ‘I’ll deliver you the Charities Bill’

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Culture Secretary Tessa Jowell also spoke, stressing the importance of thelessons that the voluntary sector can teach the public sector – particularly in terms of developing personal relationships with clients. She called for this approach to be taken forward, ‘to wrap services around the people who need them’ – and she promised the Government’s support for voluntary sectorinnovation.The final speaker was Stuart Etherington of the NCVO. He praised the Government’s efforts on tax breaks for charities and the new relationship between the state and the voluntary sector. He looked forward to theTreasury review of the sector. Mr Etherington concluded by asking “where dowe go from here?”, stressing the importance of campaigning for the Charities Bill. Howard Lake | 30 September 2003 | News Tagged with: Recruitment / people Mactaggart says ‘I’ll deliver you the Charities Bill’center_img Home Office Minister Fiona Mactaggart told voluntary sector leaders at the Labour Party Conference that she would deliver a charities bill.Fiona Mactaggart MP was speaking at NCVO’s charities reception held at the Labour Party Conference on 29 September. She was joined by Gordon Brown, Tessa Jowell and many other MPs, senior opinion formers and voluntary sector leaders.Addressing the reception she said: “I’ll deliver you, I’m sure, the Charities Bill”. She continued by expressing her concern about the situation whereby the voluntary sector often seems to be ‘begging’ for favours from the Government. People must realise the important role played by the voluntary sector, the Minister insisted, suggesting that it can act as a kind of‘third way’ alongside the public and private sectors. Advertisement  50 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

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Wishgenie offers free crowdfunding platform to local groups and charities

first_imgrecruit volunteers Wishgenie CEO David Berney,  former CEO of the Organic and Natural Food Company, said: “Everyone has their favourite social platform for connecting with friends or networking with businesses. Wishgenie is the first to simplify the act of giving or volunteering to just a few clicks.”In addition, Wishgenie was created to ensure that 100% of the money donated goes to those in need, so unlike other fundraising tools such as JustGiving and Virgin Money Giving, we don’t take a single penny of that generosity to finance our own business. Even when signing up for a store card via Wishgenie, a percentage of your weekly grocery spend is given back to your favourite cause.”On top of this we will also be donating 10% of any profits to charity.”Wishgenie does not handle or receive the donations: they are processed immediately by PayPal and received by the charity or beneficiary. PayPal does of course levy its own charges.Wishgenie generates its income from affiliate partnerships with the major supermarkets.Margaret Ambrose, head of fundraising for Ray’s Playhouse, which is using the platform, said: “Wishgenie is not only a fantastic toolto vastly expand our fundraising reach and find volunteers to help out, it alsoallows us to visibly thank all the generous local businesses who have kindly donated funds or provided us with free services.”UK Fundraising met with David Berney on the day of the launch to find out more. give to a cause as part of your weekly grocery shop AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis  12 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. club together to buy a friend’s birthday or wedding present Wishgenie offers free crowdfunding platform to local groups and charities raise funds for schools, charities or non-profit organisations such as churches or voluntary groupsseek sponsorship for a charity run or event Advertisement Howard Lake | 21 May 2013 | News Wishgenie is a new crowdfunding web platform that enables group and social giving “to make dreams come true”. It offers a range of fundraising, volunteering and buying tools with the aim of bringing much of people’s giving together in one place.The site, which launched yesterday, can be used to:last_img read more

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Sights from the first half of the Alamo Bowl

first_imgBlack, Latinx communities disproportionately affected by COVID-19 Another series win lands TCU Baseball in the top 5, earns Sikes conference award Facebook Community Commons gives students place to go to leave their rooms Cristian Arguetasotohttps://www.tcu360.com/author/cristian-arguetasoto/ ReddIt Cristian is a senior Journalism major and Studio Art minor at TCU. He is a Managing Editor at TCU360. He enjoys landscape photography and learning new photo techniques. Cristian Arguetasotohttps://www.tcu360.com/author/cristian-arguetasoto/ Linkedin Website| + posts ReddIt printTCU out-gained Stanford by seven yards, 167-160, in the first half but trailed entering halftime, 21-10. Linkedin Cristian Arguetasotohttps://www.tcu360.com/author/cristian-arguetasoto/ Cristian Arguetasoto COVID-19 cases prompt TCU to postpone home opener against football rival SMU Photo by Cristian ArguetaSoto Facebook Twitter TCU rowing program strengthens after facing COVID-19 setbacks Twitter Previous articleThrowback Thursday: Horned Frogs remember Alamo Bowl victory over OregonNext articleHorned Frogs comeback from 18 points down to defeat Stanford in the Alamo Bowl Cristian Arguetasoto RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR TCU to research its history with racism, slavery and the Confederacy Cristian Arguetasotohttps://www.tcu360.com/author/cristian-arguetasoto/ TCU baseball finds their biggest fan just by saying hellolast_img read more

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Regional radio journalist murdered by assailant with machete

first_imgThe small community radio stations that carry the local movements’ message are the target of censorship of every kind. The MUCA lost one of its own when Matías Valle, its leader and spokesman, was shot dead on 20 January.The staging of the International Gathering for Human Rights in Honduras in Tocoa from 17 to 20 February did little to curb the repressive efforts of the army and the communities’ foes. On 19 February, about 20 journalists in a convoy of six vehicles were intercepted by troops while they were trying to find out why the occupants of one of the cars, which had a MUCA leader at the wheel, had been detained. According to one of the journalists, Giorgio Trucchi, of Rel-UITA, the soldiers waved their weapons in their direction.Our representative reports that Wilfredo Paz, the coordinator of the Permanent Observatory of Human Rights in the Aguán, received two threatening phone calls in less than a week. Both messages were believed to refer to Juan Chinchilla, another MUCA activist. The second message, which offered a large reward for the murder of Chinchilla, was received on 24 February. On the same day, President Porfirio Lobo visited the region, accompanied by several ministers, to ratify an agreement signed a week earlier with some of the MUCA peasants’ collectives aimed at guaranteeing them the right of ownership of the lands they had occupied.Roberto Hernández and David Corea, respectively presenter and reporter for the small local television station Centro de Noticias in Colon (CNC), told us it was almost impossible for journalists in Aguán to carry out their duties. Small local media outlets, financed by advertisers whose sources of ill-gotten cash may include the proceeds of the drugs trade, and run by insecure and unqualified journalists, prefer to exercise self-censorship on sensitive topics. RSF’s 2020 Round-up: 50 journalists killed, two-thirds in countries “at peace” March 12, 2012 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Regional radio journalist murdered by assailant with machete Comayagua – uncomfortable truthsDuring the fire at Comayagua prison, were the doors kept locked because of fears of an escape, leaving prisoners at the mercy of the flames? Who fired the shots whose effects were discovered during the autopsies of some of the dead inmates? Why were fire-fighters alerted by neighbours and not by the prison director? Did he hold out the prospect of a way out for some prisoners in exchange for cash, only to renege on his promise?To these questions can be added the scandal of overcrowding and lack of safety precautions at prisons that have been exposed by the Comayagua tragedy. The journalist Luis Rodríguez and his cameraman Javier Villalobos of the local cable television station Catedral TV, who investigated these questions, received an unequivocal threat on 22 February: “Stop talking about the fire or we shall set fire to you!”According to the Committee for Free Expression (C-Libre), a Reporters Without Borders partner organization, a similar warning was received by the station’s owner Juan Ramón Flores and Ramón Cabrera, manager of Digicable, the cable contractor for Catedral TV. Haphazard protectionNor has there been any reduction in the attacks on national media organizations known to have opposed the coup, and on their staff. Ivis Alvarado, programme director of Globo TV and Radio Globo, which were suspended and had their equipment seized several times at the time of the coup deplored on air on 23 February the targeted theft of two computers from his home a few days earlier, and also reported that his car had been broken into. He is now under protection as a result of persistent threats. This is still not the case, however, for Gilda Silvestrucci and Itsmania Pineda Platero, members of the “Journalism for life and free expression” collective. The collective held a demonstration against impunity, which was violently dispersed by the army and the presidential guard outside the president’s palace in Tegucigalpa on 13 December last year. Reporters Without Borders again demands a response to its request for protection for the two women, and for an investigation of the complaint lodged by the collective after the December demonstration. Similarly, protection must be given to Danilo Osmaro Castellanos, programme director of the station Canal local 32 and vice-president of C-Libre, who received death threats to himself and his family on 22 February. The journalist, located in Santa Rosa de Copán, recently spoke out about a lack of transparency in the management of the local government, and reported that his editorial management had come under financial pressure to silence him. There were two other serious developments on 29 February. Mavis Cruz, a journalist working for San Pedro Sula-based Radio Libertad, said she and her family were the targets of death threats shortly after she had commented on the resignation of Oscar Manuel Arita Aguilar, a senior police officer. And journalism student Fabiola Almendárez Borjas, 22, was found dead with two other persons of her age in Choloma. She had worked on sports programmes on Canal 30 TV and Radio Cadena Voces. A total of 84 young people have been the victim of execution-style murders in Honduras since the start of January. Follow the news on Honduras News RSF_en 2011-2020: A study of journalist murders in Latin America confirms the importance of strengthening protection policies Photo: Fernando Romero HondurasAmericas Help by sharing this information RSF begins research into mechanisms for protecting journalists in Latin America HondurasAmericas News Receive email alerts Reports Organisation May 13, 2021 Find out more to go further April 27, 2021 Find out more News Fausto Elio Hernández, 54, the presenter of the news programme “La Voz de la Notícia” on Radio Alegre de Colón, was hacked to death yesterday in Sabá, in the northeastern department of Colón. Hernández was returning home by bicycle when he got into a violent argument with a man who hit him 18 times with a machete before fleeing without taking any of his belongings.“This particularly foul murder is the latest example of the chaotic security situation in Honduras, marked by the still open wounds of the June 2009 coup, the current attempts to purge the police and the violent land disputes that affect the department of Colón in particular,” Reporters Without Borders said.“What can be expected from the investigation when impunity endures in all the previous murders of journalists, human rights activists and defenders of fundamental freedoms? An international mission is needed to investigate all the gravest cases. The barbarity is not letting up.”Hernández was the second journalist to be killed since the start of the year in Honduras, which is ranked 135th out of 179 countries in the latest Reporters Without Borders press freedom index. The first was journalism student Saira Fabiola Almendares Borjas, 22, who was found dead in Choloma on 29 February.A total of 26 journalists have been killed in Honduras in the past decade, 19 of them since the June 2009 coup.________________02.03.12 – Journalists and civil society activists caught up in new wave of threatsNot a day has passed since the start of the year in Honduras without a journalist, local media owner or social commentator receiving a phone call to say his or her life is in danger. This daily reality of threats and intimidation applies as much in the militarized region of Aguán, scene of a violent land dispute, as in the Copan department which borders Guatemala and acts as a conduit for drug smuggling, and also in the main towns and cities, as recorded by a representative of Reporters Without Borders who was in the country between 17 and 29 February. The climate of fear that began with the crackdown that followed the coup on 28 June, 2009, was rekindled when police launched a security operation codenamed “Relámpago” (“Lightning”) last November. It has continued since the tragic fire at Comayagua prison during the night of 14 February, in which 361 inmates were killed. Meanwhile, the murders of 24 journalists over the past decade, 17 of them in the aftermath of the 2009 coup alone, remain unsolved and unpunished.This impunity also extends to the murders in recent years of civil society activists, human rights campaigners, trade unionists and lawyers. Aguán – Quiet please, crackdown in progressIn response to the 2009 occupation by a peasant coalition under the banner of MUCA , the Unified Peasant Movement of Aguán, of land grabbed illegally by big landowners, the army’s intervention turned Aguán virtually into a separate enclave within Honduras. December 28, 2020 Find out morelast_img read more

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Low temperature warning remains in place as it’s to get even colder tonight

first_img Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire Pinterest 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Previous articleYellow weather alert remains in place for low temperaturesNext articleMotorist left badly shaken after car hijacked in Derry News Highland Google+ Low temperature warning remains in place as it’s to get even colder tonight Twitter WhatsApp Facebook Pinterest Facebook Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry center_img Google+ 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Motorists are advised a ‘yellow alert’ – low temperature warning – will remain in place until tomorrow morning.Temperatures dropped to as low as minus 4 degrees last night, but lows of minus 6 are predicted later tonight.The yellow alert began at 9pm on Saturday and is expected to continue until 10am tomorrow morning.The icy conditions this morning led to some minor accidents.The condition of minor roads in the Rosses area were described as “dangerous” this morning.And motorists are advised to drive with particular care on the Glen road between Loughanure and Annagry that branches off the main N56 tonight and tomorrow morning.Motorists travelling to Loughanure from Annagry are also advised that the crossroads junction in Loughanure was extremely slippy this morning, with a number of cars sliding on the the main N56.An articulated lorry went off the road at Crónasealg just outside Dungloe this morning, while cars were reported off at lower Loughanure and in the wider Dungloe area.The driver of the artic lorry was treated at the scene in the early hours for shock and minor injuries. By News Highland – December 28, 2014 Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal WhatsApp Homepage BannerNewslast_img read more

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Patsy McGonagle elected Chairperson of DLDC

first_img Harps come back to win in Waterford WhatsApp Derry draw with Pats: Higgins & Thomson Reaction Patsy McGonagle elected Chairperson of DLDC Twitter Twitter WhatsApp AudioHomepage BannerNews FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 Former Irish athletics team manager Patsy McGonagle has been elected as Chairperson of DLDC.The Ballybofey man who is well known internationally , Nationally and Locally for his commitment, drive and passion for community development was elected yesterday.He takes over from outgoing chair Jim Sleven.The Donegal Local Development Company is said to be one of the best performing companies in Ireland, owing to what’s been described as good management and dedicated staff.Patsy McGonagle says thats’s something he’ll be striving to support going forward:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/pvghgfhgfhgfhgfatsy.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. By News Highland – October 26, 2018 Google+center_img Google+ Pinterest Previous articleIt’s set to be very chilly this bank holiday weekend!Next articleLUH third most overcrowded hospital in Ireland today News Highland RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty Facebook Pinterest Facebook DL Debate – 24/05/21 News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24thlast_img read more

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Coronavirus live updates: Boston won’t enter next phase of reopening after spike in cases

first_imgOvidiu Dugulan/iStockBy WILLIAM MANSELL, ABC News(NEW YORK) — A pandemic of the novel coronavirus has now killed more than one million people worldwide.Over 33.9 million people across the globe have been diagnosed with COVID-19, the disease caused by the new respiratory virus, according to data compiled by the Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins University. The criteria for diagnosis — through clinical means or a lab test — has varied from country-to-country. Still, the actual numbers are believed to be much higher due to testing shortages, many unreported cases and suspicions that some national governments are hiding or downplaying the scope of their outbreaks.Since the first cases were detected in China in December, the virus has rapidly spread to every continent except Antarctica.The United States is the worst-affected country, with more than 7.2 million diagnosed cases and at least 206,959 deaths.California has the most cases of any U.S. state, with more than 819,000 people diagnosed, according to Johns Hopkins data. California is followed by Texas and Florida, with over 773,000 cases and over 706,000 cases, respectively.Nearly 190 vaccine candidates for COVID-19 are being tracked by the World Health Organization, at least nine of which are in crucial phase three trials.Here is how the news is developing Thursday. All times Eastern:Oct 01, 7:53 amUniversity suspends 38 student-athletes for attending off-campus partyAt least 38 student-athletes at the University of Denver have been suspended after recently attending a large, off-campus party.The athletes, which are part of the men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams, violated state and local public health orders along with university policies, the school said Wednesday.The University of Denver said the students knowingly broke the rules and attended the off-campus party and will be suspended for the rest of the fall quarter. They must also test for COVID-19 and face location restrictions until negative test results are received.“We will continue to swiftly pursue disciplinary action if members of our community disregard the protocols and public health orders designed to prevent the spread of COVID-19,” Jeremy Haefner, chancellor of Denver University, said in a statement. “We can’t have anyone in our community believe they don’t need to abide by DU’s, the city’s or the state’s COVID-19 restrictions while the rest of the community is working so hard to have protocols in place intended to keep everyone safe and healthy.”Haefner said there can be no large gatherings until COVID-19 is no longer a threat to the community. All gatherings are limited to 10 people or less.Colorado has more than 70,000 diagnosed cases of coronavirus, with at least 2,051 deaths.Oct 01, 7:00 amNorth Carolina bars, movie theaters and amusement parks can reopen with restrictionsBars, movie theaters, amusement parks and outdoor venues will be able to open this week in North Carolina as the state enters Phase 3 of its reopening plans, Gov. Roy Cooper announced Wednesday.Beginning Friday, large outdoor venues with more than 10,000 seats may operate with 7% capacity for spectators. Smaller venues may operate at 30% of outdoor capacity, Cooper said. Movie theaters, bars, conference centers and amusements can open to 30% capacity.However, Cooper said the limits on mass gatherings will remain at 25 people indoors and 50 people outdoors.“I believe that North Carolina can do this safely. But so I am clear, every gathering carries the risk of spreading this disease,” Cooper said in a statement Wednesday. “Being safe means being smart and making sure others around you are doing the same.”North Carolina has more than 210,000 diagnosed cases of COVID-19, with at least 3,532 deaths.“Our top priority remains getting children back to in-person learning. This month marks a major shift for many families now and in the coming months as schools open their doors, some for the first time since the pandemic,” Cooper said. “The virus continues to spread, so we must take the next steps methodically, and responsibly.”Oct 01, 6:10 amBoston mayor blames college students for rise in COVID casesBoston announced it is not entering the next phase of the Massachusetts reopening plans in the city after an increase in COVID-19 cases, which Mayor Marty Walsh put much of the blame on young people and college students who are ignoring public health regulations.“We are seeing small outbreaks, due to parties, due to college students, due to quite honestly irresponsibility,” Walsh said during a press conference Wednesday.Boston’s range of average daily COVID-19 cases was listed at 8.5 cases per 100,000, according to the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, which listed the city as possibly moving into the red category for COVID-19 risk.Walsh said last week the city had a 2.7% infection rate — as of Wednesday it had jumped to 3.5%.“Here we are today, laying down millions of dollars to open school, we have businesses on the verge of bankruptcy, we have restaurants that need to open up, we have art venues that need to open up, we need people that need to come back to work,” Walsh said during his press conference. “Do we have to shut down everything again?”He said while young people are not the worst-affected for the coronavirus, that doesn’t mean it’s OK to not care about those living around you.He said more than 9,000 Massachusetts residents that were alive six months ago are “not with us today.” More than 200,000 people in the U.S., he said, were living in America seven months ago but are not here now “not because of cancer not because of their age, because of the coronavirus.”“This is a serious pandemic, this is a serious virus,” Walsh said. “If you’re 21 if you’re 19, and you get COVID, yeah the numbers say you’ll probably be ok, but what the numbers won’t say is your parents won’t be ok, your grandparents won’t be ok, your elderly neighbor next door won’t be ok.”Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. 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Employers could log on to e-mail of absent staff

first_img Comments are closed. Previous Article Next Article Employers could log on to e-mail of absent staffOn 5 Sep 2000 in Personnel Today The Government has extended its consultation period on laws which would allow companies to monitor e-mails and telephone calls coming into the office for certain staff while they are off sick or on holiday.Criticism about the length of the consultation period and legal technicalities within the regulations under the Act prompted the decision. The consultation, which originally ran until 25 August, will now finish on next week and the regulations will come into force on 24 October.The rules come under the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act, which governs police surveillance, but also has implications for business. Draft guidelines would allow companies to intercept absent employees’ e-mails and telephone calls to check for hackers, keep tabs on business transactions and ensure employees comply with regulations.The company would not have to ask for consent from the caller or the receiver as long as it told employees it had the power to intercept communications should conditions outlined in the regulations arise.The CBI has called for further clarification of when the rules apply and is concerned that the regulations overlap with the Human Rights Act, which comes into force on 2 October.Michael Gooddie, HR director of GNER, said, “If you are going to hold companies responsible for their employees’ actions they must be allowed to monitor them.“It is crucial that staff think carefully before they write e-mails.” Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more

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Utah Men’s Basketball Hosts Oregon Thursday, Oregon State Saturday

first_imgAfter star freshman Bol Bol was lost for the season with a foot injury December 12, the Ducks have struggled to compensate for his 21 points and 9.6 rebounds per game. Written by Brad James Oregon scores 71.6 points per game and surrenders 64.4 points per contest. FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailSALT LAKE CITY-Thursday, fresh off of their first sweep of California and Stanford on the road in history, Utah men’s basketball hosts Oregon Thursday evening at the Huntsman Center. In the interim, Oregon has been led by freshman forward Louis King (12.8 points, 5.5 rebounds per game) and junior guard Payton Pritchard (11.5 points per game). Tags: Bol Bol/California/Donnie Tillman/Louis King/Oregon State Beavers/Payton Pritchard/Sedrick Barefield/Stanford/Utah Men’s Basketball The 11-8 (5-2 in Pac-12) Utes will host Oregon Thursday and Oregon State Saturday for their only games against the Ducks and Beavers this season. The Ducks come into Salt Lake City with a record of 12-8 and 3-4 in conference play. Sophomore forward Donnie Tillman (10.8 points and 5.5 rebounds per game) continues to be a solid complementary player this season for Utah. Senior guard Sedrick Barefield (16.2 points per game) is the Utes’ leading scorer. The Utes are currently on a 4-game winning streak and score 75.3 points per game while giving up 72.8 points per contest. January 29, 2019 /Sports News – Local Utah Men’s Basketball Hosts Oregon Thursday, Oregon State Saturdaylast_img read more

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Tenants taking less time to evict but it’s still too long, say landlords

first_imgHome » News » Tenants taking less time to evict but it’s still too long, say landlords previous nextRegulation & LawTenants taking less time to evict but it’s still too long, say landlordsMinistry of Justice figures released in parliament reveal dramatic drops in some area of the country in the time it takes to evict a tenant.Nigel Lewis23rd November 201801,012 Views The amount of time it takes to evict a tenant has reduced significantly across England, latest figures from the Ministry of Justice reveal, although landlords must still wait five months on average to take possession.The figures show that the national average has dropped by a fortnight to 22 weeks since 2013, although the reductions are more dramatic when broken down by region.In the North East and North West it is taking six weeks less to evict a tenant than in 2013 while in the South East and Midlands it’s three weeks less and in the South West, two weeks.London is the only region to buck the trend. There, tenants are taking a week longer to be evicted, on average.The figures were released during a Parliamentary debate following a question by Kevin Hollinrake, MP for Thirsk and Malton.Eviction problemsBut the Residential Landlords Association (RLA) says the figures show that the court system is failing landlords in England, and that the government’s plans to introduce longer and more secure tenancies will present huge problems for landlords and letting agents who try to evict tenants who don’t pay their rent.“If Ministers want to roll out longer tenancies, landlords need the confidence that in cases where they legitimately want to repossess a property the system will respond swiftly,” says David Smith, Policy Director at the RLA.“It is not good for either tenants or landlords to be left in a prolonged period of legal limbo. We hope that the government will press ahead with a properly funded and fully fledged Housing Court.”Read more: how fast can a tenant be evicted? Kevin Hollinrake RLA tenant David Smith eviction November 23, 2018Nigel LewisWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles Letting agent fined £11,500 over unlicenced rent-to-rent HMO3rd May 2021 BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021last_img read more

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