Landlords to begin immigration checks from December

Government plans to force landlords to check the immigration status of tenants have been criticised by homeless charity Crisis over concerns it could prevent the vulnerably housed from finding a home. A pilot scheme, due to start in the West Midlands from December 1, will require landlords to check renters’ documents to prove their immigration […]

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Boroughs with the new 24hr Taser patrols have seen dramatic rises in their use

Dramatic Rise in Taser use Expected following new 24hr Patrols

Campaigners have expressed concerns over further civil unrest following the introduction of 24hr Taser patrols in Hackney last month after London boroughs that introduced the measure last year recorded dramatic rises in its use. Forty officers have been trained in every borough to use the so-called less-than-lethal weapon as part of a citywide roll-out. Two […]

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Mental health care prioritised for people in work, government report suggests

A government report into mental health care has come under criticism after it called for preferential treatment for people in work. The paper (see page 11), by the chief medical officer Professor Dame Sally Davies, estimated that around 70 million days were lost to mental illness last year costing the economy between £70 and £100 […]

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